Monterey-Salinas Transit District was created by state law AB644 and formed July 1, 2010. The district succeeds Monterey-Salinas Transit Joint Powers Agency formed in 1981 when the City of Salinas joined the Monterey Peninsula Transit Joint Powers Agency which was formed in 1972.
Current members of the district are the Cities of Carmel, Del Rey Oaks, Gonzales, Greenfield, King City, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Sand City, Seaside, Soledad and the County of Monterey. A board of directors with a representative from each member jurisdiction governs the agency and appoints the general manager.
Monterey-Salinas Transit serves a 280 square-mile area of Monterey County and Southern Santa Cruz County. MST’s 59 routes serve an estimated 352,000 population based upon the area within 3/4 mile of established routes within the county.
Population Served: 421,898
Service Area: 280 square miles
Fleet Size: 111
Operating & Capital Budget FY 2012: $29,175,938
Passengers Carried: 4,333,843
Farebox Recovery Ratio: 28.1%
Number of Stops in Service Area: 1,308
Number of Miles Traveled: 4,248,467
Number of Routes: 60
Number of Employees: 236
Fleet Size: 32
Operating & Capital Budget FY 2012: $2,714,000
Passengers Carried: 115,045
Farebox Recovery Ratio: 15.2%
Number of Miles Traveled: 1,050,114