The transit service will also use the funds to improve the America Plaza station, Old Town Transit Center, and rail infrastructure on select lines.
“This is a highly competitive grant program. This grant funding will help our efforts to maintain a solid state-of-good repair and introduce zero-emissions buses to the market,” MTS Chief Executive Officer Paul Jablonski said.
SANDAG was also awarded $5.76 million to make safety improvements and station upgrades along University Ave.
“This funding will help make San Diego’s public transit system safer, faster and more accessible,” Senate Leader Toni Atkins said in a release. “I’m glad to see these badly needed improvements get underway.”
The funds were made available by the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program through SB 1.