The Better Bus Network: Service changes begin December 10th
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MST’s Better Bus Network

The Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) Board of Directors approved the Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) Final Network Plan in February 2022. Now known as the Better Bus Network.

This new Better Bus Network will go into effect December 10, 2022.

 

What changes are coming?

Save time with bus lines that are more frequent and more direct.

Save money with new, simple bus fares: $2 for 2 hours/ $1 for 2 hours Discount*

New, lower cost GoPass:
Daily GoPass $6.00/$3.00 Discount*
Weekly GoPass: $20.00/$10.00 Discount*
Monthly GoPass: $70.00/$35.00 Discount*

Free, timed transfers at major transit centers for faster local and regional travel.

Save our planet with more people with access to jobs, education, and healthcare near transit overall.

*Discounts for 18 years and under, 65 years and older, Individuals with disabilities, Medicare Card holders, Veterans, Veteran’s spouse/caregiver, and MST RIDES Paratransit Eligibility card holders

 

Better Bus Network: Regional Network Map

 

Better Bus Network: System Map

 

How will the Better Bus Network affect YOUR trip?

Check out the interactive Trip Planner Tool to see if YOUR route number and schedule are changing.

Better Bus Network Plannin Tool

 

New Bus Fares

Beginning December 10th, fares for all routes will be the same – you can ride up to 2 hours (systemwide) for only $2. If you need to transfer, request a 2-hour pass from your driver when boarding your first bus.

Still have questions about the Better Bus Network? Contact us! 1-888-MST-BUS1

 

How did MST decide on these changes?

In 2021, MST worked with over 80 riders, stakeholders and community organizations to seek input and re-design the entire bus network. Early in the process, MST conducted a telephone survey with members of the general public, held focus groups with MST riders, and developed a Choices Report to outline what we heard from the community. The public was encouraged to comment throughout planning and at various community meetings. After hearing all the input, the MST Board of Directors directed staff and consultants to redesign the transit network, focusing more on ridership and less on covering all areas of the county. This effort also prioritized the transportation needs of people in low-income communities and where people need transit the most.