Ride the Mid-Coast Trolley

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The Mid-Coast Trolley Extension of the UC San Diego Blue Line will allow you to take a trolley ride from San Ysidro to UTC in La Jolla, no transfer necessary. The 11-mile expansion opens 9 new transit stations. All new stations will include bike parking, with electronic lockers at most of the stations, and secure group bike parking at Nobel Drive Station and the UTC Transit Center 

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Mid-Coast Opening Promotions 
Ride the UC San Diego Blue Line for FREE on the opening day of the Mid-Coast Trolley Extension, November 21. Mobility service providers are also offering discounts to help riders get to/from transit stations:

Bird: On opening day, experience free rides (up to $5 in credit) in and near new MTS trolley stops. No promocode required!

Wheels: Free unlocks from Tecolote and Balboa MTS Trolley stations on Mid-Coast Extension opening day. No promocode required!

Lime: Receive a 10% discount when you end your trip at the Tecolote and Balboa MTS Trolley stations on Mid-Coast Extension opening day!

Lyft: Use the code MidCoastTrolley now through December 1st to receive $1 off a ride to and from an MTS Trolley Station or select Rapid stations.

Note: Eligible stations include all MTS Trolley stations except for the UC San Diego Central Campus Station. Select NCTD Transit Centers are also eligible for this promotion.

Link: Receive $5 in bonus money until the end of November when using the promocode: MIDCOAST (includes new and existing riders).

If you are a mobility service provider and would like to offer a promotion to be added to this list, please contact: pio@sandag.org

New Bike Lockers Along the Blue Line
Leave your bike in a secure location while you work. Request a bike locker or access to a secure group bike parking facility by completing the iCommute Bike Parking Request Form.

Steps to secure bike parking: 

  • Complete the bike locker request form
  • Agree to terms & conditions
  • Send in a $25 refundable deposit
  • Park your bike

Bike Parking Locations along the Mid-Coast Trolley Extension include:

Tecolote Road (8 spaces)

  • Bike lockers
  • Shared scooter & Bike Corrals

Balboa Ave (12 spaces)

  • Bike lockers
  • Shared scooter & Bike Corrals

Nobel Drive (40 spaces)

  • Group bike parking (This group bike parking facility will open in early December)

VA Medical Center (8 spaces)

  • Bike lockers

UC San Diego Health La Jolla  (24 spaces)

  • Bike lockers

Executive Drive (14 spaces)

  • Bike lockers

UTC  (40 spaces)

  • Group bike parking available (This group bike parking facility will open in mid-December)

Clairemont Drive 

  • Coming soon... 

Ride the MTS Trolley

MTS Transit passes are available through the new regional fare system PRONTO. PRONTO replaces the Compass Card and Compass Cloud systems entirely, offering riders a better payment experience when choosing transit.

  • Unlimited transfers are valid within two hours of activation for One-way fares.
  • Earn a Day or Month Pass as you ride with each scan, tap, or trip you make (Note: COASTER still requires upfront payment for Day and Month Passes).
  • Get real-time account management online when you load money into your PRONTO account or card, no more waiting up to 48 hours for passes to be available.
  • Experience a wider retail network when purchasing and reloading PRONTO cards.

For more transit information, call 511 and say “public transportation” or email iCommute@sandag.org.

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