Saturday, May 27, 2023
A work stoppage is currently in effect at the South Bay Bus Division and Copley Park Division due to negotiations between Transdev/First Transit and employees. East County has regular service at this time. Please plan for limited or no service to the following routes, effective immediately, and until further notice. Should more operators become available, service is added to route with the highest ridership needs and service area coverage. For specific information on what service may be available by specific route, please contact Information and Trip Planning at 619-233-3004.
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: East County is experiencing regular scheduled service at this time. To verify in real time if there is service on your route please contact the MTS Information & Trip Planning Office at (619) 233-3004 between 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
MTS Access and Minibus Service
MTS Access service is significantly impacted by the work stoppage and limited service will be available to riders. We recommend riders use alternative transportation.
Copley Park Division (MTS Access and minibus service): Bus routes out of the Copley Park Division that could be impacted include: MTS Access, 14, 18, 25, 83, 84, 833, 838, 944, 945, 946, 964, 965, 985; Saturdays: 832, 833, 838, 945, 965; Sundays: 832, 833, 838.
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 also contact MTS Information & Trip Planning for trip planning assistance at (619) 233-3004. MTS Access riders can contact at 888-517-9627 for recommended alternative transportation options.
Why are the Transdev employees not working?
The Union agreement is between the Teamsters Local 683 and Transdev. Therefore, MTS is not a party to the negotiations and does not have information on details. Transdev is actively negotiating with the Teamsters 683 and remains hopeful to come to an amicable resolution soon with minimal disruption to the riding public. For press or media inquiries related to the agreement or negotiations, contact First Transit/Transdev at Mitun.Seguin@transdev.com or 301-674-3733.
When will the stoppage end?
If instated, a work stoppage would continue until further notice. MTS will continue to work with Transdev to provide our passengers with updated information as it becomes available. MTS will have information and updates available on its website – www.sdmts.com.
What is the relationship between Transdev and MTS?
Transdev is MTS’ contracted service provider for a number of fixed-route services in San Diego's South County, and East County. These employees are not directly employed by MTS. The Union agreement covering their employment is between, Teamsters Local 683 and Transdev. MTS does not have any authority or involvement in the negotiations.
What MTS service does this work stoppage impact?
Transdev operates select MTS fixed-route services. This work stoppage would impact MTS service in San Diego's South County (daily), and East County on the weekends only.
For the fixed-route services that Transdev operates, MTS will use alternative resources to operate as many routes, and as frequently, as possible. The work stoppage could possibly affect the following routes:
Daily: 1, 3, 5, 27, 28, 35, 225, 701, 704, 705, 709, 712, 901, 904, 905, 906, 907, 929, 932, 933, 934, 950/950A, 955, 961, 962, 963, 992
Weekends: 115, 815, 848, 852, 855, 856, 864, 874, 875, 916, 917, 921, 928, 936
For additional information and alternate routing options, please contact the MTS Information and Trip Planning office at (619) 233-3004. You may also find additional information as updates are available online at the Alerts & Detours page. Please note that the availability and service for individual routes may vary from day to day, so please check these resources frequently for the most current service impacts each day.
Does the work stoppage impact Trolley service?
No, MTS Trolley service is not impacted.
If my bus route is impacted, how can I plan a trip?
For additional information and alternate routing options, please contact the MTS Information and Trip Planning office at (619) 233-3004. You may also find additional information as updates are available online at the Alerts & Detours page.
Will NCTD service be impacted?
Please contact NCTD for inquiries about its service at (www.gonctd.com).
How long will the work stoppage last?
Unfortunately, MTS has no way of knowing how long it will last, if it goes into effect. MTS will continue to work with Transdev to provide customers with updated information on the status of the work stoppage, as well as service schedules.
Will you let us when this is resolved?
Yes, MTS will post information on its website to let customers know the latest information. Customers are encouraged to check this page frequently for updated information.