The I-15 Express Lanes and the associated transit stations and express ramp projects are now fully constructed along the corridor. The Direct Access Ramp (DAR) to the I-15 Express Lanes corridor at Hillery Drive in Mira Mesa opened to the public on October 6, 2014. The Miramar College Transit Station opened to MTS local, Express, and Rapid transit services on October 12, 2014. This project completes the infrastructure necessary for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, a key component of the I-15 Express Lanes. It also supports Rapid transit services, which began operation in June 2014.
Rapid service greatly expands the previous Premium Express system that had been using the Express Lanes during peak-hour commutes. Rapid runs more often, has longer hours of service, and goes to more places. Click on the map below to learn more about Rapid and new transit stations. View I-15 Rapid Transit Services fact sheet or visit RapidMTS.com for more information.
Mid-City Centerline BRT Stations: Bus-only lanes on State Route 15, between I-8 and I-805, along with new freeway level transit stations at El Cajon Boulevard and University Avenue will be built, including elevators, pedestrian walkways, shelters, next vehicle arrival signs, ticket vending machines, and other architectural amenities. This project is in final design and is proposed to begin construction in spring 2015. View fact sheet or environmental document.
Funding for the I-15 BRT Transit Projects comes from TransNet, a half-cent sales tax for transportation projects approved by voters.
MTS operates the Rapid and Rapid Express services. Caltrans operates and maintains the I-15 Express Lane corridor.
For more information, call (619) 688-6670 for construction updates or call 511 and say "public transportation" for transit schedules.