Monterey-Salinas Transit District was created by state law AB644 and formed July 1, 2010. The district succeeds Monterey-Salinas Transit Joint Powers Agency formed in 1981 when the City of Salinas joined the Monterey Peninsula Transit Joint Powers Agency which was formed in 1972.
Current members of the district are the Cities of Carmel, Del Rey Oaks, Gonzales, Greenfield, King City, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Sand City, Seaside, Soledad and the County of Monterey. A board of directors with a representative from each member jurisdiction governs the agency and appoints the general manager.
Monterey-Salinas Transit serves a 280 square-mile area of Monterey County and Southern Santa Cruz County. MST’s 54 routes serve an estimated 426,762 population based upon the area within 3/4 mile of established routes within the county.
Population Served: 426,762
Service Area: 280 Square Miles
Fleet Size: 111
Operating Budget FY 2014: $31,472,928
Capital Budget FY 2014: $24,091,554
Passengers Carried: 4,161,456
Farebox Recovery Ratio: 21.9%
Stops in Service Area: 1,288
Revenue Miles Traveled: 3,905,119
Fleet Size: 33
Operating Budget FY 2014: $2,941,492
Capital Budget FY 2014: $618,417
Passengers Carried: 107,259
Farebox Recovery Ratio: 10.8%
Revenue Miles Traveled: 996,250