KING CITY — Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) board members, elected officials and staff celebrated the groundbreaking of MST’s South County Operations and Maintenance Facility in King City on July 10.
The project will support existing and future transit needs in the surrounding rural communities of South Monterey County.
The 11,000-square-foot facility will primarily serve transit vehicles for South County. The facility will support 35 employees in MST’s maintenance, administrative and bus driver functions.
Forty buses will be operated from and maintained at the new facility, located off San Antonio Drive in the industrial district.
The $13.5 million construction project will bring about 190 local jobs to the area through direct and indirect activities.
Project funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration, State of California SB 1 funds, as well as TAMC Measure X and local funding.