MTS Board Authorized Statement Regarding Closed Session Discussions

Today, the MTS Board of Directors held a special closed session meeting regarding pending litigation against MTS.

Statement delivered by MTS Board acting Chair Stephen Whitburn:

After discussion, the Board of Directors decided that we will hire an outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation and report its findings directly to the Board. We will begin the process of selecting outside counsel and beginning the investigation immediately. It is the Board’s intent that the findings of the investigation will be made public.

The Board has instructed counsel to reject any request to indemnify or defend Nathan Fletcher. Mr. Fletcher failed to act in good faith and in a manner reasonably believed to be in the best interest of MTS.

MTS is moving forward with our vital work to provide safe, reliable, efficient, and accessible transportation to our San Diego region. We remain focused on our responsibility to the thousands of residents, visitors, and employees who count on us every day.

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The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) operates more than 100 bus routes and three Trolley lines in 10 cities and unincorporated areas of San Diego. MTS is a leader in advancing initiatives to create a greener, cleaner and better-connected transit system in San Diego. Each weekday more than 200,000 passenger trips are taken throughout the MTS system taking people to work, school, health appointments and other essential trips. In FY 2022, MTS served more than 57 million riders. For service schedule updates, news, alerts and more information on how you can use public transportation, go to


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