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: 435,232
Service Area: 295 Square Miles
Fleet Size: 122
Operating Expenses FY 2017: $37,233,619
Capital Expenses FY 2017: $10,532,211
Passengers Carried: 4,262,312
Farebox Recovery Ratio: 26.6%
Stops in Service Area: 1,317
Revenue Miles Traveled: 4,572,297
Fleet Size: 34
Operating Expenses FY 2017: $4,114,519
Capital Expenses FY 2017: $707,391
Passengers Carried: 132,769
Farebox Recovery Ratio: 11.7%
Revenue Miles Traveled: 976,231