SAN DIEGO, CA – ACE Parking began operating the Balboa Park Free Tram System today for the City of San Diego, utilizing brand new Metro Tram vehicles.

The new vehicles have the capability of shuttling up to one hundred passengers per tram. There are three power units, one of which is completely enclosed, and nine Metro Trailers. Each unit can carry up to 16 passengers and each trailer can carry up to 28.

“ACE is honored to be the operator of the Balboa Park Tram System” said Keith B. Jones, Managing Partner and Principal for ACE Parking. “As a San Diego based company, we are excited to apply our experience and serve as ambassadors to our city’s visitors and local residents as they visit the park.”

Operating hours from October to April are between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Operating hours from May through October are between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. The tram runs seven days per week.

The trams run on liquid propane gas and are ADA compliant.

Primary tram stops include: Inspiration Point Parking lot, Tram Central, Pan American Plaza, Palisades, Federal Building Parking lot, Plaza de Panama and Spreckels Organ Pavilion.


ACE Parking Management, Inc. (a California Corporation) was founded in 1950 and is one of the largest privately held parking companies in the country.  Headquartered in San Diego, ACE Parking manages over 450 locations coast to coast, servicing nearly 200,000 customers per day and generates revenues exceeding $369 million.  For more information or to interview anyone from ACE Parking Management, Inc. please contact Kristin Ludwick: 619-233-6624 or email:

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