Work Stoppage Update (May 16): MTS South Bay, East County, Minibus and Access Bus Service Impacted as Early as This Evening 

Trolley service is unaffected and will operate according to schedule

San Diego – A work stoppage is in effect at the Metropolitan Transit System’s South Bay Bus Division due to ongoing negotiations between Transdev and its bus operators. Bus routes out of the South Bay division that may be impacted include: 1, 3, 5, 27, 28, 35, 225, 701, 704, 705, 709, 712, 901, 904, 905, 906, 907, 909, 916, 917, 923, 929, 932, 933, 934, 950/950A, 955, 961, 962, 963, 967, 968, 992.

In addition, service at the East County Bus Division (also operated by Transdev) may be impacted as result.

Lastly, a work stoppage for minibus and Access service, operated by First Transit, may happen as early as Wednesday, May 17 as contract negotiations with its bus operators continue. The following minibus routes could be impacted: Weekdays: 14, 18, 25, 83, 84, 833, 838, 944, 945, 946, 964, 965, 985; Saturdays: 832, 833, 838, 945, 965; Sundays: 832, 833, 838. If a work stoppage happens with First Transit operators, First Transit will continue to fill as many trips as possible with qualified providers and drivers while the work stoppage is in effect.

Please note: real-time service information may not be accurate. Passengers can check the MTS Alerts & Detours webpage for updates and most accurate service information. Alerts are updated daily as soon as any missed trips are known. Passengers can also contact MTS Information & Trip Planning for trip planning assistance at 619-233-3004. MTS Access riders can contact at 888-517-9627 or visit for recommended alternative transportation options. For press or media inquiries related to the agreement or negotiations, contact First Transit/Transdev at or 301-674-3733.

MTS will update the public as more information is received, but urges the public to plan ahead for this potential disruption. MTS Trolley is unaffected and will operate according to schedule. MTS will notify the public and update schedules via social media and at

We apologize for the delay in service and encourage riders to make alternative transportation plans when available.

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