Important Messages & Service Impacts

BREEZE: School Trippers Suspended

The North County Transit District (NCTD) runs “school tripper” BREEZE bus service to schools that are operating in-person during the regular school year. They are put in place in lieu of school bus service to act as a means of transportation for school age riders to get to and from elementary, middle, and high schools along the route.

In an effort to reduce the necessary bus trips along certain routes, these school tripper runs will only run to schools that resume regular in-person activity.

Visit the School Tripper service alert for up-to-date information.

COASTER Service Reductions

North County Transit District (NCTD) is experiencing significant declines in ridership and has determined that temporary service reductions will be implemented for COASTER commuter trains. The following temporary service reductions are in effect as of Monday, March 23, 2020 and will remain in place until further notice.

Weekend COASTER Service:

All weekend COASTER service is suspended. Service is not running between Oceanside and Santa Fe Depot on Saturdays or Sundays.

Weekday COASTER Service:

The temporary schedule for weekday (Monday-Friday) service only includes the “active” trains below. “Suspended” trains are not operating.

Coaster No.Oceanside Departure TimeActive/Suspended
6305:03 a.m.Active
6346:02 a.m. Suspended
6366:33 a.m. Active
6387:15 a.m. Suspended
6407:40 a.m. Active
6449:37 a.m. Suspended
648 11:08 a.m. Suspended
6542:42 p.m. Active
656 3:32 p.m. Active
6605:11 p.m. Suspended
6625:41 p.m. Active
Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

NCTD continues to actively respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency, taking all appropriate measures to protect the health and safety of our frontline colleagues, our customers, and the community at large. In an effort to be as transparent as possible, NCTD strives to provide specific details on any case as permitted by health privacy law and our own obligations to employee confidentiality.

NCTD’s commitment to fully and appropriately respond to any positive case — including sanitizing and disinfecting workspaces, contact tracing and quarantine — has not changed.

For NCTD’s reporting purposes, a case is considered “confirmed” upon receipt of documentation from public health authorities or an employee’s medical provider. Chart below reflects positive cases during the most recent 2 months.

NCTD is taking all precautions to help keep employees and riders safe. It has instituted driver safety barriers, provided masks to all operators and has complimentary masks available on all buses and trains for customers. Social distancing is encouraged on vehicles and at stations.

Total Confirmed Cases: 86
Confirmed Deaths: 1

PositionWork LocationNCTD Notified of Positive Result
Rail OperationsCOASTER Operations Facility6/19
Bus OperationsWest Operations Building5/21
Administrative ProfessionalSPRINTER Operations5/21
Public Service Announcement & Special Procedures for Public Meetings

The Governor of California has issued Executive Order N-25-20 (Order) regarding the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Order directs that certain public gatherings should be postponed or canceled. The Governor, through the Order, has provided authority to public agencies to conduct public meetings over teleconference systems where possible.

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, including the order by the State of California public health officials for anyone living in the State to stay home, IN PERSON PARTICIPATION AT THE NCTD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. Pursuant to the Order, NCTD is providing alternatives to in-person attendance for viewing and participating in NCTD Board and/or Committee meetings. The public may view the meetings online using live streaming at: Board Members may participate in NCTD Board and/or Committee meetings via teleconference in accordance with the Order.

Members of the public may submit their comments via email at Large groups wishing to comment on a common item are encouraged to submit comments in writing. Public comments submitted will be provided to the Board/Committee and included in the record of the Board/Committee Meeting.

While emailed comments are preferred, the public may also provide oral comments on agenda items by calling (760) 966-6560. When prompted, the caller should identify the agenda item they wish to speak about and leave a message not to exceed three minutes. All timely received telephonic comments will be shared with the Board of Directors during the meeting. Telephonic comments that were not allowed to be played for the Board of Directors at the beginning of the meeting, will be played at the end of the meeting.  Telephonic and written comments will be made part of the record.