Who We Are
North County Transit District (NCTD) offers services that are a vital part of San Diego’s regional transportation network. NCTD moves more than 12 million passengers annually by providing public transportation for North San Diego County. The family of transit services includes:
COASTER commuter rail service
SPRINTER light rail
BREEZE bus system
FLEX rural and on-demand service
Our Mission and Vision
NCTD’s mission is to deliver safe, convenient, reliable and user-friendly public transportation services. Our vision is to build an integrated transit system that enables our customers to travel easily and efficiently throughout our growing region.
We will achieve this by:
Placing service to our customers first
Ensuring the safety and security of our employees and customers
Delivering high-quality transit services
Developing and maintaining facilities that sustain and promote current and future transportation services
Securing adequate revenue, protecting our assets and getting the maximum return on the public investment
Working in partnership with our communities and other stakeholders
Encouraging innovation, creativity and leadership
Why We Are NCTD
The North San Diego County Transit Development Board (NSDCTDB) was created by California Senate Bill 802 on September 20, 1975. The board was created to plan, construct and operate – directly or through a contractor – public transit systems in its area of jurisdiction.
On January 1, 2003, a new state law was enacted (SB 1703) that transferred future transit planning, programming, development and construction to SANDAG, San Diego’s regional planning agency. NSDCTDB continued to operate the BREEZE, COASTER and SPRINTER.
On August 30, 2005, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed AB 1238, which renamed the District the North County Transit District (NCTD), with the name change becoming effective January 1, 2006.