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COVID-19 Pandemic Could Put The Brakes On MTS Plan To Expand Public Transit
Monday, April 13, 2020
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On Monday, the Metropolitan Transit System started cutting back weekday bus and trolley service due to a drop in ridership amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
But the coronavirus is not only threatening current service. MTS planned to place a tax increase on the November ballot to expand public transit service in the region. Now, the global pandemic has left that plan hanging in the balance, at least temporarily.
Joshua Emerson Smith, who covers transportation for The San Diego Union-Tribune, joined Midday Edition on Monday to discuss what's at stake for the future of transit in San Diego.
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