Chargers keep local game bus in motion

OCEANSIDE — San Diego Chargers fans will continue to have transportation to Chargers home games thanks to SEAT Planners Incorporated and the Chargers.
Buses will depart from Coastal Corridor, Inland Corridor, Oceanside Transit Center, Escondido Transit Center, Plaza Camino Real bus stop, Felicita Park and Ride, La Costa Park and Ride,
NCTD Transit Center on Beethoven Drive and the Birmingham Park and Ride.
The departure schedule will vary with each game. For schedule information, visit www.chargers.com, the NCTD Web site at www.gonctd.com, or call (619) 921-5011. Tickets are $25 round trip and must be purchased online in advance at http://ticketderby.com.
Football fans residing in Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas and Escondido will be able to board local charter buses arranged by SEAT Planners at the same locations used by NCTD. The new service will use buses with reclining seats and other comfortable amenities well suited for highway travel.
“With steep budget cuts affecting all public transit operators and NCTD, we cannot afford to neglect customers using our regular daily bus service,” said Bob Campbell, NCTD board of directors chairman. “Fortunately, we were able to partner with the Chargers and SEAT Planners Incorporated to keep buses rolling to the games.”
“When we heard about the budget cuts at NCTD, we turned to SEAT Planners to organize the local charter bus companies into a cohesive plan that worked as well as the NCTD service,” said Jim Steeg, chief operating officer for the Chargers.
“Spiraling costs and reduced subsidies to public transit systems nationwide mean private bus operators must now handle events that used to be taxpayer subsidized,” said Jim Seal of the California Bus Association. “The CBA helps localities find new ways to provide services they can no longer afford to handle.”
SEAT Planners Incorporated was founded in San Diego in 1988 and operates convention and special event transportation systems throughout North America. They are known for their operation of the traffic plan and transportation system for the Comic-Con International event held every July in downtown San Diego.

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