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MTS Delivers $1 Billion in Annual Value to Regional Economy

MTS commissioned the Fermanian Business & Economic Institute to conduct a study based on economic data from the fiscal year ending in June 2018. MTS chose Fermanian because it specializes in expert consulting dedicated to discovering insights that effect change for organizations around the globe

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First Battery Electric Bus

First Battery-Electric MTS Bus Now Serving Passengers

The new six battery-electric 150 mile per charge buses have rolled out on an 18-month pilot program to serve routes 1, 2, 4, 10, 13, 815, 905 and 936. Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) is excited to be able to bring clean, quite and maximum return on investment vehicles to our commuters and the

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2019 Year in Review

2019 In Review

We had a big year in 2019 - we launched South Bay Rapid connecting Otay Mesa to Downtown, reintroduced the first ever trolley car as part of the SDG&E Silver Line, and started running our electric buses along the system.

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Coming This Fall: Quiet. Clean. Electric.

MTS riders, and San Diego Country residents, will soon start seeing a new look on some MTS buses. Think: green. Electric green. That’s right, MTS will quite literally go green when electric buses roll out this fall. However, it’s not just a new look that riders can expect. In addition to running

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Trolley tracks

Mid-Coast Trolley Construction

In August, the MTS Marketing Department took a behind-the-scenes tour of construction progress for the Mid-Coast Trolley extension. The region’s largest-ever transit project is over 50% through the construction process, and is slated for a summer/fall 2021 launch. Each day, there are about 250 men

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First Ever Trolley Goes Back into Service

Way back on Sunday, July 26, 1981 the San Diego Trolley hit the rails of the South Line (now called the UC San Diego Blue Line) for the first time. On that day, approximately 15,000 people lined up to take a ride from Santa Fe Depot to the San Ysidro border crossing. These days, the UC San Diego

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