MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. (KION) Monterey County and Monterey-Salinas Transit announced that the transportation service will be suspended due to a "significant reduction in ridership" since the Shelter in Place order took effect.
MST has already seen a number of service suspensions over the last two weeks, but now it will make substantial changes that will take effect Saturday.
The service said in a press release that it will operate on weekdays as if it were a modified Sunday schedule, but several more lines will be suspended until further notice.
Starting Saturday, the following lines will be suspended:
- 4 Carmel-- Carmel Rancho
- 8 Ryan Ranch-- Sand City
- 12 The Dunes-- NPS
- 14 La Mesa-- NPS
- 19 Del Monte Center-- CSUMB via East Campus
- 25 CSUMB-- Salinas
- 26 CSUMB-- East Campus Express
- 27 Watsonville-- Marina
- 46 Natividad-- Salinas
- 48 Salinas-- Salinas Airport Business Center
- 56 Salinas-- Monterey
- Del Rey Oaks Special Service
Lines that will continue to operate weekday schedules include Line 93 Ryan Ranch-- Monterey and South County On Call in Gonzales, Greenfield, Kint City and Soledad.
The following lines were already suspended:
- 47 Hartnell-- Alisal Campus
- 55 Monterey-- San Jose Express
- 70 Presidio-- La Mesa
- 72 Presidio-- North Salinas
- 74 Presidio-- Toro Park
- 75 Presidio Marshall Park
- 76 Presidio-- Stillwell Park
- 78 Presidio-- Santa Cruz
- 86 King City-- San Jose/San Jose Airport
- MST Trolley
Other lines will follow a modified Sunday schedule. There is increased service to the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula on Lines 22 and 24.
MST service will continue during the Shelter in Place because it is an essential service, but will operate in a limited capacity.
For more information, visit mst.org or call 1-888-678-2871.