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 55 routes serve an estimated 428,826 population based upon the area within 3/4 mile of established routes within the county.
Population Served: 433,898
Service Area: 293.9 Square Miles
Fleet Size: 123
Operating Budget FY 2016: $37,065,492
Capital Budget FY 2016: $6,370,584
Passengers Carried: 4,291,955
Farebox Recovery Ratio: 26.9%
Stops in Service Area: 1,310
Revenue Miles Traveled: 4,599,434
Fleet Size: 29
Operating Budget FY 2016: $3,751,164
Capital Budget FY 2016: $280.000
Passengers Carried: 114,829
Farebox Recovery Ratio: 13.4%
Revenue Miles Traveled: 855,109