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Service Changes

Service Changes Begin January 15, 2023

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Beginning Sunday, January 15, we’re making schedule changes on 16 routes to improve service reliability.

Big Blue Bus remains challenged by a nationwide bus operator shortage, which has increased the number of late and canceled buses our riders experience. Although we have taken many steps to hire and train more qualified workers, including increasing the starting wage for bus operators to $25.90 per hour, we must temporarily reduce service to match our current staffing levels, and provide riders with more predictable service.

Most impacted routes will have buses coming less often on Saturday, while others may run less frequently on weekdays, during early morning and/or late evening hours. Some service will be reallocated to expand connections to Metro Rail’s K Line, and help keep buses on Pico Blvd. and Lincoln Blvd. on time.  

We know you depend on us, and we are actively recruiting, hiring, and training bus operators to keeping you moving safely and reliably. If you enjoy driving, seek real opportunities for career advancement, and are passionate about making a difference in the community, we invite you to join our team! Learn more at

We encourage riders to visit, or download the Transit app, and plan a trip on or after Sunday, January 15, to see how the adjustments may impact your travel.  Our team is also available Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 5pm, to help you get where you’re going. Give us a call at 310-451-5444.

Below are the changes that take effect on January 15, 2023. 

Select your favorite route for additional details:


Express 7 Pico Blvd Express

Not in service until further notice:

  • Use Route 7 or Rapid 7 for service between Downtown Santa Monica and the Wilshire/Western D Line Station in Koreatown.
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Route 14 Bundy Dr & Centinela Ave

Route & Schedule Changes:

  • All Days:
    • Schedule adjustments to improve service reliability.
    • All trips now begin/end at Westchester/Veterans Station (Meto Rail's K Line) in Inglewood. Service operates every 20-30 minutes, between approximately 6am and 7:30pm daily.
    • Southbound buses no longer travel on Artisan Way or Centinela Ave., south of Jefferson Blvd.
  • Weekend:
    • Buses now run a Sunday schedule on Saturday.

Discontinued Stop!

  • NB Artisans Way at Centinela Ave. (before the intersection)
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Route 41 SMC - 17th St Station - Montana Ave (Clockwise)

Schedule Changes:

  • Weekday:
    • Schedule adjustments to improve service reliability.
    • Trip at 7pm discontinued.
  • Weekend:
    • Saturday service discontinued.

New Stop!

  • EB Pico Blvd. at 17th St. (after the intersection)

Discontinued Stop!

  • EB Pico Blvd. at 16th St. (after the intersection)
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Route 42 SMC - 17th St Station - Montana Ave (Counterclockwise)

Not in service until further notice:

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Route 44 SMC Campus Connector

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