A new Premium Express bus service, known as the Murph Express, launched on Monday, November 1, 2010. SANDAG, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), and the Navy are collaborating to implement this pilot bus service that serves the military housing area in Murphy Canyon and Naval Base San Diego. The goals of the one-year project are to help reduce traffic congestion and provide service in an area where transit is underserved, as well as help Navy families save money and improve their commutes. If successful, the program could be extended, and possibly expanded to other areas.
This service, officially known as MTS Route 830, is open to the public and can be used by anyone who purchases a Premium Express Pass. Eligible active duty military or full-time Department of Defense civilian employees can enroll in the Navy’s Transportation Incentive Program (TIP) and receive transit vouchers that will cover the entire cost of the pass.
Captain Ricky L. Williamson, Commanding Officer, Naval Base San Diego said, “The Murph Express is a quick, easy, and affordable way to commute to work. It will not only make commuting less stressful for our Navy personnel, but help the family in general through financial savings and flexibility.”
For more information please visit www.iCommuteSD.com/MurphExpress.
Dan Martin, Principal Planner