“Rapid” bus begins operating; high-frequency service uses I-15 Express Lanes

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – San Diegans now have a new, fast, and efficient way of traveling between home, work, school, and other key destinations between Escondido, Kearny Mesa, City Heights, and Downtown San Diego. On Sunday, June 8, SANDAG and Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), in partnership with Caltrans, launched Rapid – the first high-frequency, limited-stop service in the region to use the I-15 Express Lanes.

Hundreds of community members, along with elected officials, celebrated the start of the new Rapid service at four community events at the Escondido Transit Center, Rancho Bernardo Transit Station, Sabre Springs/Pe

3 Responses to "“Rapid” bus begins operating; high-frequency service uses I-15 Express Lanes"

  1. d   June 9, 2014 at 11:45 am

    It is a shame MTS thinks the county ends in Escondido.

  2. Arthur   June 9, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    This is great news! I’m glad MTS & NCTD are doing this lets just hope San Diegans step up and take advantage of this wonderful service.

  3. grunt   June 10, 2014 at 11:45 am

    @ D – what might make this bus worth riding is it does not stop at ever town along the way. Use what ever means you have to get to it, then the time on the bus will (hopefully) be about the same as a car – when the "express" bus runs on and off the freeway for every other exit, it takes hours to get anywhere – time most of us will not waste; the next step should be a feeder bus to Temecula or Escondido for those inbetween and a join county for the bus to go express from temecula to escondido ot down town San Diego.


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