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New Program will keep MTS Buses Moving in Heavy Traffic


SAN DIEGO - A new pilot program aims to help keep public transit moving even during heavy traffic.

Starting Tuesday, the Bus on Shoulder program will allow MTS buses to travel on the shoulder on parts of the 805 and 94 freeways. The buses will only be able to use the shoulder if traffic slows to less than 35 mph, but the buses won't be able to travel faster than 35 while on the shoulder.

While the concept is not new, San Diego is the first region to implement technology that lets bus drivers know what's on the shoulder ahead of them and the technology will communicate with signal ramp meters to hold cars back until the bus passes.

The $31 Million project was approved back in 2016 and, if its successful, it could be expanded.

MTS Rapid Bus

Photo: SANDAG


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