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MTS Newsletter

Families Can Explore More, For Less, with MTS

Summer is the perfect time for San Diego families to explore more, for less! Every Saturday and Sunday, two children 12 and under ride MTS for free when accompanied by a paid adult. 

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Coronado

Once upon a time, Coronado (as we now know it) was purchased for a whopping $110,000. In 1885, businessmen Elisha Babock Jr.

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Trolley to the Big Bay Boom

With more than 250,000 attendees expected to attend San Diego’s largest fireworks show this Fourth of July, there will be plenty of traffic and parking hassles. Avoid the headache and take MTS to catch the show above the San Diego Bay.

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150 Years of the Gaslamp Quarter

Now nestled in the heart of downtown San Diego, covering 16 blocks between the Convention Center, Petco Park and Horton Plaza, it’s hard to imagine Gaslamp Quarter was once just a dusty plain.

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MTS Bus Earns National Safety Award

Safely transporting passengers to and from their destinations is the number one priority for MTS. Each year, the agency sets out to reduce and/or eliminate preventable accidents and pedestrian incidents. 

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Navigating the New Digital MTS

It’s time to leave the cash and coins behind! This spring, MTS is bringing you more flexibility and ease with the launch of two new fare options: Compass Cloud, a mobile ticketing app you can use everyday, and Compass
Cash, a stored value payment option on the Compass Card. 

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