Diversion Program

Resolve your MTS Fare Citation

Effective September 1, 2020, certain fare violation citations may be resolved with MTS through a Diversion Program.  Participating in the Diversion Program can save you money and time.  You may be eligible to avoid court and receive a reduced penalty by resolving this citation directly with MTS.  MTS will not submit your fare citation to court if you perform one of the below options. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Type of Violation: Only fare violation citations are eligible for Diversion Program. This includes: MTS. Ord. 2, Pen Code 640(c)(1), Pen Code 640(c)(2)). If your citation lists two (2) or more violations or violation Pen Code 640(c)(3) “misuse of reduced fare”, then the citation is not eligible for Diversion Program. 

  2. Date of Citation: Issued on or after September 1, 2020.  Any citations issued before September 1, 2020 are not eligible for Diversion Program.
Pay a Reduced Fine of $25, within 120 days
Perform Community Service within 120 Days
Request a Limited Appeal within 15 days
Options if Missed the Deadline to Complete Diversion
Options if You Have Multiple Fare Violations
Questions About the Diversion Program