• CSUMB Has Funded Large Expansion of Bus Service

    On Saturday, August 23, 2014, MST will introduce the largest-ever expansion of bus service in and around the CSUMB campus – to be 100% funded by the University. Line 17 CSUMB – Marina, will now have increased frequency compared to last academic year, operating every 25 minutes throughout the day instead of the previously scheduled every 45 minutes. In addition, Line 17 will now operate seven-days-a-week during the school year instead of last year’s weekday-only service. Plus, the Line 17 route has been expanded to serve residential areas of Marina along Reindollar Road and California Avenue to provide increased connectivity from the surrounding community to campus.

    Line 26 CSUMB-East Campus Express also has an expanded route and schedule, with new service being introduced to Monterey College of Law, where a number of CSUMB classes will be held for the 2014-2015 academic year. Frequencies on Line 26 will also be improved, with buses now arriving every 30 minutes instead of last year’s 45-minute headways. And, CSUMB is funding additional service on Line 25 CSUMB-Salinas on Sunday evenings to enable students living in Salinas to study at the University when the library is open late and then return home by bus.

    Details of this unprecedented expansion of service to CSUMB, as well as route and schedules of bus lines that were adjusted last month and the return of Line 47 Hartnell-Alisal Campus (which connects the Central and Alisal campuses of Hartnell Community College) for the academic year, can be found in the new MST Rider’s Guide. Customers can pick up the new Rider’s Guide aboard MST buses; at MST customer service centers in Monterey, Salinas and Marina; and at over 100 other locations throughout the county.

    In addition, MST is introducing its new mobile web site for smart phones, which will enable customers to quickly and easily access transit maps and schedules and plan their transit trips using Google Transit throughout MST’s service area in Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and San Luis Obispo Counties, as well as to connecting bus and train services in the Bay Area and beyond. All information on the new MST mobile website, as well as on the traditional website formatted for desktop/laptop computers, is available in 80 languages by clicking on the easy-to-use Google Translate icon. MST customers can access additional transit information by following MST on Twitter to receive tweets notifying them when a bus is running more than 15 minutes late so that they can plan ahead as they travel to their destinations.

    For more information, visit www.mst.org or call Monterey-Salinas Transit toll free at 1-888-MST-BUS1. Follow MST on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mst_bus for the latest service alerts.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on August 20, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News

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