Nightly Closure: 5/20 Colorado Ave. closure between 5th St. & 6th St. (Santa Monica)
Rapid 10: Bus stop relocation on Olive St. at 9th St. (Downtown LA)
Route 2: Westbound stop on Wilshire Blvd. at Berkeley St. temporarily closed
Route 12: Relocation of eastbound stop on Venice at Robertson (Culver City)
All Big Blue Buses offers rider many accessibility features and services, including:
Trip tip: When considering a wheelchair purchase, a WC19-compliant model is the most easily secured on transit buses.
For riders with mobility devices:
Whenever possible, wheelchairs/mobility devices should be backed onto the bus. Next, you’ll be required to power down your device and/or set your brakes. The Operator is then required to secure it.
Big Blue Bus requires devices to be secured using a four-point or two-point securement system (American with Disabilities Act, Title 49, CFR 37.165). Riders with devices that can be secured but who prefer not to use the securements will not be transported.
Mobility devices that can’t be secured may still be transported after the brakes are locked, the device is powered down, and the Operator receives approval from Dispatch to move the bus.
If your device can’t be secured, you may request a “Mobility Device Exemption Sticker” at Blue : the Transit Store (223 Broadway in Santa Monica). At Blue, your device will be tested for conformance with our securement system. If staff confirms the device cannot be secured, you’ll be given a small exemption sticker to put on your device. Next time you board, just show the Operator the exemption sticker on your device and they will not try to secure it. All customers using a mobility device may refuse to wear the seatbelt.
About your securement exemption card/sticker:
Service Animal Policy:
Big Blue Bus welcomes service animals onto all our buses.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines Service Animals as any guide dog, signal dog or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. The ADA does not limit the kind of animal that can provide service or the types of tasks a service animal can perform for an individual.
If you meet the outlined requirements, no license is required, but you may be asked to confirm that your animal is a service animal.
A few things to keep in mind when bringing your service animal on board a Big Blue Bus:
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