Fact Sheet - San Diego Metropolitan Transit System

Fact Sheet - San Diego Metropolitan Transit System

RapidMTS.com A New Level of Service Rapid is an exciting level of transit service that provides frequent trips along direct routes. Whether you’re he...

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RapidMTS.com A New Level of Service

Rapid is an exciting level of transit service that provides frequent trips along direct routes. Whether you’re headed to or from UC San Diego, SDSU, Downtown, or Escondido, Rapid is One Sweet Ride! SuperLoop Rapid routes 201, 202, and 204 provide high-frequency service in the north University City area, seven days a week, from 5:45 a.m. until 10 p.m. Vehicles operate every 10 minutes during peak commute hours and every 15 minutes at other times. SuperLoop Rapid connects to Rapid 237 at the Gilman Transit Center and Genesee Avenue/UTC. Mid-City Rapid 215 provides all-day service between SDSU and Downtown along El Cajon Boulevard and Park Boulevard, with service every 10 minutes during weekday peak hours, every 15 minutes during off-peak hours and all day on weekends, and every 30 minutes at night. Rapid 215 uses transit signal priority, dedicated transit lanes along a portion of Park Boulevard, and has limited stops to provide faster and more reliable service. Use Rapid 215 to connect with Rapid 235 at the El Cajon Boulevard Transit Plaza or to Trolley lines in Downtown San Diego. Rapid 235 operates seven days a week, 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., every 15 minutes during weekday rush hours and every 30 minutes during non-rush hours and on weekends. Rapid 235 provides a one-seat (no transfers) ride between the Escondido Transit Center and Downtown San Diego, with stops at Del Lago, Rancho Bernardo, Sabre Springs, Miramar College, Kearny Mesa (three stops on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard), City Heights (El Cajon Boulevard and University Avenue), and Downtown San Diego (along Broadway from City College to Santa Fe Depot). Rapid 235 uses the I-15 Express Lanes and direct access ramps to speed travel times, saving commuters up to an hour between Escondido and Downtown San Diego.



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Rapid Express is a weekday, peak-hour service along the I-15 corridor with frequent trips south in the morning (5-9 a.m.) and north in the late afternoon and evening (3-7 p.m.). Rapid Express routes are competitive with travel times in cars. • Rapid Express 280 operates between Escondido Transit Center and Downtown San Diego with one stop at the Del Lago Transit Station. • Rapid Express 290 operates between the Rancho Bernardo Transit Station and Downtown San Diego with one stop at the Sabre Springs Transit Station.

Rapid Routes

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Rapid 237 provides high-frequency service during weekday rush hours, from 5:30-10:30 a.m and 2-8 p.m., in Mira Mesa, Sorrento Mesa, and University City. Rapid 237 operates every 15 minutes between Miramar College and UC San Diego, and every 30 minutes between Rancho Bernardo and UC San Diego. Rapid 237 connects to Rapid 235 at Sabre Springs and Miramar College.

Rapid 215

How much does Rapid cost?

• Rapid 201, 202, 204, and 215: $2.25 for a one-way trip • Rapid 235 and 237: $2.50 for a one-way trip • Rapid 201, 202, 204, 215, 235, and 237 passes on Compass Card: 1-Day Regional Pass: $5 30-Day and Monthly Regional Pass: $72 for adults; $36 for youth; and $18 for seniors (60+), disabled, and Medicare • Rapid Express 280 and 290 prices: One-way trip: $5 1-Day RegionPlus Pass: $12 30-Day and Monthly Pass on Compass Card: $100 for adults; $50 for youth; and $25 for seniors, disabled, and Medicare

What makes Rapid special?

Rapid stations and vehicles provide riders with a new level of service. From your wait at the station all the way through your trip, Rapid is designed to provide enhanced comfort and convenience.


• I-15 corridor transit stations feature lighted shelters with seating and electronic signage with real-time, next arrival information; stations are conveniently located at Park & Ride lots at Escondido Transit Center, Del Lago, Rancho Bernardo, Sabre Springs/Peñasquitos, and Miramar College transit stations. • Mid-City stations feature custom architectural features, seating, real-time next arrival signs, landscaping, street lighting, and curb pop-outs to provide more room for waiting and boarding passengers. • Iconic Downtown stations will feature new landscaping, wider sidewalks, and monument signs on each block. • SuperLoop stations feature unique shelters, leaning rails and seating, lighting, and real-time next arrival signs.


• Rapid vehicles were designed for a comfortable ride and have improved lighting and increased headroom • Rapid Express coaches feature high-back cushioned seats, individual seat lighting, and overhead storage • All vehicles accept on-board cash payments and Compass Cards

Bike Facilities

Rapid vehicles are equipped with racks that accommodate two bikes on the front of the vehicle. Rapid Express coaches have underneath storage compartments. Several Rapid stations also provide bike storage facilities, including a modular facility at the Sabre Springs/Peñasquitos Transit Center. Bike lockers are located at other transit stations along the Rapid routes. Visit 511sd.com/iCommute for more information.


The low-floor design of Rapid vehicles allows for quick and easy boarding for all riders. Priority seating is available for people with disabilities at the front of the vehicle. These seats can be raised to make room for mobility devices. Rapid Express coaches are equipped with lifts for people with mobility devices.

Future Rapid Service

In 2018, South Bay Rapid will begin service between the Otay Mesa Port of Entry and Downtown via Otay Ranch/ eastern Chula Vista. Truy cập các tài liệu đã biên dịch và các biên dịch viên là miễn phí. Vui lòng liên hệ với SANDAG the địa chỉ email [email protected] hay số điện thoại (619) 699-1900 (TTY (619) 699-1904) để được hỗ trợ. Các nhân viên của SANDAG sẽ nỗ lực hết sức để bố trí hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ sớm nhất có thể. Ang daan para sa mga bagay na isinalin sa ibang wika at mga tagapagsalin sa ibang wika ay makukuha ng libre. Mangyaring makipag-ugnayan kay SANDAG sa [email protected] o sa (619) 699-1900 (TTY (619) 699-1904) para sa tulong. Ang kawani ng SANDAG ay magsisikap upang isaayos ang tulong para sa wika sa lalong madaling panahon.

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