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For Immediate Release

July 27, 2020

MST Reinstates Fare Collection And Front Door Boarding
Effective Saturday, August 1st

MST will reinstate fare collection systemwide beginning Saturday, August 1, 2020. Passengers should be prepared to board through the front door and pay the appropriate fare at the farebox.

MST joins other central coast transit operators Santa Cruz METRO, San Luis Obispo RTA who have already resumed collection of fares, and Santa Clara VTA who will also resume fare collection on August 1st.

On March 18th, for the health and safety of drivers and passengers, MST suspended collection of fares and required rear door boarding to reduce interaction between drivers and passengers. With safety equipment installation soon to be completed, drivers equipped with proper personal protective equipment, hand sanitizer dispensers installed on every bus, and face covering and social distancing reminders posted throughout buses and at transit stations, MST is prepared to safely resume front door boarding and collection of fares.

For schedule information, visit www.mst.org or call MST toll free at 1-888-MST-BUS1 (1-888-678-2871). For RealTime bus arrival information, text “Next” and your four-digit bus stop ID (ex., “Next 9103”) to 25370, call 1-888-MST-BUS1 with your four-digit bus stop ID, download the free Transit App, or use Google Maps. Follow MST on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mst_bus for the latest service alerts.


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Monterey, CA 93940

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