An MTS trolley leaves the Little Italy station in downtown San Diego. Photo by Chris Jennewein
An MTS trolley leaves the Little Italy station in downtown San Diego. Photo by Chris Jennewein

The Metropolitan Transit System is asking for public feedback on 62 proposed trolley and bus route and schedule changes that are intended to meet changing travel needs.

That agency’s last round of major changes was in the period 2004 to 2006. Ridership grew steadily from then through 2015, but dipped in 2016.

MTS said some routes and geographical areas have experienced large gains, while others have seen significant declines.

The proposed changes are listed online at sdmts.com/TOP, and the agency is hosting more than 20 events at transit centers across the county through April 8 to explain the plans.

The deadline for the public to send feedback is April 10.

Last fall,  MTS launched its Transit Optimization Plan to evaluate all routes, services and schedules. Minor system adjustments are expected to begin in June, with other changes anticipated later this year upon the MTS board’s approval.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.