Tag Archives: Metropolitan Transit System

Six Months In, Mid-City Rapid Bus Line Boosts Ridership But Not Speed

Bus wait times are displayed at a new Mid-City Rapid bus station on 43rd Street and El Cajon Boulevard April 6, 2015. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks Transit riders who wanted another trolley fought the Metropolitan Transit … Continue reading

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Cab Companies Sue Over Move To Open San Diego’s Taxi Market

Credit: Flickr / Leandro Neumann Ciuffo By Megan Burks A coalition of cab companies has filed a legal complaint against the Metropolitan Transit System, asking for an injunction on efforts to open the taxi market. Beginning April 1, the number … Continue reading

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San Diego Transit Agency Gives Final OK For Open Taxi Market

Photo Credit: Megan Burks | KPBS By Megan Burks It’s official. San Diego now has an open taxi market. The Metropolitan Transit System Board of Directors Thursday approved in a 12-3 vote a proposal to lift the cap on the … Continue reading

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Students Want Cap-and-Trade Dollars for Free Youth Bus Passes

Abdullahi Mohamed speaks to supporters Dec. 10, 2014 at a rally for free student bus passes. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks Students marched from San Diego High School to the Metropolitan Transit System offices Wednesday to persuade … Continue reading

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Cab Drivers May Get Reform, But Not All They Wanted

By Megan Burks This post has been updated. The Metropolitan Transit System Board of Directors took steps Thursday toward renewing its contract with the city to oversee the taxi industry. The transit agency is under a short-term contract penned after … Continue reading

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Kassab Selected to Sell Compass Cards Following Albertson’s Closure

Murphy’s Market at 3596 Fairmount Ave. in City Heights is one of three locations now selling Compass Cards in the neighborhood. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks Albertsons closed its City Heights store last month – and with … Continue reading

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Cab Company Owners Fear City Might Stop Underground Market for Taxi Permits

By Amita Sharma Owners of cab companies are banding together to block transferring regulation of the taxi industry back to the city of San Diego. A memo circulating among San Diego cab company owners states that the city’s taxi industry … Continue reading

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Shadow Market for Taxi Permits Lucrative for Some, Hardship for Others

Part 1: The Shadow Market (See Part 2 below) | Video Credit: Nicholas McVicker By Amita Sharma Fred, who is short, 40ish and East African, makes a lot of money in the taxi business in San Diego. And it’s not … Continue reading

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Improving Mid-City Transit: What the Candidates for District 9 Say

By Megan Burks Last week, a group of City Heights advocates surveying sidewalk conditions along University Avenue stopped for respite under the awnings of a sprawling, block-long bus stop over Interstate 15. Maria Cortez walked straight to the drinking fountains … Continue reading

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