In June 2014, a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service, called Rapid, began service along the I-15 corridor. This high-frequency bus service offers increased reliability and customer convenience, similar to the services of a light rail system. Rapid features include transit signal priority, digital displays announcing next vehicle arrival times, modern bus shelters, and fewer stops. Other planned transit improvements will support Rapid services, connecting residential areas to major employment centers and creating a vast network of quick and efficient public transit throughout the region.
In addition to providing faster service and increased routes, the I-15 Rapid service includes 29 new buses with improvements designed to make the ride more comfortable, accessible, and convenient for passengers. Rapid buses are designed to streamline and accelerate the boarding process by featuring multiple doors, low-floor designs, and fare boxes that accept Compass Cards. Additional design features, such as comfortable seating and larger windows, improve ride quality. Automated systems provide announcements of station stops and other transit information.
Two new Rapid bus services will begin in 2014:
These new Rapid routes will complement existing and new MTS regional and local bus services including Rapid Express Route 280, Rapid Express Route 290, and Mid-City Rapid Route 215. Service changes scheduled for June 2014 can be viewed in the MTS February Board Agenda Item 30.
The new Rapid bus services will use capital investment projects throughout the corridor:
For more project and construction information visit KeepSanDiegoMoving.com.
For Rapid route and service information, visit RapidMTS.com.
Last Updated June 2014
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