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At a community meeting held Wednesday to discuss Big Blue Bus’ proposed Expo service plan, BBB representatives (from left) Tim McCormack, Planning Administrator; Ed King, Director of Transit Services; Suja Lowenthal, management; Jimmy Famalori, planning.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Big Blue Bus Shares Proposed Expo Service Plan

Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:33 am

The impending completion of the Metro Rail Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica within the next couple of years naturally carries with it a series of subsequent impacts on its surrounding communities. The most apparent change due to occur is the increased appeal of the Expo Line.

A Big Blue Bus in downtown Santa Monica.

News, Transportation, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus Announces Detours For Century Boulevard Bridge Demolition

Posted Jul. 21, 2014, 9:37 am

The demolition of the Century Boulevard Bridge near Los Angeles International Airport starts this Friday, July 25 at 8 pm and goes through Monday, July 28 at 6 am.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus To Share Expo Service Plan At Community Meeting This Tuesday

Posted Jul. 20, 2014, 9:27 am

Santa Monica's transit authority Big Blue Bus will host a series of community workshops to share its proposed Expo service plan. The first meeting will be held this Tuesday.

One of the new Big Blue Bus stops on Main Street. Officials say they will modify elements of its new bus stops to improve seating capacity and functionality.

News, Opinion, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: Big Blue Bus Stops Biggest Mistake Santa Monica Has Ever Made

Posted Jul. 14, 2014, 9:17 am

Dear Editor, I am recently back from college and looking at the city with fresh eyes, I was astonished at the new bus benches. In fact, I’m pretty sure I doubled over with laughter when I laid my eyes on my first one. Yep, you guessed it, this is yet another Letter to the Editor about possibly the biggest mistake carbon footprint-conscious Santa Monica has ever made…ever.

One of the new Big Blue Bus stops on Main Street. Officials say they will modify elements of its new bus stops to improve seating capacity and functionality.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus To Modify New Bus Stops

Posted Jul. 11, 2014, 8:53 am

Santa Monica’s transportation agency Big Blue Bus’ attempt to be fashionable may have backfired.

A Big Blue Bus in downtown Santa Monica.

News, Holiday, Transportation, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus To Operate On Sunday Schedule This July 4

Posted Jul. 3, 2014, 8:12 am

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus encourages the community to celebrate Independence Day with the transit authority, but to remember all buses will be operating on a Sunday schedule.

A Big Blue Bus in downtown Santa Monica.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus Community Meeting To Discuss Proposed Route 3 Changes

Posted Jun. 21, 2014, 7:01 am

Big Blue Bus’ planning team invites the community to hear about service proposals for fall service change that would become effective on Aug. 24, 2014.

A Big Blue Bus in downtown Santa Monica.

Transportation, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Bbb

BBB Route Changes For June 1 SoRo Festival

Posted May. 30, 2014, 3:55 pm

On Sunday, June 1, Route 5 will be on detour due to the SoRo Community Festival from approximately 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

News, Transportation, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica, Memorial Day

Big Blue Bus Service For Memorial Day

Posted May. 24, 2014, 1:02 am

Check out the following changes for Big Blue Bus service on Memorial Day, May 26.

News, Transportation, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

BBB Service Change For Sunday, May 18

Posted May. 16, 2014, 5:02 pm

Routes 5 and 7 will be temporarily detoured due to the Lag B'Omer Day community event taking place this Sunday, May 18 from 7:00am until approximat...

A Big Blue Bus in downtown Santa Monica.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Ride Big Blue Bus For Free Thursday To Celebrate Bike To Work Day

Posted May. 10, 2014, 9:16 am

May is National Bike Month and May 12-18 is LA Bike Week. Join Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus and all the local bicycle commuters to celebrate Bike to Work Day this Thursday, May 15.

BBB is installing the new amenities in waves of 6 to 10 stops at a time. Affected bus stops will be closed for three to four weeks, but users will be able to board and alight at the stop before or after their usual spot.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus Begins Construction On Next Set Of Bus Stop Improvements

Posted Apr. 26, 2014, 9:11 am

Santa Monica's transit authority Big Blue Bus started construction at a new group of bus stop improvements on Friday, which are now officially closed until further notice.

The Big Blue Bus transit store opened at its new location today at 1444 4th Street, Santa Monica.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus Transit Store Opens At New Location Today Just One Block Away

Posted Apr. 15, 2014, 9:43 am

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus transit store closed its doors at the end of the business day on Monday, April 14. However, its doors reopened at its new location today, April 15 just a block away on 4th Street and Broadway.

A Big Blue Bus in downtown Santa Monica.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus Stop Improvement Project To Begin On Monday

Posted Mar. 27, 2014, 8:42 am

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus Stop Improvement Project (BSIP) will start construction on Monday, March 31.

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Big Blue Bus To Detour Rapid 10 In Downtown LA For St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Posted Mar. 16, 2014, 7:06 am

Due to the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Downtown Los Angeles, Rapid 10 buses heading towards downtown Santa Monica will be on detour Monday, March 17 from the first trip of the day through the end of service.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus Officer David Feinberg Appointed To Metro Governance Council

Posted Feb. 28, 2014, 9:17 am

As part of its consent calendar, the Santa Monica City Council unanimously approved Tuesday the appointment of David Feinberg to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Westside/Central Service Governance Council.

A Big Blue Bus in downtown Santa Monica.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus Implements February Service Change Today, Monday

Posted Feb. 9, 2014, 9:33 am

Santa Monica transit authority Big Blue Bus reminders its bus users that its February Service Change begins today, Feb. 9 and Monday, Feb 10.

A Big Blue Bus in downtown Santa Monica.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus To Host Three Expo Community Workshops This Week

Posted Feb. 8, 2014, 6:46 am

Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus (BBB) recently kicked off the Expo Integration Study, an evaluation of potential connections to Metro Rail Expo Line Phase 2 stations scheduled to open in 2016.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus To Implement Detours Today In Downtown LA For New Year's Race

Posted Jan. 4, 2014, 8:32 am

Big Blue Bus will detour its Rapid 10 route today, Jan. 4 in downtown Los Angeles for the New Year's Race -- an annual event featuring a half marathon and 5K.

A Big Blue Bus in downtown Santa Monica.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus Retiring Local Transfers Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 1

Posted Dec. 31, 2014, 9:04 am

As part of Big Blue Bus' commitment to keeping its fares low, the retirement of "local" transfers (between one BBB to another BBB) will begin Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.

A Big Blue Bus in downtown Santa Monica.

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Big Blue Bus Holiday Service Schedule Changes Approach

Posted Dec. 21, 2013, 9:35 am

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus is urging bus users to take note of its holiday service schedule.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus Retiring Local Transfers Beginning Jan. 1

Posted Dec. 15, 2013, 9:38 am

As part of Big Blue Bus’ commitment to keeping its fares low, the Santa Monica-based transit authority will retire “local” transfers (between one BBB to another BBB) starting Jan. 1, 2014.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus Thanksgiving Holiday Service Changes

Posted Nov. 24, 2013, 7:21 am

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus is advising its bus users to allow extra time for trips over Thanksgiving this week, especially on Wednesday as there will be extra holiday traffic on the roads.

News, Venice, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Los Angeles Triathlon Sunday; Big Blue Bus To Detour Routes

Posted Sep. 28, 2013, 9:14 am

The Herbalife Los Angeles Triathlon will take place this Sunday, Sept. 29 from 5am to approximately 2 pm (or when streets re-open).

News, Big Blue Bus, Fitness, Santa Monica

Kickin’ Cancer! 5k Walk/Run Sunday; Big Blue Bus To Initiate Route Detours

Posted Sep. 28, 2013, 9:12 am

The Kickin’ Cancer! 5k Walk/Run is taking place this Sunday, September 29 from 7am until approximately 12pm. The following detours will be in effect during this period.

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