Posted Jan. 23, 2015, 6:00 am
With all but one item on Santa Monica City Council’s Consent Calendar passing without discussion last Tuesday evening, the City effectively signed checks totaling a possible $5.94 million for legal work, bus repairs, solar emergency lights, and pedestrian striping.
Posted Dec. 27, 2014, 6:31 am
Big Blue Bus wants Santa Monica and greater Los Angeles residents to start off the New Year safely and joins LA Metro in offering free bus rides on New Year’s Eve.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:06 am
In light of the opening of the Expo line in Santa Monica and the subsequent duplication of public transit options, Santa Monica City Council gave the go-ahead Tuesday to move forward with work on a totally revised Big Blue Bus transit integration plan.
Posted Dec. 15, 2014, 10:01 am
Big Blue Bus will soon bid adieu to four long-time team members with nearly 150 years of combined service.
Posted Dec. 14, 2014, 9:41 am
Between July and October 2014, Big Blue Bus says it received more than 12,300 individual written and verbal comments through email, survey, letters, public meetings, and workshops regarding the initial iteration of proposed changes to BBB service regarding Expo Light Rail service integration.
Posted Nov. 27, 2014, 8:48 am
Government offices, courts, schools, libraries, banks and post offices will be closed today in observance of Thanksgiving.
Posted Sep. 26, 2014, 6:00 am
Santa Monica’s public transport system has been the focus of recent council attention with new funds allocated to improve the city’s services.
Posted Sep. 6, 2014, 9:02 am
I want to offer my personal apologies to all the parties involved in the redesign of the Big Blue Bus stops, even though I’m likely to only add to the chorus of voices now bleating about the work.
Posted Sep. 5, 2014, 10:12 am
Big Blue Bus wants to hear from bus users about its proposals for the integration of bus routes with the Expo Line.
Posted Sep. 1, 2014, 9:30 am
The redesign of Big Blue Bus' double-seat unit is underway with anticipated modifications to the seat size, spacing, and the arm/back configurations.
Posted Sep. 1, 2014, 9:27 am
Big Blue Bus opened the first stops with real-time signage as part of its two-year Bus Stop Improvement Project last Friday.
Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:38 am
Big Blue Bus is reminding its users that all buses will operate on a Sunday schedule this Monday, Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day. Regular service resumes on all routes Tuesday, September 2.
Posted Aug. 24, 2014, 9:16 am
Effective today, Aug. 24, Big Blue Bus Route 3 becomes two new routes, according to the Santa Monica transit authority.
Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 9:25 am
Big Blue Bus Rapid 10 will be on detour today, Aug. 17 from the first to last trip of the day due to the 9th Annual COFEM Conference & Expo event in downtown Los Angeles.
Posted Aug. 9, 2014, 9:10 am
Big Blue Bus will detour its Rapid 10 route this Sunday, Aug. 10 from the first to last trip of the day due to the Ecuadorian Independence Celebration event in downtown Los Angeles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted Jul. 11, 2014, 8:53 am
Santa Monica’s transportation agency Big Blue Bus’ attempt to be fashionable may have backfired.
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.
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.
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.
Posted May. 24, 2014, 1:02 am
Check out the following changes for Big Blue Bus service on Memorial Day, May 26.