SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Commuters in the South Bay now have a direct bus ride into downtown San Diego.
Starting Monday, the Metropolitan Transit System’s South Bay Rapid bus line will run from the new Otay Mesa Transit Center to the Santa Fe Depot in downtown.
The Rapid route includes 12 transit stations on the 26-mile journey into the heart of San Diego. It begins at the Otay Mesa Transit Center (9475 1/2 Nicola Tesla Court, San Diego, 92154), travels through east Chula Vista, heads north on Interstate 805 and then goes onto westbound state Route 94 into downtown.
MTS officials say the route is designed to improve traffic blow at the border and in surrounding South Bay communities.
In celebration of the new South Bay Rapid line, free rides are available until Feb. 2. The route runs daily from 4:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
New South Bay Rapid is in service. Rides free through Saturday. Runs from the new Otay Mesa Transit Center all the way to the Santa Fe Depot downtown. Commuters who cross the border to get to their jobs in SD tell me this is going to shave a lot of time off their commute. @10News pic.twitter.com/euhUpm59BA
— Mimi Elkalla (@10NewsMimi) January 28, 2019