Work Stoppage Update: MTS Access, Minibus and South Bay Service Impacted

Trolley service is unaffected and will operate according to schedule

San Diego - First Transit, which operates minibus and Access service on behalf of MTS, is in contract negotiations with its bus operators. While both parties are hopeful that an agreement will be made soon, a work stoppage is in effect on Wednesday, April 26.

The following minibus routes may be impacted: 14, 18, 83, 84, 870, 944, 945A, and Sorrento Valley COASTER Connection (Routes 972, 973, 978, 979).

Additionally, bus routes out of the South Bay division may be impacted as well: 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. First Transit/Transdev will continue to fill as many trips as possible with qualified providers and drivers while the work stoppage is in effect.

Passengers can check the MTS Alerts & Detours webpage for updates and most accurate service information. Passengers can also contact MTS Information & Trip Planning for trip planning assistance at 619-233-3004, or use the online trip planner at 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

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