Gilman Transit Center

Gilman Transit Center

Construction start: June 16, 2014

Date operational: Sept. 15, 2014

The Gilman Transit Center is a resource for the UC San Diego community, serving an enhanced network of Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and North County Transit District (NCTD) buses. Routes served include:

For more information on the new SuperLoop Rapid 201/ 202 or Rapid 237 service, visit See map (PDF) for transit stops.

Campus shuttles use the Gilman Transit Center as well.  The north side of the transit center is served by the Loop (clockwise) and Sanford Consortium Shuttles. The south side is served by the following shuttles:

  • Campus Loop (counterclockwise)
  • Campus/Hillcrest
  • Arriba (CityShuttle)
  • Mesa
  • Sanford Consortium
  • Sorrento Valley COASTER

The Gilman Transit Center includes four new stations, improved seating and lighting, next vehicle arrival signs, dedicated Class II bike lanes, larger queuing areas and turnouts for easier flow of traffic around vehicles, and open space enhancements.

In September 2015, SuperLoop joined the Rapid network of services. On weekdays, Routes 201/202 feature larger vehicles with more seats, improved lighting, more headroom, and bigger windows. These new vehicles comfortably seat 52 passengers, offer standing room for additional riders, and can accommodate two bikes on the front. Vehicles are powered by clean natural gas.

SANDAG is planning five additional stations and transit signal priority equipment on existing traffic signals in the La Jolla Colony segment, as well as a new station on Route 204, to match other amenities along the SuperLoop Rapid route.

The Gilman Transit Center was constructed by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) as part of the SuperLoop Project plan, and predominantly funded by TransNet, the regional half-cent sales tax for transportation administered by SANDAG.

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