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Brighter Blue - Reimagining Our Bus System
February 20, 2024

We're moving our community forward by making your bus ride even better with Brighter Blue! Brighter Blue is our service planning effort to get more riders more places and ensure that Big Blue Bus is meeting their needs.

Big Blue Bus serves over 30,000 daily riders across a 58-square mile service area, with daily connections to several LA Metro Rail lines. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how and where people travel, and Big Blue Bus needs to adapt and evolve to respond to these changes.

Brighter Blue will create a plan for implementing service improvements over the next five years, aimed at providing you fast, frequent, and more reliable service. The project will take into consideration the following factors:

  • Impacts of COVID-19 on current service conditions
  • Daily travel patterns emerging from the pandemic 
  • Changes in the region and operating environment 
  • Big Blue Bus's ongoing transition to a zero-emission fleet

We invite you attend an upcoming public workshop to share your feedback on how we can improve our service:

Virtual Workshop

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Register here

In-Person Workshop

Thursday, March 7, 2024
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Santa Monica Main Library - Multipurpose Room
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Register here

Can't attend a workshop? We'd still love your feedback! Complete our online survey at

Getting to the In-Person Workshop

Big Blue Bus Routes 123578918Rapid 7, or Rapid 10 serve the Santa Monica Main Library. If you must drive, parking is available in the library garage (enter on 7th Street, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard).


The Santa Monica Main Library is ADA-accessible. Disability and translation accommodation requests should be made at least three (3) days prior to the meeting by calling 310.458.1975, ext. 2386. All written materials are available in alternate formats upon request.

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