• Tight Labor Market Causes Bus Service Changes

    CHANGES GO INTO EFFECT SATURDAY, JUNE 29

    Due to a very tight labor market, MST had to reduce the amount of service on the lines listed below to match the number of employees available to drive buses. MST continues to recruit coach operators and will consider restoring service when and if the situation changes. Service changes for local bus transportation provided by Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) will go into effect Saturday, June 29, 2019. The following MST lines will be changed or modified:

    JAZZ AMajor routing and schedule changes. No longer serves Monterey Peninsula College during the summer.

    JAZZ B: Major schedule changes on weekdays.

    JAZZ C: Discontinued.

    Line 1: Discontinued Saturday evening service.

    Line 2: The 8:50 pm trip discontinued.

    Line 16: Major schedule changes in the evening. Minor routing change through CSUMB campus,

    no longer serves A St and Divarty between 6th Ave. & Quad.

    Line 18: Major schedule changes in the evening.

    Line 20: Major schedule changes. Early morning trip discontinued.

    Line 23: Added additional departures from San Ardo. Some trips continue to San Ardo and Paso

    Robles from King City.

    Line 28: Major schedule changes in the evening. Last trip departs Watsonville Transit Center at

    6:50 pm.

    Line 29: First and last trip from Watsonville Transit Center discontinued on weekdays.

    Line 41: Major schedule changes. Additional departures from Salinas Transit Center on weekends.

    Line 45: Last trip from Salinas Transit Center operates weekdays only.

    Line 49: Three evening trips discontinued. Last trip leaves Salinas Transit Center at 7:20 pm.

    Line 55: Major routing and schedule changes. No longer serves Morgan Hill.

    Line 82: Weekend 9:55 am trip to Salinas continues as line 23 from King City.

    Line 84: Major routing and schedule changes. No longer serves Soledad and Greenfield. Route

    starts at King City. Through service to/from Salinas on select line 23 trips.

    Del Rey Oaks Shuttle: Major schedule changes in the evening.

    For more information, visit mst.org or call 1-888-MST-BUS1 (1-888-678-2871) toll free. For RealTime bus arrival information, text “Next” and your four-digit bus stop ID (example, “Next 9103”) to 25370, call 1-888-MST-BUS1 with your four-digit bus stop ID, download the free Transit app, or use Google Maps. Follow twitter.com/mst_bus for the latest service alerts.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on June 24, 2019

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