On June 8  the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) will launch a new Bus Rapid Transit service called Rapid along the I-15 corridor. This new transit service will provide high frequency, limited-stop, all-day bus service seven days a week for riders to travel to work, school, and leisure destinations between Escondido and Downtown San Diego. In addition to providing faster service and increased routes, the I-15 Rapid service includes 29 new buses with improvements designed to make the ride more comfortable, accessible, and convenient for passengers. Additional design features, such as comfortable seating and larger windows, improve ride quality. Automated systems provide announcements of station stops and other transit information.

To celebrate, there will be a community event with MTS and SANDAG on Sunday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Escondido Transit Center. There will be free rides on Rapid as well as Rapid vehicles on display, food vendors, and a partner radio station will provide music and promotions.

For Rapid route and service information, visit RapidMTS.com