Soledad, CA Transportation Update For Seniorsby Richard Kuehn on 07/03/12
There's good news for Soledad residents who now have access to affordable transportation. Starting yesterday, the Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) replaced the local taxi service previously provided by the City of Soledad with MST On Call. This service provides transit throughout the city limits of Soledad. MST On Call will also allow individuals to connect to other south county cities through MST’s regional route network via Line 23 Salinas-King City and Line 82 Fort Hunter-Salinas Express. Passengers can also make daily or weekly standing appointments for regular pick-ups for work, school or other travel. Soledad passengers can continue to call 831-678-1550 in advance to schedule a pick-up. Hours of operation will be Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm. Fares will be $1.50 for adults or $.75 for individuals 18 years and under, 65 years and older, individuals with disabilities, Medicare card holders and active duty military. For more information please call 1-888-MST-BUS1 or visit www.mst.org. I hope that programs like this spread into other areas of Monterey County. Many seniors live in rural areas and have a hard time getting around.