Work Stoppage Update (May 19): MTS South Bay and East County Service Impacted

Trolley service is unaffected and will operate according to schedule

San Diego – A work stoppage is impacting the South Bay and East County bus divisions for the Metropolitan Transit System which will disrupt bus service on Friday, May 19 and possibly longer. The work stoppage is due to ongoing negotiations between Transdev/First Transit and its bus operators. This is the same situation as yesterday.

South Bay Bus Division: Bus routes out of the South Bay division that could 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.  

East County Bus Division: Bus routes out of the East County division that could be impacted include: 88, 115, 280, 290, 815, 816, 832, 834, 848, 851, 852, 854, 855, 856, 864, 872, 874, 875, 888, 891, 892, 894, 921, 928, 936

Copley Park Division (MTS Access and minibus service): Operating normal service at this time.  

Imperial Avenue Division: Operating normal service

Kearny Mesa Division: Operating normal service

Trolley System: Operating normal service

Please note: real-time service information (such as the OneBusAway app) 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. For press or media inquiries related to the agreement or negotiations, contact First Transit/Transdev at or 301-674-3733.

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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