Ride Blue. Go Green.

The eco-friendly, eco-nomical way to go!

 
 
Get on board and save.   Fueled by vision.

For every trip you take, you reduce the amount of money you spend on auto-related expenses. So get on board and:

 

  • Spend less on gasoline.
  • Spend less on parking fees (for meters, monthly passes and valets).
  • Make fewer costly trips to your mechanic.
  • Calculate what your own savings would be by visiting publictransportation.org.
 
  Gasoline? That’s so retro, which is why:

  • Every bus in our fleet runs on alternative fuel, such as liquid natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas and electric/gas hybrid technology.
  • Operating one LNG bus is equivalent to eliminating the smog and soot from an average of 25 passenger cars.
  • Dedicated natural gas vehicles can reduce emissions of CO2 by almost 20 percent below those of gasoline-powered vehicles.
 
Keeping it real...green.
  Ride and breathe easier.
BBB’s maintenance facility uses green technologies and systems to create a healthy work environment for our employees and the Earth. They include:

  • Installing solar panels.
  • Topping the building with a reflective ‘cool roof’.
  • Using recycled building materials to reduce waste sent to landfills.
  • Cleaning and refining oil for reuse, saving over 19,000 barrels of crude oil from having to be pumped.
  • Recycling tires by grinding them up for street repavment.
  • Recycling 85% of the water used in our bus wash facility.
 
  By riding the Big Blue Bus, you’re helping to keep the air cleaner. Here’s why:

  • Our buses have specialized exhaust systems that filter and remove particulates.
  • Riding the bus also reduces harmful carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming.
  • By leaving your car behind, you can reduce your individual carbon emissions by 20 pounds a day or 4,800 pounds a year.
  • Our entire fleet exceeds all California Air Resources Board emission-lowering regulations. 
 
Blue: the transit store.    Be good to the planet.
Step inside for help planning a trip, to purchase fares or to pick up a transit-inspired gift. Don’t be fooled by the name “blue” – this place is green from top to bottom thanks to features such as:

  • Floors made from recycled rubber tires.
  • Walls made from renewable strawboard.
  • Counters made from recycled paper.
  • Stair panels made from reground plastics.
 
  So be good to the planet and your bank account by catching a ride on the Big Blue Bus.

Because when you ride blue, you save green.