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San Diego Transit Agency Opens $38 Million Bus Facility to House CNG Buses


The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) celebrated the grand opening of the East County Bus Operations & Maintenance Facility, furthering the agency’s role in improving regional air quality. The facility, which was built to LEED Silver standards, will be home to 120 clean-burning CNG buses.

“MTS is focused on improving all facets of our business to improve efficiency, reliability, passenger amenities and the air we breathe,” said MTS Chief Executive Officer Paul Jablonski.  “The new East County Bus Operations & Maintenance Facility helps us achieve all those goals.”

A new CNG fueling station on site will allow MTS to replace diesel-fueled buses with CNG-fueled buses, which provide significant emission benefits. The 34,500 sq. ft. maintenance building sits on 5.5 acres in the City of El Cajon. It was built at a cost of $38 million from MTS funds, a Federal Transit Administration competitive grant secured by MTS, Transit Development Act, and State Transit Assistance Program funds.