As people are being encouraged to stay home because of COVID-19, public transit is still running for those who need to get around. Transit agencies have been making passenger health and safety a priority, and are also taking measures to protect bus operators (with free fares as a result). They're also modifying routes and schedules to adjust to the lower ridership. Here's how UCLA's transit partners are adjusting their services during this time.
All Metro bus riders are required to board and exit through the rear doors only. Riders are not expected to use the fare box or TAP validator at the front of the bus, but are asked to have a loaded TAP card with them. The front door will remain available to wheelchair riders and those who need the wheelchair ramp.
Santa Monica Big Blue Bus
Beginning Friday, March 20, no fare will be required on Santa Monica Big Blue Bus as riders must board and exit using the rear door only. Customers with accessibility needs may still use the front door. Rapid 12 is operating a modified route until further notice with some trips being cancelled.
Rides on Culver CityBus are also free as all passengers are asked to board from the rear door. The front doors will only be used for riders who require a lift to get inside the bus. Beginning Monday, March 30, until further notice, Line 6 Local will use Saturday Line 6 service with additional trips during peak hours. Rapid 6 service will be temporarily disabled.
Long Beach Transit
Our Long Beach Transit commuter line will be operating a modified schedule effective Monday, March 23 until further notice. There will only be one northbound run departing from the Long Beach Airport at 5:15 a.m., and one southbound run departing Gateway Plaza at 5:00 p.m. For the most up-to-date information on UCLA Transportation's services and transit partners, please visit our Service Updates page.