FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
13 July 2020
GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR
MST’S SOUTH COUNTY OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE FACILITY
On Friday, July 10, 2020, Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) Chair, elected leaders, and staff celebrated the groundbreaking (in a group of no more than 12 individuals wearing face coverings and maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from one another) of what will become MST’s South County Operations & Maintenance Facility.
The project will support existing and future transit needs in the surrounding rural communities of Monterey’s South County. The 11,000 square foot facility will primarily serve transit vehicles that serve southern Monterey County. The facility will support 35 staff in MST’s maintenance, administrative, and bus driver functions. Forty buses will be operated from and maintained at the new facility.
The $13.5 million construction project will bring approximately 190 well-paying, local jobs to the area through direct and indirect activities. Project funding comes from the United States Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration, State of California SB 1 funds, as well TAMC Measure X and local funding.
For more information, please visit www.mst.org or call Monterey-Salinas Transit toll free at 1-888-MST-BUS1.