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TRANSIT IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DURING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) EMERGENCY

Eff. May 17 2020, 8:00 AM PDT

This page will be updated as needed. Please email news to cph1776@yahoo.com, dgabbard@hotmail.com, or post to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-California-Transit-Advocates/242228400535


  • Transit systems across Southern California are now adjusting service based on reduced ridership. Schedules and availability could change without warning.
  • Most public facilities such as ticket offices will be closed until further notice. Please use alternate means:
    • TAP cards can be loaded at www.taptogo.net
    • Certain other agencies are using Token Transit. Check the list to see if your agency uses TT.
    • An increasing number of transit agencies are offering free rides. These are noted in the list below.
  • Avoid all travel unless absolutely necessary. PLEASE USE TRANSIT FOR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ONLY. Essential travel means taking trips to work, hospitals, health care providers, pharmacies, grocery stores, banks, food distribution centers, schools, to provide care for family members, and other similar destinations. By reducing unnecessary travel, transit becomes safer for those who depend on it, especially essential healthcare workers, and for those who operate it.
  • While onboard, to the greatest extent possible, observe “social distancing” (at least 6’ between people). If there are too many people onboard, consider taking the next bus or train.
  • Observe public health rules:
    • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after riding public transit. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
    • Avoid eating while onboard.
    • Do not cough into your hands. Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow.
    • Do not use transit if you are ill. Contact your health care provider for instructions.
  • Transit agencies will be cleaning buses, trains, and other facilities more frequently.

“Convenience must give way to necessity…” – 1942 Greyhound advertisement


LOS ANGELES COUNTY (Countywide)

Metro (Rail and Bus):

Metro now requires all transit riders wear face coverings and/or masks on our buses and trains.

Please note that face coverings and masks do not replace other public health hygiene practices. We ask everyone to continue limiting travel to only essential trips, maintain physical distance from others, wash hands frequently and use other good hygiene practices.

Metro is in service for essential trips only. For your health and safety, all Metro Bus riders must board and exit through rear doors only. While you are not expected to use the fare box or TAP validator at the front of the bus, please be in possession of fare during travel.

Beginning this Sunday, April 19, all Metro buses and trains will begin running a modified Sunday schedule every day of the week.

We’re doing this to provide a more predictable level of service for those making essential trips during the COVID-19 pandemic and to adjust our service to current ridership. This is important to stress: we’re still providing bus and rail service to every community that is currently served by Metro. 

  • From Monday through Friday, we’ll also run some Rapid, Express and Local bus lines that normally do not run on Sundays
  • On weekdays, most trains will run every 12 minutes between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at other times with last trains leaving terminal stations around midnight.
  • On both Saturdays and Sundays, Metro buses and trains will run on their regular Sunday schedule.
  • Metro will be monitoring service in case adjustments need to be made.

We’re asking riders to take the time this week to plan their transit commutes next week. All Metro bus and rail timetables can be found here. You can also consult the trip planner at metro.net or Google Maps — both allow you to plan future trips. Use the “leave now” tab on both to choose the day and time of your trip.

  • Lines running every day of the week on regular Sunday schedule: 
  • Lines running only Monday through Friday on hourly schedule: 17126127128154169175176202209211/215239242243244254258489577607625 and 685
  • Lines running only Monday through Friday on modified weekday schedule: Metro Rapid Lines 705710728734740744750751757760762770780788 and 794.
  • Lines suspended at this time: 106, 177, 302, 312, 316, 330, 351, 353, 355, 358, 364, 378, 442 and 456. 
  • Lines running nightly Owl Service on Sunday schedule: 24101418202830333738404551556070768392105111150180204207217601 and 656.
  • Additional updates:
    • Line 108 (Slauson): Replacing most 40-foot buses with 60-foot buses to help riders maintain physical distancing.
    • Line 152 (Roscoe) Westbound: New early morning trip departs North Hollywood at 5:40 a.m. on weekdays only.
    • Line 166 (Nordhoff) Westbound: New early morning trip departs Osborne/Glenoaks at 6:45 a.m. on weekdays only.
    • Line 603 (Rampart-Hoover): Replacing 32-foot buses with 40-foot buses to help riders maintain physical distancing.
    • Line 165: New early morning westbound trip departs Burbank Downtown Station at 5:32 a.m. on weekdays only.
    • Line 236: New early morning trips depart Balboa/Ventura at 6 a.m. and depart Sylmar/San Fernando Station at 7 a.m. on weekdays only.
    • Line 45 and Line 745 will operate most trips with larger, 60-foot buses to help riders maintain physical distancing.
    • J Line (Silver) 910: Four extra northbound morning trips depart Harbor Gateway Transit Center at 5:50 a.m., 6:17 a.m., 6:53 a.m. and 7:18 a.m., ending at 7th St/Metro Center with larger, 60-foot buses to help riders maintain physical distancing.

To assist with social distancing, all Metro Bus riders must board and exit through rear doors only. The front door will remain available to wheelchair riders and those who need the wheelchair ramp. Metro is also requiring all bus operators to use the transparent protective barrier that helps isolate them. While you are not expected to use the fare box or TAP validator at the front of the bus, please be in possession of fare during travel.

If you are using the bike rack, please let the bus operator know before exiting the bus — to give you time to get your bike off the rack at the front of the bus.

 

METRO RAIL

  • G Line (Orange): Buses will run on Saturday/Sunday schedule seven days a week with buses every 10 minutes between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and every 15 minutes at other times.
  • J Line (Silver): Line 910 will run on Saturday/Sunday schedule seven days a week with buses every 15 minutes between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. and every 15 to 20 minutes at other times. Line 950 to and from San Pedro will run every 30 minutes most of the day. First northbound 950 trip departing San Pedro at 5:33 a.m. will use a larger, 60-foot bus to help riders maintain physical distancing
  • A Line (Blue): weekday trains will run every 12 minutes between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and 20 minutes at all other times. Weekend trains will run every 12 minutes between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at all other times.
  • B Line (Red) and D Line (Purple): weekday trains on both lines will run every 12 minutes from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Weekend trains will run every 12 minutes on both lines from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at all other times.
  • C Line (Green): weekday trains will run every 12 minutes from 4 a.m. until 9 a.m., 15 minutes from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and 12 minutes from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m., and every 20 minutes at all other times. Weekend trains will run every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at other times.
  • E Line (Expo): weekday trains will run every 12 minutes between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at all other times. Weekend trains will run every 12 minutes between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at all other times.
  • L Line (Gold): weekday trains will run every 12 minutes between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at all other times. Weekend trains will run every 12 minutes between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at all other times.
  • Final trips each day departing terminal stations will be at midnight on all trains.
    • In order to make final train connections of the night, we recommend making sure you are on the rail system no later than 10:30 p.m. If you require late night service, please consider the Owl Bus Network. 

.In an effort to reduce touchpoints and conserve critical cleaning supplies and staffing resources, Metro has closed select entrances to B/D Line (Red/Purple) subway stations where multiple entrances are available. The closures will be in effect until further notice. All stations will remain ADA accessible with station elevator access and trains will continue to serve all stations. Signage will direct customers to nearby alternate entrances and exits.

  • Union Station Alameda/West Portal entrance to subway is closed, use Vignes/East Portal.
  • Westlake/MacArthur Park Station North Portal/99 Cent Store entrance is closed, use south entrance.
  • Vermont/Santa Monica Station Willow Brook/LACC Portal entrance is closed, use main entrance.
  • Universal City/Studio City Station park & ride/Citywalk entrance is closed, use bus plaza entrance.
  • Civic Center/Grand Park Station 1st Street entrance is closed, use Temple St. entrance.
  • Pershing Square Station 4th NW/Angels Flight entrance is closed, use 4th Street NE entrance.
  • 7th St/Metro Center Hope St./Qdoba/Dunkin entrance is closed, use Flower St. and Figueroa St. entrances.
  • Metro will begin installing sanitation stations and hand sanitizer dispensers at major transit stops and stations to allow riders to wash their hands, one of the best safeguards against the COVID-19 virus. Metro is also researching how to equip buses and trains with hand sanitizer dispensers to help control the virus.
  • To assist with social distancing, all Metro Bus riders must board and exit through rear doors only. The front door will remain available to wheelchair riders and those who need the wheelchair ramp. Metro is also requiring all bus operators to use the transparent protective barrier that helps isolate them.
  • If you are using the bike rack, please let the bus operator know before exiting the bus — to give you time to get your bike off the rack at the front of the bus.
  • Headquarters building and portions of Union Station closed to public

 

Metrolink: Beginning Thursday, March 26, Metrolink will temporarily operate on a reduced schedulehttps://metrolinktrains.com/schedules/Service/temporary-service/

LA County Department of Public Works: (https://pw.lacounty.gov/transit/)

  • Los Angeles County Public Works is requesting that all riders wear a face covering when riding transit services.
  • Wellness Center Shuttle service is canceled until further notice.
  • Marina Del Rey Beach Shuttle service is canceled until further notice.
  • All other service currently running normally.

LADOT Transit

Beginning Monday, May 11, 2020, LADOT Transit passengers will be required to wear a face covering over their nose & mouth when using DASH, Commuter Express and Cityride transit services

Effective April 22, 2020, LADOT Transit is limiting the number of passengers allowed on board DASH buses. Depending on the size of the DASH bus, ONLY 10-12 passengers will be allowed on board at any time.

30-foot buses – 10 passengers
35-foot buses – 12 passengers

DASH bus services will be free to all riders effective Monday, March 23, 2020 until further notice. To help our riders and drivers practice social distancing, all BOARDING WILL BE FROM THE REAR DOOR OF THE BUS ONLY.

LAnow services will be temporarily suspended effective Monday, March 30, 2020.

Beginning at 6:00 AM on Monday, March 23, 2020, and continuing until further notice, LADOT Transit will institute several service modifications for DASH Downtown as follows:

DASH Downtown Routes A, B, D, E & F:

Weekdays, all routes will end at 6:30 PM.
Weekends, all routes, including DASH F, will end at 6:00 PM.
DASH Downtown Routes frequencies will also be adjusted as follows:

DASH A WEEKDAYS:

6:00 AM – 9:00 AM & 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM (normal, every 7 min)
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM service will run every 14 minutes

DASH A WEEKENDS:

DASH A SATURDAYS: (beginning March 28, 2020)
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM service will run every 20 minutes
DASH A SUNDAYS: (beginning March 29, 2020)
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM service will run every 30 minutes

DASH B WEEKDAYS:

6:00 AM – 9:00 AM & 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM (normal, every 8 min)
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM service will run every 16 minutes

DASH B WEEKENDS:

DASH B SATURDAYS: (beginning March 28, 2020)
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM service will run every 20 minutes
DASH B SUNDAYS: (beginning March 29, 2020)
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM service will run every 30 minutes

DASH D WEEKDAYS:

6:00 AM – 9:00 AM & 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM (normal, every 6 min)
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM service will run every 12 minutes

DASH D WEEKENDS:

DASH D SATURDAYS: (beginning March 28, 2020)
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM service will run every 20 minutes
DASH D SUNDAYS: (beginning March 29, 2020)
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM service will run every 30 minutes

DASH E WEEKDAYS:

6:00 AM – 9:00 AM & 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM (normal, every 5 min)
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM service will run every 10 minutes

DASH E WEEKENDS:

DASH E SATURDAYS: (beginning March 28, 2020)
6:30 AM – 6:00 PM service will run every 20 minutes
DASH E SUNDAYS: (beginning March 29, 2020)
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM service will run every 30 minutes

DASH F WEEKDAYS:

6:00 AM – 9:00 AM & 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM (normal every 10 min)
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM service will run every 20 minutes
DASH F WEEKENDS:

DASH F SATURDAYS: (beginning March 28, 2020)
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM service will run every 20 minutes
DASH F SUNDAYS: (beginning March 29, 2020)
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM service will run every 30 minutes

Other DASH bus services will run as follows, eff. April 2:

Service Operating Mon–Fri 7 AM to 6 PM/Sat & Sun 9 AM to 5 PM

  • DASH Beachwood Canyon
  • DASH Boyle Heights/East LA
  • DASH Chesterfield Square
  • DASH Crenshaw
  • DASH Fairfax
  • DASH Highland Park/Eagle Rock DASH Hollywood
  • DASH King-East
  • DASH Hollywood/Wilshire
  • **(Larchmont Shuttle service suspended)
  • DASH Leimert/Slauson
  • DASH Lincoln Heights/Chinatown
  • DASH Midtown
  • DASH Northridge/Reseda
  • DASH Observatory/Los Feliz
  • **(Observatory portion of route suspended)
  • DASH Panorama City/Van Nuys
  • DASH Pueblo del Rio
  • DASH San Pedro
  • DASH Southeast
  • DASH Van Nuys/Studio City
  • DASH Vermont/Main
  • DASH Watts
  • DASH Wilmington
  • DASH Wilshire Center/Koreatown

Service operating every day of the week from 7 AM to 7 PM:

  • DASH El Sereno/City Terrace
  • DASH Pico Union/Echo Park

Suspended services:

  • Larchmont Shuttle

DASH Observatory/Los Feliz portion of the route serving Griffith Observatory is suspended; the Los Feliz portion of the route will continue to operate under the limited hours listed above.

The Griffith Parkline Shuttle will suspend service until further notice.

 

Commuter Express changes, eff. April 2, 2020:

Visit https://www.ladottransit.com/whatsnew/032720_cx.html for a list of the trips that will operate. Most notably Line 423 will run between Downtown Los Angeles and Encino and Woodland Hills  only; no service to Calabasas, Westlake Village or Thousand Oaks. (Passengers wishing to travel west of Woodland Hills should ride Metro Red Line to North Hollywood, Metro Orange Line to Canoga, then Metro Bus #161 to Calabasas, Westlake Village, or Thousand Oaks.)

(West Los Angeles area)

Santa Monica Big Blue Bus:

Beginning May 5, Big Blue Bus customers will be required to wear non-medical face coverings at all times, when riding for essential trips. Non-medical face coverings include fabric masks, bandanas, scarves, neck gaiters, etc. Medical-grade face masks, such as surgical masks and N-95 respirators, should be reserved for healthcare and other essential workers.

Remember: Face coverings are not a substitute for staying home, practicing social distancing, and frequent handwashing.

Guidelines for Children & Persons with Disabilities
Face coverings should not be placed on children under the age of two (2), anyone who has trouble breathing, is incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. Children between the ages of 2 and 8 should wear a face covering with help and supervision from an adult, to ensure that the child can breathe safely.For more information and tips about face coverings, read the City of Santa Monica’s comprehensive FAQ. Wearing a face covering while riding Big Blue Bus will help to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and keep our Operators and customers safe.

Do have your face covering on before boarding the bus.
Do make sure to keep it on for the entire ride.

Rapid 3 and 7 not operating (use local 3 and 7). Lines 42 and 44 not running. Transit Store closed.

Beginning Friday, March 20, we ask that all customers:

– Board and exit using the rear door only.
– Customers with accessibility needs may still use the front door.
– No cash or pre-paid fares (i.e. cash, TAP, paper passes, and mobile ticketing) will be required at this time.

As we closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we continue to make adjustments with the health and safety of our operators and customers in mind. These changes will allow us to keep our service running during the pandemic.

To ensure continuity of operations and match ridership demand during COVID-19, Big Blue Bus will implement weekday service modifications on most routes, beginning Monday, March 30 until further notice; weekend service remains unchanged at this time.

Route 1:

  • Northbound weekday trip at 9:20pm discontinued; southbound weekday trip at 10:06 discontinued.
  • UCLA’s Hilgard Terminal closed until further noticed. Buses now serve Charles E. Young/P2 Hub on all days.

Route 2:

  • Eastbound service ends at 8pm; westbound service ends at 8:40pm.
  • Select trips discontinued.
  • UCLA’s Hilgard Terminal closed until further noticed. Buses now serve Charles E. Young/P2 Hub on all days.

Route 5:

  • Select weekday trips discontinued.

Route 8:

  • Eastbound service ends at 9:45pm; westbound service ends at 10:40pm.
  • Select trips discontinued.
  • UCLA’s Hilgard Terminal closed until further noticed. Buses now serve Charles E. Young/P2 Hub on all days.

Route 9:

  • Northbound service ends at 7:30pm; southbound service ends at 7:40pm.
  • Select trips discontinued.

Route 10:

  • Buses will leave Santa Monica at 6:00 and 7:00 am, and leave Los Angeles at 3:30  and 6:00 pm (all other trips cancelled)

Route 12:

  • Southbound service ends at 11:10pm; northbound service hours remain unchanged.
  • Buses run approximately every 22 minutes.
  • Select trips discontinued.

Route 14:

  • Northbound service ends at 7:30pm; southbound service hours remain unchanged.
  • Select trips discontinued.

Route 15:

  • Southbound service ends at 6:25pm; northbound service hours remain unchanged.
  • Buses run approximately every 50 minutes during the midday.
  • Select trips discontinued.

Route 16:

  • Buses run approximately every 50 minutes all day.

Route 17:

  • Northbound service ends at 6:55pm; southbound service ends at 9:08pm.
  • Select trips discontinued.

Route 18:

  • Select weekday trips discontinued.

Visit https://www.bigbluebus.com/Routes-And-Schedules/ServiceChanges.aspx for more details.

 

Culver CityBus:

Culver CityBus Temporary Free Bus Service and Rear Door Boarding

Rides on Culver CityBus will be free starting Thursday, March 19, 2020 until further notice.

Culver CityBus is announcing that it will temporarily suspend fare collection for riders.  Culver CityBus is also requesting that all passengers board using the rear door in order to limit interactions between passengers and bus operators. The front doors will only be used for riders who need support due to ADA mobility devices, which require a lift to get inside the bus.

These changes to service come as a response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and will allow both riders and operators to practice social distancing and still travel to and from home and work. These changes are being implemented by Culver CityBus in addition to on-bus hand sanitizers for both riders and operators and rigorous and increased sanitation efforts of every bus daily.

Culver CityBus Service Changes

Culver CityBus is also announcing service changes in response to the reduced ridership resulting from school closures and recommendations that the community work from home and practice social distancing. Effective today, Culver CityBus is implementing “existing Saturday service,” with additions to accommodate lines that are currently being utilized by the community.

The specific emergency service plan, which will operate beginning Monday, March 30, 2020 and until further notice, is as follows:

  • Weekday service:
    • Line 1, 3, and 4 will use Saturday service schedules
    • Line 2 will reduce full day service to peak hours only
    • Line 6 Local will use Saturday Line 6 service with additional trips during peak hours
    • Line 7 will use existing regular Line 7 service
  • Discontinued service is as follows:
    • Line 5 and Rapid 6 service is discontinued temporarily
  • Saturday and Sunday service on all remaining lines will remain as is

The most updated information about Culver CityBus Service can be found on the new app, Next CCBus.  Any future reduction or change in service will be updated real-time in the app.

Dial-A-Ride Paratransit Changes

Dial-A-Ride Paratransit is limiting services to only medical appointments and grocery pick up.

 

West Hollywood Free Shuttle Services:
CityLine Local and Commuter will continue to operate as scheduled for now, but the Pickup and the Sunset Trip will temporarily cease operation until further notice.

https://www.weho.org/services/public-transportation-transit-options/cityline-shuttle

https://wehosunsettrip.com/

https://wehopickup.com/route-and-hours.html

 

(San Fernando Valley area)

Glendale Beeline:  All service running as scheduled. Free fares. Boarding through rear door.

BurbankBus:

Effective 4/13, BurbankBus will implement a service reduction until further notice.

  • Green Route will offer service every 30 mins from 6-9am and 3-6:30pm.
  • Orange Route will offer service every 30 mins from 6am-8:37pm.
  • Pink Route will run its regular schedule from 6:30am-8:30pm.

Burbank Bus is fare free. Please enter and exit through the rear doors only.

 

San Fernando Trolley: All service is running as scheduled.

(South Bay area)

Beach Cities Transit:

  • Free fare for BCT and WAVE riders
  • Rear door boarding on EZ Rider buses, and front door entry upon request
  • Modified weekday/Saturday schedules – trips after 7 pm cancelled
  • School trippers cancelled

https://www.redondo.org/news/displaynews.asp?NewsID=3127&TargetID=31

Palos Verdes Transit:  “Effective immediately PV Transit will only be operating Route 225-226 and the dial-a-ride service. Our office will remain open.”

El Segundo Transportation Services: Dial-A-Ride, Lunch Shuttle, and Beach Shuttle service has been suspended. Only Doctor Dial-A-Ride service on Thursdays are still operating.

https://www.elsegundo.org/our-city/emergency-management/update-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19 (Under March 13 update)

Gardena GTrans: GTrans will be operating a modified bus schedule,
effective March 29, 2020 until further notice.

• Line 1X: will operate daily on its Weekend Schedule as normal – No service to Downtown LA
• Line 2: will operate every day on its Weekend Schedule, with trips canceled in the early AM
• Line 3: will operate daily on its Weekend schedule, with trips ever hour
• Line 4: will operate daily on its Weekday Schedule
• Line 5: will operate daily on its Weekday Schedule, with trips every hour

Buses will operate between approximately 5:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. http://ridegtrans.com/service-update-march-27-2020/

We are now practicing social distancing onboard the bus and ask that you not sit in rows that are blocked off. We want to ensure there is enough space for customers to remain 6 feet from each other. Increased cleaning and disinfecting are continuing onboard our buses.

GTrans Special Transit paratransit service is now offered on a reduced basis, limited to essential trips only. Please call Special Transit Dispatch at (310) 965-8848 for the most current scheduling
information

Out of an abundance of caution and to provide further protection for our employees and the public, all boarding on GTrans buses will occur at the rear of the bus. The front door will remain closed, and the Operator area will be restricted However, those using mobility devices and need access to the bus via the ramp will still be able to access through the front door. Please let the Operator know.

Until further notice, no fare payment will be required.

Torrance Transit: “Torrance Transit will be operating a Saturday time schedule Monday through Friday. Line 4X and Line 6 will run under a modified schedule Monday through Friday.”
https://transit.torranceca.gov/what-s-new/modified-schedule

Effective Mar 23, passengers will board through the rear door (unless the ramp is needed). No fares will be collected.

 

Carson Circuit: Eff. March 28, all Carson Circuit service will be suspended.

 

(South East Los Angeles County area)

Long Beach Transit: Effective Sunday, March 22, 2020 until further notice: Long Beach Transit will be operating a modified bus schedule. LBT buses will operate from 6 AM to 9 PM daily. All water taxi services will be suspended.The UCLA Westwood Commuter Express will remain in service on a modified schedule (one round trip per weekday). https://ridelbt.com/servicealert/

Beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020 until further notice, all customers will be asked to board and exit through the rear door of all buses to help protect LBT bus operators and promote social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The front door will only be available to customers who use mobility devices or who need the boarding ramp. Please have appropriate fare with you during your travel.

Norwalk Transit: “The Norwalk Transit will not be charging fares through April 19, also please practice social distancing and enter through the rear door.
Front doors may be used for wheelchairs, seniors with walkers and those requiring the kneeling function and/or ramp.”

City of Bell (La Campana): La Campana is still operating as scheduled. https://www.instagram.com/p/B9ztEKngfCH/

Bellflower Bus: All service operating normally

Cerritos on Wheels (COW): The Cerritos on Wheels (COW) fixed route service will operate Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will arrive at each bus stop every sixty (60) minutes. The temporary COW bus schedule may be accessed here: http://www.cerritos.us/RESIDENTS/_pdfs/cow_revised_hours_covid19.pdf

Compton Renaissance Transit: Apparently running as scheduled. (Eff March 1, all routes run until 6:30 pm). http://www.comptoncity.org/visitors/cpttrans.asp

Cudahy Area Rapid Transit: All service operating normally

Downeylink: “As of now the Downeylink services will continue to run”

Lynwood Trolley/Breeze: Apparently running normal service. http://lynwood.ca.us/lynwood-trolley-breeze-schedule/

Montebello Bus Lines:

Beginning Monday, May 18, Montebello Bus Lines will resume service with additional safety measures and a new schedule. All fares will be waived.
* All passengers and bus operators are required to wear face masks
* Due to social distancing requiremetns, buses will carry no more than ten passengers at a time. If capacity is reached, dispatch will be notified and an additiona bus will be called.
* All passengers, with the exception of individuals with disabilities, will use the rear entrance.
Buses will operate on a “COVID-19 Reduced Bus Schedule” for lines 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 until further notice. All schedules 7 days per week (except Line 50)
Line 10 – Every 14-40 minutes from 4:15 AM to 8:26 PM
Line 20 – Every 30 minute from 6 AM to 8:14 PM
Line 30 – Every 60-70 minutes from 5:50 AM to 8:40 PM
Line 40 – Every 36-54 minutes from 5:39 AM to 8:41 PM
Line 50 – Every 60-65 minutes from 4:54 AM to 7:40 PM (Mon-Sat)
All other lines are not in service.
https://www.facebook.com/CityofMontebello/photos/a.686088058134225/2886606471415695/?type=3&theater 

City of Commerce: Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, City transit buses will run on a modified Saturday schedule. This schedule will be in place until further notice.

In summary, the City’s transit system will temporarily consist of the following:

  • Citadel Express Route –Monday through Sunday Services the City of Commerce / Downtown Los Angeles Area (Temporarily on a modified schedule)
  • Green, Red and Blue Routes – Monday through Saturday
  • Orange, Purple and Yellow Routes – Temporarily Removed from Service
  • Church and Shopper Routes – Temporarily Removed from Service
  • 26th Street Shuttle (Metrolink Train Station) – Monday through Friday

(San Gabriel-Pomona Valley area)

Foothill Transit: “Effective immediately, customers will enter and exit the buses using the rear entrance only to help maintain proper social distancing. Customers who need to use the ramp may still board through the front door. Once on board, customers are asked to maintain a six-foot distance between themselves and the operator and stagger seating as much as possible to maintain the recommended social distance.”

We will reduce service on Monday, March 23. Commuter Express Lines 490, 493, 495, 498, 499, and 699, along with Line 690 and Lines 851-855 will not be running. All other Local lines and the Silver Streak will still be running if you need to reach downtown Los Angeles. DuartEbus will still be running.

The stop at Puente Hills Mall will close for Lines 178, 185, 280, 281, 282, 285, 289, 482, and 493 starting at 7 p.m. today, March 18, until further notice. During this closure, Lines 178, 289, and 482 will not serve their stops at Colima Rd and Albatross Rd.

For Line 493, please use the stops at Colima Rd and Albatross Rd.

For all other lines, please use a stop on Albatross Rd across from the Marie Callender’s restaurant.

Alhambra Community Transit: Still operating as scheduled.

El Monte Trolley: All service operating normally

Glendora Commuter Shuttles: All service operating normally. Free fares.

 

Monterey Park Spirit:  Effective Thursday, April 9, 2020, Monterey Park’s Spirit Bus transportation service will be temporarily suspended until further notice. The City of Monterey Park has been closely monitoring the use of the Spirit Bus fixed route transportation service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent reports indicate an 83% decrease in ridership due to school closures and the Safer at Home order. The City commends its residents for abiding by the order to only leave home for essential trips to seek medical care or to obtain vital necessities. Again, the intent of this action is to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Senior transportation services for essential medical and grocery/pharmacy trips will continue to be offered through Dial-A-Ride and Dial-A-Taxi programs. For more information about these programs, please contact Langley Senior Center at 626-307-1396.

La Puente Link: All service operating normally.

Pasadena Transit:

Effective Sunday April 19, 2020 Pasadena Transit Schedule Changes

To provide social distancing, the number of passengers allowed per vehicle is limited and the following schedule changes are being made:

  • Route 10: 30 minute service
  • Route 20 weekdays: 15 minute service
  • Route 20 Saturdays & Sundays: 20-30 minute service

Pomona Valley Transportation Authority (PVTA): Effective Friday March 20, 2020 through Tuesday March 31, 2020, PVTA will waive fares on its Get About Service. Waiver NOT applicable on ReadyNow or One Step Over the Line Services.

Effective Tuesday March 17, 2020 through Tuesday March 31, 2020, Claremont Dial-A-Ride will be waiving fares.

https://www.pvtrans.org/

Rosemead Explorer: All service operating normally.

Sierra Madre Gateway Coach and Dial-A-Ride: All service operating normally.

 

(North Los Angeles County area)

Santa Clarita Transit:

TRANSIT SERVICE REDUCTION – EFFECTIVE APRIL 4, 2020

In response to the Safer at Home order announced by Los Angeles County, Santa Clarita Transit will be reducing transit service across the system.  This consolidated schedule will balance the current needs of public transportatoin and will contine until further direction has been provided.  Please see below for information on your specific transit service or route:

LOCAL ROUTES – Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, and 14 will operate on a Sunday schedule every day of the week until further notice.

ROUTE 501 – Route 501 will be suspended effective April 4th.  If your travels take you to Tourney Road or Six Flags Magic Mountain, please use Routes 3 or 7.

ROUTE 502 – Route 502 will continue to operate a normal schedule.

GO! SANTA CLARITA – The City’s new on-demand transit service Go! Santa Clarita will be suspended until further notice.

SUPPLEMENTAL SCHOOL TRIPPER ROUTES – Routes 620-643 continue to be suspended until further notice.

ROUTE 757 – Route 757 will operate a modified weekday schedule Monday through Friday.  Additionally, Route 757 will follow a Sunday scheudle on Saturdays.  Please click the link below for schedule information:

NORTH HOLLYWOOD ROUTE 757

COMMUTER ROUTES 796 & 791 – Commuter routes 796/791 will continue to operate in the modified service implemented on March 30, 2020.  Please click the link below for schedule information:

COMMUTER ROUTES 796 & 791

COMMUTER ROUTES 797 & 792 – Commuter routes 797/792 will continue to operate in the modified service implemented on March 30, 2020.  Please click the link below for schedule information:

COMMUTER ROUTES 797 & 792

COMMUTER ROUTES 799 & 794 – Commuter routes 799/794 will continue to operate in the modified service implemented on March 30, 2020.  Please click the link below for schedule information:

COMMUTER ROUTE 799 & 794

Rear door boarding is also implemented. They are not collecting fares at this time.

http://santaclaritatransit.com/2020/04/03/transit-service-reduction-effective-april-4-2020/

 

 

Antelope Valley Transit:  On Sunday, May 17, 2020, AVTA’s Local Transit Routes will run a regular Sunday schedule. On Monday, May 18, 2020, AVTA’s Local Routes will return to their regular schedule. Additionally, Commuter Routes 785, 786, 787, and the Transporter Route 790 will return to normal commuter schedules.

Route 748 to Mojave Air and Space Port will return to regular service on June 1, 2020.

Route 747 to Edwards Air Force Base will resume service when the Air Force Base returns to normal operations. No date for this has been announced at this time.

To promote social distancing behaviors and healthy personal space, mandatory rear-door-only boarding and free fares will continue on AVTA buses through the end of May 2020. Commuter service will also be fare-free through the end of May 2020. AVTA will continue a policy of 50% reduced maximum seated occupancy and passengers will still be required to wear a mask or cloth face covering in order to board and ride the bus until further notice. Passengers using mobility devices that require the use of our bus ramp will be allowed to board through the front doors.

Regular fares for local and commuter services will begin on June 1, 2020.


ORANGE COUNTY

Orange County OCBus: OCTA has implemented temporary service reductions to regular OC Bus service until further notice. All OC Bus routes have shifted to the Sunday service schedule seven days a week. StationLink routes are currently continuing to operate on the regular Monday through Friday schedule to connect with Metrolink trains.

Bus riders are boarding from the rear of the bus. We are using rear-door boarding to protect the health of our passengers and coach operators. Boarding from the front door will still be allowed for passengers with disabilities or those who require use of the ramp.

A bus pass is still required to ride OC Bus. Bus fare is not free while boarding from the rear. You’ll be required to show your bus pass upon request to the coach operator or transit police.

Purchase bus passes before you board. You can buy passes at Ralphs, Northgate, Vons or Pavilions grocery stores, the OCTA store, octa.net or on the OC Bus mobile app.

We are boarding fewer passengers per bus to provide more room for social distancing. Signs in the bus window indicate if the bus is full. Please wait for the next bus if your scheduled bus is full.

Leave a row or a seat between yourself and other passengers when possible for proper social distancing.

Wearing a face covering is strongly recommended when waiting for and riding OC Bus. Please don’t travel if you are sick.

The OCTA Store is currently operating reduced hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART): Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, ART’s hours of operation will be 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Most routes will run at a 50 -60 min. frequency.  Canyon Line and ARTIC Sports Complex Line will continue to run on their respective schedules. Please click the link below to view or download the new route changes:

https://rideart.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Combo-Lines-2020-updated-3.17-1.pdf

iShuttle: service “temporarily suspended” eff. Mar 25.

Laguna Beach Transit: “As a result of the Governor’s most recent order directing California residents to stay at home, the City’s trolley service will be suspended until further notice beginning Friday, March 20, 2020. At this time we do not have any additional information as to when service will resume. Updates will be posted here as they are available.”


RIVERSIDE COUNTY

Riverside Transit Agency: New boarding policy now in effect:

  • Customers must board and exit the bus using the REAR door.
  • Customers with mobility devices or those needing boarding assistance can use the front door.
  • Fares will continue to be honored.
  • Customers riding smaller buses and Dial-A-Ride vehicles will continue to board from the front.

Due to declining ridership triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, RTA will begin running a slimmed-down version of service on par with its reduced Sunday schedule. The new schedule will begin Sunday, April 5 or as soon as feasible and last an indefinite amount of time. The move to seven-day-a-week Sunday service will affect most of RTA’s 47 routes. Below details which routes are affected with links to schedules. If you have any questions, please contact the Customer Information Center at (95) 565-5002.

  • No Service on the following routes: Rapidlink, 19A, 26, 50, 51, 52, 55, 202, 210, 217
  • Reduced service on: 204, 205, 206 and 208
  • Sunday level service on all other routes
  • Regular service on Dial-A-Ride

FACE MASK REQUIRED ON ALL BUSES

To help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Riverside Transit Agency now requires all customers wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth while on board. Customers who do not wear a mask will not be permitted on board.

The masks don’t have to be hospital grade. They can be bandannas, fabric masks or neck gaiters. Other safety measures are in place, including a policy that requires customers to use only the rear doors of larger buses and a social-distancing requirement that limits the number of passengers on any bus to 10.

https://www.riversidetransit.com/index.php/news-a-publications/latest-news/346-service-adjustments-and-protection-against-the-coronavirus-covid-19

Beaumont Transit: In response to orders from Public Health Officials, the following hours of operation are in effect March 14, 2020 until further notice:

ROUTE 2:
6:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

ROUTE 3:
6:24 a.m. – 11 :06 a.m. & 1:24 p.m. – 5:06 p.m.

ROUTE 4:
6:35 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. & 12:35 p.m. – 5:35 p.m.

ROUTE 3/4:
Saturday ONLY – from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday – CLOSED

ROUTE 120/125:
New temporary combination route connecting Beaumont to Redlands and San Bernardino. https://www.beaumontca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/36313/120125-combo

https://www.beaumontca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/36272/Transit-COVID-Poster-031320

 

Banning Transit: The following hours of operation are in effect Wednesday March 18, 2020 until further notice:

Route 1 Westbound: 5:00 AM – 10:11 PM (the last bus run toward Esperanza and Elm will be at 5 p.m.)

Route 1 Eastbound: 6:15 AM – 6 PM

Route 1 E/W (Saturdays and Sundays): 8:00 AM – 5:56 PM

Route 5: 5:30 AM – 6:49 PM

Route 6: 7:40 AM – 5:44 PM

Combination Route 5 & 6: 7:40 AM – 5:44 PM

https://www.recordgazette.net/news/banning-city-bus-service-alters-operations/article_b45082d6-696a-11ea-8bb5-5b92f620f370.html#utm_campaign=blox&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

 

Corona Cruiser: Continues to operate as scheduled.

Sunline Transit (Palm Springs):

SUNLINE SYSTEM WIDE EFFECTIVE SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020
Please be advised all SunLine routes will be operating on the Sunday service schedule 7-days a week. Routes no longer in service, until further notice, will be 20, 21, 54, Commuter Link 220, and the Palm Springs BUZZ.

Free fares. Passengers asked to use rear door unless using wheelchair ramp.

In response to the rapidly rising number of COVID-19 cases, Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser has ordered everyone to wear a face covering when leaving home, including essential workers, effective April 5. Face coverings can be bandanas, scarves, neck gaiters or other clothing that does not have visible holes. This extends to our customers riding on board SunLine buses (fixed route and paratransit). SunLine will require all riders to wear a face covering in a correct manner, no exceptions.

Palo Verde Valley Transit Agency (PVVTA):

All regular service will be suspended and converted to a reduced community circulator responsive service model starting Monday March 23, 2020 until further notice.

All rides and deviations on this Community Circulator Response Route (CCRR) will be free of charge. Services will operate Monday through Friday as listed in schedule (7am-3pm) and on Saturdays as a call-in reservation only service (8am-12noon). https://pvvta.com/alerts/ccrr/

 


SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

The County of San Bernardino no longer mandates face coverings when leaving your house, therefore San Bernardino transit operators will no longer enforce face coverings for customers to board, or while riding.. However, due to the social distancing challenges we face while on the vehicle, transit operators will strongly encourage the continued use of face coverings while riding the bus to help protect others and to slow the spread of COVID-19. Be aware of continued restrictions in adjoining counties, such as Los Angeles and Riverside.

Omnitrans:

In order to support public health efforts and continue to provide vital services, Omnitrans has decided to make temporary adjustments to our bus boarding procedures and implement reduced service as follows.

EFFECTIVE SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020 – SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2020
Customers must board and exit the bus using the REAR DOOR.
Customers with mobility devices will continue to board and exit through the front door.
NO FARES will be collected on Omnitrans buses.
Additionally, beginning on Monday, March 23, Omnitrans will implement reduced service as follows, seven days a week:

EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020
Routes operating every 15 minutes will operate every 30 minutes.
Routes operating every 30 minutes will operate every 60 minutes.
Routes operating every 60 minutes will continue to operate every 60 minutes.

In order to maintain lifeline transportation services while supporting public health efforts, Omnitrans will be implementing further service reductions effective Monday, April 13, 2020 (listed below) as people continue to stay at home to combat the spread of COVID-19.

OTHER ADJUSTMENTS IN PLACE: Effective today, April 6, 2020, no more than 20 customers can be onboard large buses at one time in order to allow sufficient social distancing. All customers must EXIT the bus when the route has made one complete loop to prevent non-essential travel without a destination. Rear boarding and exiting only (except for those with mobility devices) and fare suspension on all Omnitrans services is extended through Thursday, April 30, 2020.

The first service reduction, implemented last month, remains in effect. The following additional service changes will be implemented beginning Monday, April 13th:

Line 5 – will operate every 45 minutes, seven days per week

Lines 7, 20, and 308 will be eliminated permanently (these lines were scheduled to be eliminated in Fall 2020)

Lines 67, 80, 290 and the portion of 81 between Rancho Cucamonga and Chaffey College will be temporarily suspended due to low ridership.

If you are personally left without any transportation service for essential needs as a result of the service reduction, please contact us at 1-800-966-6428.

Morongo Basin Transit Authority (MBTA):

  • Monday, May 18th – Route 12 to Palm Springs will resume regularly scheduled service. Due to continued restrictions in Riverside county, it’s important to know the restrictions of the city you will be traveling to, prior to making the trip.
  • Keeping a mask readily available for use is highly recommended anytime using public transit.
  • Continue to make essential trips only and ensure your destination is open for business.
  • Riders should continue to practice social distancing, as best as possible, while waiting for and riding the bus.
  • Until the end of May, MBTA will continue providing earlier Ready Ride pick up times on Wednesdays to offer seniors the opportunity to do their shopping during early store hours.
  • Local Fixed Route, Ready Ride and Commuter bus services will continue to be free-of-charge during Phase 2

https://mbtabus.com/alerts/covid-19/

Mountain Transit:

Effective Monday, March 30:

  • Effective immediately the Trolley Service on the weekend in Big Bear will no longer be in operation until further notice.
  • Big Bear Routes 1 and 11: will provide reduced service between the hours of 9:30 and 4:30, 7 days a week.
    Limited service schedule is the 9:30-4:30 service on regular schedule
  • We are changing Route 2 schedule effective Monday, March 30, 2020. It will now run from 10:15am – 5:35pm, Monday thru Sunday.
  • Route 3 service will resume with a limited schedule Monday 3/30/20 until Governor’s emergency order is lifted. Route 3 will run from 7:00am until 2:00pm

 

Eff. May 11, 2020:

  • Mountain Transit is helping to get our communities back to work! No fares are being collected until Monday May 18th
  • ALERTS : Route 4 between Running Springs and Lake Arrowhead will resume 5/13/20 with additional new stops in Arrowbear and Lake Arrowhead
  • Route 5 and Route 6 Off the Mountain Service resumes Monday through Friday only.

https://mountaintransit.org/mountain-transit-service-changes-due-to-coronavirus/

Needles Area Transit: All service operating normally

Victor Valley Transit: Effective April 30:

In keeping with California’s Phase 1 of restoring our state and the process of returning to full service at VVTA, beginning May 1st, Route 15 will return to a modified weekday schedule. Please note the last trip from San Bernardino departing at 6:18 PM will be ending in Victorville and will not be continuing to Barstow.

In addition, the NTC Commuter will start collecting fares beginning tomorrow. If you do not have your Mega Pass please make arrangements to have it current starting on Monday, May 4.

All other Routes will continue on a modified Sunday Service, rear boarding, and fare suspension while maintaining social distancing guidelines at this time.


VENTURA COUNTY

VCTC Transit:
Ticket offices closed. All rides are free.

UPDATE 3/23 – Due to COVID-19 and the recent “Stay Well at Home” order, VCTC Intercity will be making updates to schedules. Four routes will operate during the week (Monday-Friday) using the regular Saturday/Sunday Schedule; which means there will be less frequent service than what normally runs on weekdays. Changes go into effect on Thursday, March 26.

Highway 101 – Will run on a “Saturday Schedule Monday-Saturday
Highway 126 – Will run on a “Saturday/Sunday” Schedule Monday-Sunday
East County – Will run on a “Saturday” Schedule Monday-Saturday
Channel Islands – Will run on a “Saturday/Sunday” Schedule Monday – Sunday
(Route 99 will operate all seven days, Monday through Sunday)

Coastal Express: Regular Schedule (no change)

Cross County Limited: Regular Schedule (no change)

As a reminder, based on guidance from public health officials, VCTC advises all riders to practice social distancing, and has taken certain measures to help with this process.

Boarding / Exiting the Bus:

  • Drivers are to disembark the vehicle before passengers board.
  • Once the driver has exited the bus, passengers should board the bus and find a seat immediately.
  • Passengers should choose a seat that is at least six feet from the nearest passenger/driver, if possible, and sit in the window seat away from the aisle.
  • At each stop, the driver will check to see if passengers need to exit. If so, the driver will exit the vehicle first.
  • Once the driver has exited, passengers should exit maintaining proper distance.
  • Additionally, VCTC asks that passengers limit travel to essential trips only (medical appointments, food, work) for the health and well-being of everyone on board.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner: Train #759, providing early-morning commuter service to Santa Barbara and Goleta, has been cancelled eff. March 23.

Gold Coast Transit: Effective, Sunday, March 29, 2020, GCTD will implement a temporary reduction in service in response to COVID-19. Most routes will be reduced to Sunday-level service, seven days a week.  In addition, in order to enhance physical distancing on the bus, elimination of fare collection and rear door boardings will remain in effect until further notice. The front door is reserved for seniors and passengers with disabilities.

Moorpark City Transit:

  • Effective March 23, 2020, all fares have been suspended.
  • Effective March 24, 2020, Trips 1 and 11 will be suspended for both Route 1 and Route 2.
  • Route 2, Trip 2 will provide service to and from Villa Del Arroyo.
  • Updated schedules for Route 1 and Route 2 are available here: https://www.moorparkca.gov/227/Bus-Ride-Guide

 

Ojai Trolley: Beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020: On weekdays, only Route A with extended service to 7:30pm will continue. Route B is temporarily discontinued. Weekend service will not change. This provides 1-hour frequency trolleys instead of the normal ½ hour trolley frequency. https://ojaitrolley.com/

Simi Valley Transit:

BEGINNING FRIDAY, APRIL 10, SIMI VALLEY TRANSIT WILL TAKE ADDITIONAL STEPS TO PROTECT THE SAFETY OF PASSENGERS AND DRIVERS DURING CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY

Simi Valley Transit recognizes the critical need for transportation during the Coronavirus emergency and is making modifications to its passenger experience to protect its riders and drivers. Therefore, while Transit service will continue, the City announced that beginning Friday, April 10:

• The City will no longer charge a fare on the Fixed Route System.
• Passengers will only load and unload from the rear door of the bus.
• Passengers are encouraged to wear masks. The City has been providing masks to its drivers, but the City does not have the ability to provide masks to passengers.

For more information, visit simivalley.org/covid19

Thousand Oaks Transit:

Effective May 4, service resumes on all Thousand Oaks Transit bus routes. Service will be provided between 8 am and 6 pm. https://www.toaks.org/home/showdocument?id=27206

 

Effective Friday, March 20, local Thousand Oaks Dial-a-Ride services hours are being reduced as follows: Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. There will be no Sunday Dial-A-Ride service.

Effective Friday, March 20, rides on Dial-A-Ride will only be accommodated for those rides deemed essential. Approved rides include trips to medical facilities, pharmacies, grocery stores, and other retail locations selling essential hygiene and sanitation products. All riders are asked to consider deferring trips whenever possible to ensure all users have an equal opportunity to use the service for basic needs.

Effective Thursday, March 19, we are suspending collection of fares on the Dial-A-Ride service until we resume normal operations.

Kanan Shuttle: Effective Monday, April 6, Kanan Shuttle service will be temporarily suspended until further notice.

If you need transportation and the Kanan Shuttle was your only option, please call Customer Service at (805) 375-5473 and we will attempt to arrange alternative transportation on Oak Park Dial-a-Ride.

Please note we can accept trips requests only for essential needs and services, such as medical appointments, grocery stores and pharmacies, and work trips for those people in “exempt” classes as outlined in the Governor’s stay at home orders.

If your trip is approved, we will pick you up at the bus stop of your choice on the Kanan Shuttle route and take you to any other stop on the Kanan Shuttle route.

Please call at least 2 hours in advance. Only one passenger per trip (or one passenger plus their caregiver) permitted as we have implemented strict social distancing protocols on all services.

 

Camarillo Area Transit: Apparently operating normally

Valley Express: Apparently operating normally


SAN DIEGO COUNTY

To comply with the County of San Diego public health order related to COVID-19, the bus operators will require all passengers to wear face coverings while using the transit system beginning Friday, May 1, 2020. This requirement will be in effect for all passengers riding buses and trains, while on transit property, or in transit facilities.

North County Transit District:

Oceanside, CA – Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the North County Transit District (NCTD) is experiencing significant declines in ridership and has determined that temporary service reductions will be implemented for COASTER commuter trains. The following temporary service reductions will be in effect beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 and will remain in place until further notice.

Weekend COASTER Service:
All weekend COASTER service will be suspended. Service will not run between Oceanside and Santa Fe Depot on Saturdays or Sundays beginning on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Weekday COASTER Service:
Beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020, the temporary schedule for weekday (Monday-Friday) service will only include the “active” trains below. “Suspended” trains will not operate.)
No change in bus schedules

SPRINTER trains will run a single car instead of their usual two-car configuration. NCTD BREEZE and SPRINTER services are running as scheduled. (except school trippers)

https://gonctd.com/nctd-reduces-coaster-service-during-outbreak/

San Diego MTS: Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice, school trippers are canceled for routes 28, 41, 44, 115, 201/202, 709L, 712L, 854X, and 905. “MTS will continue regular service through March 31. With fewer riders on board, maintaining regular service at this time will enable passengers to better practice social distancing while riding and at stations. Future service updates will be posted to this page.”

4/1/20 Rear Door Boarding & Suspension of Cash Fares
To help protect the health of our bus drivers, rear door boarding is in effect on MTS buses.
Senior and ADA passengers will be allowed to enter through the front door as normal; all other passengers will use the rear door.
This change will help us continue to run essential service for those who still need it.
At this time, no cash is being accepted on board. Passengers should still load a Day Pass or Monthly Pass on their Compass Card or Compass Cloud app (SDM and Youth Day Passes are available in the Compass Cloud app). While riders will not ‘tap’ on buses, you may be asked for a visual inspection of their Compass Card and/or Compass Cloud pass.

Effective 4/12/20 the following service changes will go into effect on weekdays (weekend service not changed):
Trolley Blue Line: Midday service reduced to every 15 minutes.
Silver Line: Service suspended on all days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
No change on Orange or Green Lines

The following routes will have reduced service run every 20 minutes:
1, 2,3, 10, 12, 13, 932, 933, 934, 950, 955

These routes will have reduced servoce amd run every 30 minutes:
5, 11, 20, 28, 35, 41, 44, 120, 150, 225, 235, 237,701,709, 712, 815, 905, 961, 962, 992

These routes will have reduced servoce amd run every 60 minutes:
707, 916, 917

Route 215 will run every 15 minutes. Route 280 will run three round trips per day. Route 290 will offer two daily round trips.
Span of service will change on several routes as well.

https://www.sdmts.com/schedules-real-time/covid-19-updates


SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Santa Barbara MTD:

SERVICE ALERT: As a result of the impact of COVID-19, MTD will implement further service reductions starting MONDAY APRIL 6TH, 2020. These reductions are in response to significantly reduced ridership, workforce constraints, and to enhance the health and safety of our passengers and employees.

Reductions made on March 19th will remain in place:
No service on Lines 15x, 16, 28, or boosters
Line 27 on alternate schedule

Starting April 6th, the following additional lines will be suspended until further notice:
Line 10 (Cathedral Oaks)
Line 30 (Downtown Shuttle)
Line 34 (Waterfront Shuttle)
Line 36 (Seaside Shuttle)
Line 37 (Crosstown Shuttle)

These service changes will be reflected in the BusTracker app starting Monday. Questions? Call 805-963-3366.

2. The front doors and front seats of all MTD buses will be reserved for seniors and people with disabilities. All other passengers are asked to board and exit using the rear door of the bus.

3. All MTD Fixed-Route Buses will be fare free. No fare or pass is required to ride our service, until further notice.

To maintain social distancing on-board our buses, drivers are limiting loads to the following: 8 people on a 40 foot bus, 5 people on a 30 foot bus. A bus may pass up the stop you’re waiting at if it has that number of people on board. https://twitter.com/SantaBarbaraMTD/status/1242483107749494785?s=20

Clean Air Express:

To better serve essential employees, the Clean Air Express service is expanding service with additional trips from both Lompoc and Santa Maria/Buellton to Goleta and Santa Barbara beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25. http://www.cleanairexpress.com/default.htm

Valid passes will be required beginning May 4. Passes are available by mail only and are not available for purchase at sales outlets.

Santa Ynez Valley Transit (SYVT): SYVT has temporarily suspended all fixed-route service. SYVT is now providing Dial-A-Ride service that is open to the general public.

https://www.syvt.com/211/Santa-Ynez-Valley-Transit

 

City of Lompoc Transit (COLT):

Local, fixed bus routes serving Lompoc, Vandenberg Village and Mission Hills will temporarily stop running effective Monday, April 13. COLT service will be converted to a Dial-A-Ride (DAR) on-demand service by appointment. DAR and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) services will cost the same per trip as the fixed-route rate. Ride passes are also being accepted. DAR service can be arranged by calling the COLT office at: (805) 736-7666.

The Santa Barbara Shuttle that runs once daily on Tuesdays and Thursdays will temporarily stop running beginning Tuesday, April 7.

These changes will remain in effect until further notice.

The Wine Country Express fixed route to Buellton will continue operating on its current schedule.

https://www.cityoflompoc.com/Home/Components/News/News/597/16

 

Santa Maria Area Transit (SMAT):

until further notice, Santa Maria Area Transit (SMAT) is adjusting passenger boarding procedures to minimize contact among bus operators and passengers, to promote social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis.

Passengers without disabilities will be directed to use the rear door of the vehicle for boarding. Passengers using mobility devices or who need to use the ramp will be allowed to board and from the front door of the vehicle.

Additionally, SMAT is suspending fares for all services. This temporary measure will also aid in promoting social distancing and minimizing close contact with bus operators and passengers in the farebox area.

These recent adjustments augment recent safety measure SMAT implemented. These include nightly bus sanitizing on all high-touch surfaces such as door handles, stanchions, seat back handles, grab bars, fareboxes, and driver areas. Safety information from the CDC on proper handwashing and social distancing is also displayed on the buses to inform riders.

Moreover, SMAT has expanded its weekend service to seven days per week, reducing the route schedule, but still providing a lifeline service. There are no changes to ADA Paratransit service. SMAT began a limited shuttle service on weekdays outside of the modified schedule to accommodate passengers that need early morning and evening services. The weekday shuttle is by appointment only and does not operate on Saturdays and Sundays. To schedule an appointment for shuttle service, or for questions on the weekend service schedule, please contact dispatch at (805) 928-5624. Riders may also view the current route schedules at www.rideSMAT.com.


KERN COUNTY

Golden Empire Transit: Effective Monday, March 23, 2020 until further notice: GET will implement reduced service using the weekend service schedule, seven days a week.

  • Fixed Route buses will operate 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM daily.
  • GET-A-Lift will operate for medically necessary appointments ONLY (Doctors Appointment, Pharmacy and Grocery Store).
  • RYDE will follow the weekend schedule of 7am-7pm daily.
  • Line X-92 to IKEA will run a regular schedule.

https://www.getbus.org/get-announces-reduced-service-schedule/


Kern Transit:  Effective March 30:

  • Effective immediately, all local fixed routes in the Kern River Valley area have been suspended.  In their place, we are offering curb-to-curb Dial-a-Ride service with additional buses as needed. Route 150 (Lake Isabella – Bakersfield) and Route 227 (Lake Isabella – Ridgecrest) will continue to operate on their regular schedule.Beginning Monday, we are making the following changes to our Bakersfield-based routes:
    • Route 100 (Bakersfield – Lancaster) – service will be reduced from 9 to 6 round trips Monday through Friday. Weekend service will not change.
    • Route 110 (Bakersfield – Delano) – service will be reduced from 7 to 4 round trips Monday through Friday. Weekend service will not change.
    • Route 115 (Bakersfield – Lost Hills) – service will be provided on a “request only” basis.
    • Route 120 (Bakersfield – Taft) – service will be reduced from 7 to 4 round trips per day Monday through Friday. Saturday service will not change.
    • Route 130 (Bakersfield – Frazier Park – Santa Clarita) – service will be reduced from 7 to 4 round trips per day. Saturday service will not change.
    • Route 140 (Bakersfield – Arvin) – service will be reduced from 7 to 4 roundtrips per day Monday through Friday. Weekend service will not change.
    • Route 145 (Bakersfield – Lamont) – all trips (Monday through Sunday) will be suspended. Passengers can use Route 140 as an alternate.
    • Route 210 (Tejon Outlets – Lebec – Frazier Park – Pine Mountain Club) – all trips (Tuesdays and Saturdays) will be suspended. Instead, we will extend our Dial-a-Ride area on those days to include all stops on Route 210.

    No changes are proposed at this time to our Mojave based routes, 230 (Mojave – Ridgecrest), 240 (Mojave – Boron) and 250 (California City – Lancaster).

    Accommodations will be made for passengers who use Kern Transit to reach life-saving medical treatment, such as dialysis, and are adversely affected by these changes. Riders needing accommodations can call 1-800-323-2396 for assistance.

    We expect these changes to be in effect through at least April 12th. For the most up to date information, please visit our website at kerntransit.org, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @KernTransit.

Visit https://kerntransit.org/ for the most recent changes

Arvin Transit: Effective Friday March 20, 2020 until further notice: service on the following routes will temporarily be suspended:

  • Arvin Local Fixed
  • Arvin to Lamont
  • Arvin to Bakersfield
  • Arvin to Tejon

Arvin Dial-A-Ride service will still operate from 7:00 AM to 2:30 PM for seniors and ADA Applicants only

https://www.arvin.org/government/transportation/


IMPERIAL COUNTY

Imperial Valley Transit: Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all bus routes to Imperial Valley College (IVC) have been suspended until further notice.

http://www.ivtransit.com/user/pages/covid-19/services-reduction.pdf

Yuma County Area Transit: YCAT Line 10 (El Centro-Winterhaven-Yuma AZ) is operating normally, as are most other YCAT routes.

Based on the current events surrounding the COVID-19 the Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (YCAT) is implementing several revised policies and procedures, effective March 20 – April 3, 2020 or longer if needed. At this time, there are no other service reduction besides the Silver Route 9.
Public transit remains a critical lifeline during crisis events, connecting workers to the jobs that support community needs, and residents to health care and medical needs. In order to balance the need to protect YCAT employees while providing a vital public service, the following changes will start on March 20:
• YCAT bus and YCAT OnCall paratransit services will operate its regular schedule until further notice.
• All YCAT bus and YCAT OnCall paratransit services will be fare-free to reduce driver exposure by removing the contact point presented with the exchange and verification of fare.
• Current YCAT and YCAT OnCall passholders will be able to receive an extension on their pass for the period the system is fare-free. Details will be communicated as the fare-free period ends.
• To promote social distancing for YCAT and YCAT OnCall drivers, all riders will be asked to board and alight the bus at the rear door, if the bus is equipped with rear door entry. Anyone requiring the ramp can still board through the front door.


INTERCITY SERVICES

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner:

Pacific Surfliner Station Changes Effective April 16, 2020

Effective immediately, some stations along the Pacific Surfliner route have temporarily closed ticket windows and waiting areas or have modified station hours, until further notice, as outlined below.

Closed Station Facilities

San Juan Capistrano and Solana Beach station facilities are closed, until further notice. Trains will still stop at these stations, but passengers will not have access to the inside of the station during this time. The Amtrak ticket window is closed but Quik-Trak machines are available outside the station buildings.

Station Modifications

  • Anaheim and Irvine station waiting areas are open, but the Amtrak ticket window is closed, until further notice.
  • San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Oxnard, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Fullerton, Santa Ana, Oceanside and San Diego Downtown (Santa Fe Depot) are operating with modified hours.
  • Los Angeles Union Station is only open to ticketed passengers, until further notice.

Effective for Tuesday, March 24
We will operate on a reduced schedule following the adjustments below. This is subject to change based on ridership and public health conditions. Any updates will be posted here and our Travel Advisory pages.

Northbound:

Trains 759, 561/1761, 565/1565, 569/1569, 573/1573, 583, 591/1591, and 595 are cancelled
Trains 763 and 777 will operate according to the schedule between San Diego and Goleta (no service north of Goleta)
Trains 767/1767 and 785 will operate according to the schedule between San Diego and Los Angeles (no service north of Los Angeles)
Southbound:

Trains 562, 566/1566, 572/1572, 578, 782, 590/1590, and 792 are cancelled
Train 774 will operate according to the schedule between Los Angeles and San Diego (no service between San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles)
Train 796 will operate according to the schedule between Goleta and San Diego (no service between San Luis Obispo and Goleta)
Note: Service to San Luis Obispo will be preserved through limited bus connections from Santa Barbara. The decision to suspend service north of Goleta was made after a thorough analysis of current ridership, as well as crew and equipment needs.

https://www.pacificsurfliner.com/globalassets/pdfs/schedules/481115426_pacific-surfliner-timetable_mar-2020_reduced-service_fnl.pdf/

https://www.pacificsurfliner.com/plan-your-trip/schedules/schedule-change/

[Typically, half the trains between Los Angeles and San Diego will be cut. Service north to Goleta will be likewise reduced, and no trains will run north of Goleta to San Luis Obispo]

Greyhound: “Greyhound is temporarily reducing schedules across our network as a result of the drop in demand due to coronavirus. In most cases, we are reducing services in high frequency markets.” https://www.greyhound.com/en/promos/peace-of-mind

Effective: March 19, 2020

Effective: March 19, 2020

The Victorville station located at 16838 D Street Victorville, CA 92395 has been temporarily closed and will serve as a passenger pick up and drop off location only until further notice.

What does this mean?

TICKET PURCHASES

No tickets can be purchased at this location. Tickets must be booked online at greyhound.com, through our mobile app, or at a full service location
Will Call pick up option is not available at this location. Tickets must be printed at home or E-Ticket checked in before arriving at the terminal
ARRIVALS

Your arrival location is 16838 D Street Victorville, CA 92395(opens in a new tab) outside the station
Please remember to take all your belongings and get any bags stored underneath the bus when exiting
DEPARTURES

Your departing location is 16838 D Street Victorville, CA 92395(opens in a new tab) outside the station
Arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure
Have your printed ticket in hand, E-Ticket on your mobile phone, or photo id ready when boarding
The driver will be there to assist with bags and boarding

Megabus: “We have reduced the available number of seats on our double-deck vehicles to give our drivers and customers more personal space. This complies with the CDC’s guidance to avoid groups of more than 50 people. ”

Flixbus: ” FlixBus has suspended its service throughout the United States until further notice starting March 22, 2020. We have informed affected passengers, and they will have received a voucher without cancellation fee. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.” https://www.flixbus.com/coronavirus-information

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RIDEHAILING SERVICES (Uber, Lyft, etc.)

Uber: https://www.uber.com/us/en/coronavirus/ 

Lyft: “Lyft is pausing Shared rides across all of our markets. The health and safety of the Lyft community is our top priority, and we’re dedicated to doing what we can to slow the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and base our actions on official guidance.”

Via: “As part of our commitment to getting you where you need to go safely, we’re reducing the total number of people in each shared ride. This way we can make sure you’re always at a comfortable distance from fellow Via riders. “