SAN DIEGO — San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System is warning riders in South Bay of potential bus route delays caused by a work stoppage.
Workers at the South Bay Bus division have voted to strike as they continue negotiations with its operator, Transdev. MTS said South Bay Bus Division may be impacted starting as early as Wednesday morning. MTS says this is about 33% of MTS bus routes.
Bus routes out of the East County bus division, minibus, and MTS Access services are operating at normal service.
"If a work stoppage happens with First Transit operators, First Transit will continue to fill as many trips as possible with qualified providers and drivers while the work stoppage is in effect," MTS said in a statement.
South Bay Division routes 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.
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MTS Passengers can also contact MTS Information & Trip Planning for trip planning assistance at 619-233-3004.
First Transit operates some South Bay, Minibus and Access service for MTS. Employees are asking for better working conditions and higher pay. First Transit is MTS’ contracted service provider for Paratransit and a limited number of fixed route services using minibuses. These employees are not directly employed by MTS. MTS does not have any authority or involvement in the negotiations.
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