Jump to content
Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.
Sign in to follow this  
Shortline Bus

Semi Doomsday Service Cuts started on San Diego MTS buses & light rail/trolley 6/09

Recommended Posts

While here in New York area we dodged a bullet with proposed doomesday budget cuts and fare hikes on the (MTA) in San Diego County, Ca. however which includes San Diego City, because of loss of $14 Million in state funding from Sacramento San Diego MTS(their version of the MTA) has created their version of a semi doomesday cuts. This despite record ridership in last few years on their buses and light rail/trolley.

 

The main part of the cuts is the blue line(Old Town SD-San Yirdso)running between Centre City San Diego and the border stop to Tijuana, Mexico ending weekend(Friday and Saturday nights) hourly overnight service between 2-5am. Also most of the MTS system busiest bus lines late evening service daily from about 9pm-Midnight now operating every 30-60 minute headways instead of every 20-30 minutes.

The busy routes include the #2, 7, 15, 20, 115, 901 and 932.

 

The reason why i care about San Diego is because this is where both of my parents (retired) and Older sister now live. Here the lowdown.

 

MTS June 2009 Service Changes

 

 

Sunday schedule changes take effect on Sunday, June 14, 2009

Weekday schedule changes take effect on Monday, June 15, 2009

Super Loop Service (Routes 201/202) begin on June 15, 2009

 

The State of California has eliminated State Transit Assistance, causing an annual $14 million loss of operating money to MTS. To help balance the MTS budget, service reductions and fare increases will be implemented. The fare changes and service changes are listed below.

 

Online trip planning under our new schedules is availabe on Google Transit. Or, our friendly staff at the 511 office will help you plan your new trip. Just pick up your phone and dial 511 or 619-233-3004.

 

Please be sure to pick up a new timetable for the routes with changes, as listed below. The timetables and maps are provided in PDF format. To read these files, you must have a PDF viewer installed on your system. You may use the free PDF viewer Adobe Acrobat Reader. Some timetable PDF files are large files. We recommend that you right-click the link for the timetable and select "Save As..." and save the file to your computer's hard drive before opening the file.

 

June 2009 Service Changes

 

Route

Description

Timetable and Map

Streets Traveled

 

Blue Line Effective 6/20/09: Friday and Saturday Evening-only late overnight 'Owl' hourly service is discontinued. Last trains on Friday/Saturday Evenings leaves for Downtown SD at appx 1am.

 

 

Orange Line There are no changes to the Orange Line.

Green Line There are no major changes to the Green Line. Note. The last few Green Line late evening trains westbound (To Old Town)will be extended to Mission and 12nd Transfer Station and stored for the night at the nearby yards.

 

 

Super Loop Effective Monday 6/15/09: New “Super Loop” Route 201/202 starts service in University City, operating a loop between UTC and UCSD, via Genesee Ave., Nobel Dr., Gilman Dr., and Voigt Dr., including Scripps Memorial and Thornton Hospitals. Service starts Monday, June 15, then will operate 7 days/week, every 10-15 minutes in each direction. Timetable and Map Streets Traveled

 

2 Effective 6/14/09: Sunday frequency is reduced to every 20 minutes. Also, the downtown terminal is moved from the Embarcadero area to America Plaza on weekends only. Also, other schedule adjustments on all days. Timetable and Map Same as current

7 Effective 6/14/09: Sunday frequency is reduced to every 15 minutes. Also, late night trip adjustments on all days. Timetable and Map Same as current

8/9 Effective 6/14/09: Sunday frequency is reduced to every 15 minutes. Also, late night trip adjustments on all days. Timetable and Map Same as current

10 Effective 6/14/09: Sunday frequency is reduced to every 20 minutes, and minor Saturday schedule adjustments. Also, weekend early morning schedule adjustments for better connections at Old Town. Timetable and Map Same as current

11 Effective 6/14/09: Sunday frequency is reduced to every 30 minutes, and minor Saturday schedule adjustments. Timetable and Map Same as current

14 Effective 6/14/09: Route is shortened to operate hourly on weekdays only between Lake Murray Blvd. (La Mesa) and Grantville Trolley Station. Grantville routing is adjusted to maintain service to Rancho Mission Rd. Weekend service is discontinued. For alternate service in Mission Valley, Route 14 passengers may be able to use Routes 6 or 928 or the Green Line. Separately, a new Route 88 will operate seven days/week on Hotel Circle

between Fashion Valley and Old Town. Timetable and Map Streets Traveled

15 Effective 6/14/09: Sunday frequency is reduced to every 20 minutes. Timetable and Map Same as current

20 Effective 6/14/09: Saturday service is reduced to hourly frequency north of Mira Mesa, and Sunday service is reduced to hourly. Timetable and Map Streets Traveled

27 Effective 6/14/09: Minor schedule changes to improve connections in Pacific Beach and Kearny Mesa. Timetable and Map Same as current

30 Effective 6/14/09: Schedule changes for summer, and one earlier northbound trip added on weekend mornings. Timetable and Map Same as current

31 Effective 6/15/09: Minor evening schedule adjustments. Timetable and Map Same as current

86 Effective 6/14/09: Route is discontinued and replaced by new “Super Loop” service (Routes 201/202). Note that the last day of Route 86 service will be Saturday 6/13/09, and the first day of Super Loop service will be Monday 6/15/09. N/A N/A

88 Effective 6/14/09: New Route 88 serves Hotel Circle North and South between Old Town and Fashion Valley, seven days a week. Timetable and Map Streets Traveled

105 Effective 6/14/09: Night service is reduced to hourly after 7pm. Also, early morning adjustments on all days. Timetable and Map Same as current

115 Effective 6/14/09:Weekend schedule adjustments. Timetable and Map Same as current

210 Effective 6/15/09: Afternoon schedule adjustments. Timetable and Map Same as current

701 Effective 6/14/09: Saturday frequency is reduced to hourly. Timetable and Map Same as current

704 Effective 6/14/09: New Route 704B trips serve Bay Blvd. from Palomar Trolley during weekday rush hours. Timetable and Map Streets Traveled

707 Effective 6/15/09: Minor schedule adjustments. Timetable and Map Same as current

709 Effective 6/14/09: Service between Southwestern College and Otay Ranch Town Center is reduced to every 30 minutes on weekdays. Also, other schedule adjustments. Timetable and Map Same as current

712 Effective 6/14/09: Frequency is reduced to hourly after 7pm on weekdays & all day on Saturdays. Timetable and Map Same as current

810 Effective 6/15/09: Schedule adjustments. Timetable and Map Same as current

815 Effective 6/14/09:Weekday frequency is reduced to hourly after 7pm. Timetable and Map Same as current

820 Effective 6/15/09: Minor schedule adjustments. Timetable and Map Same as current

832 Effective 6/14/09:Weekday frequency is reduced to hourly. Timetable and Map Same as current

833 Effective 6/14/09:Weekend frequency between El Cajon Transit Center and Parkway Plaza is reduced to every 60 minutes. The northern portion of the route remains at a 60-minute frequency on weekends. Timetable and Map Same as current

845 Effective 6/14/09: Minor schedule adjustments for improved connections with Route 20. Timetable and Map Same as current

848 Effective 6/14/09:Weekday frequency is reduced to hourly after 7pm. Also, schedule adjustments on weekdays to better connect with the Trolley. Timetable and Map Same as current

855 Effective 6/14/09:Weekday frequency is reduced to hourly after 7pm. Timetable and Map Same as current

856 Effective 6/14/09:Weekday frequency is reduced to hourly after 7pm, and service to Rancho San Diego Village is discontinued on weekends.

860 Effective 6/15/09: One morning and one afternoon trip are discontinued, and other trips have schedule adjustments. Timetable and Map Same as current

864 Effective 6/14/09: Service east of East County Square is reduced to hourly on weekdays. Timetable and Map Streets Traveled

870 Effective 6/15/09: Route 870 will change from a Premium Express route to a regular Express route. The route will operate with a minibus, and the cash fare will be $2.50 instead of $5.00. For passengers using a monthly pass, a regular monthly pass ($72 Adult) will be required instead of a premium monthly pass. Additionally, there are major schedule changes. Timetable and Map Same as current

871/872 Effective 6/14/09: Weekday frequency is reduced to hourly and most weekend service is discontinued. On Saturdays and Sundays, a shortened Route 872A shuttle will operate hourly on the southern half of the route between the El Cajon Transit Center, Chase Ave., and Magnolia Ave. (south of Douglas Ave.). Timetable and Map Streets Traveled

880 Effective 6/15/09: The last afternoon northbound trip is shifted five minutes later. Timetable and Map Same as current

901 Effective 6/14/09: Frequency is reduced to hourly after 7pm on all days & before 7am on weekends. Timetable and Map Same as current

 

905 Effective 6/14/09:Weekday frequency is reduced to hourly during the midday. Weekend service is reduced to hourly all day. Timetable and Map Same as current

921 Effective 6/14/09: On weekends, Route 921A will be extended to operate between the UCSD Campus and Mira Mesa. Service into UTC Transit Center is discontinued. Also, other weekend schedule adjustments. Timetable and Map Streets Traveled

923 Effective 6/14/09: On weekends only, Route 923 will operate a shortened route between Ocean Beach and San Diego Int’l Airport, where a timed connection with Route 992 allows transfers to/from downtown. (No changes to weekday service.) Timetable and Map Streets Traveled

928 Effective 6/14/09: Major schedule changes on weekdays for improved connections in Kearny Mesa. Also, frequency is reduced to hourly on weekends. Timetable and Map Same as current

932 Effective 6/14/09: Frequency is reduced to hourly after 8pm on all days. On weekends only, every other trip will terminate at E St. Trolley (only every other trip serves 8th St. Trolley). Also, other minor schedule adjustments. Timetable and Map Same as current

933/934 Effective 6/14/09: Saturday frequency is reduced to 20 minutes and Sunday frequency is reduced to 30 minutes. Night frequency is reduced to hourly after 8:30pm on all days. Timetable and Map Same as current

965 Effective 6/14/09: Service on the 965B loop is discontinued and the 965A routing is modified near the City Heights Transit Plaza (I-15). Timetable and Map Streets Traveled

967 Effective 6/14/09: Frequency is reduced to 120 minutes on Sundays (combined Sunday frequency of Routes 967 and 968 is 60 minutes). Timetable and Map Same as current

968 Effective 6/14/09: Frequency is reduced to 120 minutes on Sundays (combined Sunday frequency of Routes 967 and 968 is 60 minutes). Timetable and Map Same as current

992 Effective 6/14/09: Frequency is reduced to every 30 minutes after 6:30pm on all days. Also,

major evening schedule changes for better Trolley connections at America Plaza. Timetable and Map Same as current

 

 

 

July 2009 Fare Changes

 

The following Monthly Pass and one-way fare changes are effective July 1, 2009 (including July passes sold in June).

 

Monthly Passes/30-Day Passes Current July 2009 Passes

Adult $68 $72

Senior/Disabled/Medicare $17 $18

Youth $34 $36

College $54.40 $57.60

PREMIUM Adult $90 $100

PREMIUM Senior/Disabled/Medicare $22.50 $25

PREMIUM Youth $45 $50

14-Day Passes NEW!

 

Replaces the Half-Month passes that were sold at The Transit Store

Current Effective July 1, 2009

Adult — $41 (will change to $43 with Compass Card)

PREMIUM Adult — $60

1-Day Passes Current Effective July 1, 2009

Regional Day Pass $5 $5 (no change)

RegionPlus Day Pass

 

(valid on MTS Premium Express & now on COASTER)

$11 $14

One-Way Cash Fares Current Effective July 1, 2009

Local/Urban Bus Fare $2.25 $2.25 (no change)

Senior/Disabled/Medicare $1.10

$1.10 (no change)

Trolley Fare/Express Bus $2.50 $2.50 (no change)

Senior/Disabled/Medicare $1.25

$1.25 (no change)

Premium Express Bus $5.00 $5.00 (no change)

Senior/Disabled/Medicare $2.50

$2.50 (no change)

Downtown Zone Trolley Fare $1.25 $2.50

Senior/Disabled/Medicare $0.60

$1.25

Shuttle Bus Fare (Rts. 851, 871/892, 904)

$1.00 $2.25

Senior/Disabled/Medicare $0.50

$1.10

 

c 2009)san diego county mts, inc.

 

Reactions?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I question MTS's implementation of the new "Super Loop" service in University City. Wouldn't it be more prudent to start service in August, rather than June, when university is actually in session? According to others I've heard, they're basically running empty buses since the service started recently. They could have saved some money by delaying the opening until August.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.