Rapid 10: Los Angeles Taste of Tamales detour Sunday 12/15 from 5am-9pm
Route 8: Stop on Main at City Hall temporarily closed
Route 3, 5, & Rapid 3: Temporary stop relocations near Arizona Ave. and 5th St.
Route 5: Service has moved from Colorado Ave. to Broadway in Santa Monica
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.
As of July 1, 2013, BBB has updated its Service Animal Policy to reflect the revised definition in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In March of 2011, the ADA began defining service animals as: “dogs that are individually trained to do the work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.” Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under ADA guidelines. Finally, the dog must be trained to do work or tasks directly related to the individual’s disability. The 2011 revisions to the ADA effectively limit the definition of a service animal to dogs only. The only exception is a provision for miniature horses.
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:
1660 7th Street, Santa Monica, California 90401
Big Blue Bus All Rights Reserved
Accessibility Policy | Disclaimer