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About BBB

Big Blue Bus provides over 16.5 million trips each year.

The Big Blue Bus is a City of Santa Monica department, governed by Santa Monica’s City Council. BBB’s service area spans more than 51 square miles of greater Los Angeles and its buses provide over 16.5 million rides for customers each year. Service is funded via farebox revenues and a variety of county, state and federal subsidies. No monies from the City’s general fund are used by the Big Blue Bus. 



Get a snapshot of BBB’s key performance indicators by viewing our fiscal year 2015-2016 performance report.



Bus Advertisements

Extensive outdoor advertising opportunities


Hands in the sand

For organizations and educational institutions

Ride Blue. Go Green.

Ride Blue. Go Green. Logo

BBB is a driving force for eco-friendliness


Bus on the street

Check out what’s on board and under the hood


Computer Screen

To help answer your transit-related questions

Historical Info

Historical photo of Santa Monica Bus

A service history spanning almost a century!