Big Blue Bus to Implement Fare Policy Changes on June 22, 2022

June 13, 2022 8:51 AM

SANTA MONICA, Calif. –  On June 22, 2022, Big Blue Bus (BBB) will implement fare policy changes to reduce bus boarding and travel time, and maintain health and safety improvements on board. The changes include:

Discounts for Contactless Fare Payments

Customers who make contactless payments with a TAP card or mobile ticket can ride BBB for just $1.10 one-way, which includes two (2) hours of free BBB to BBB transfers. When restored, a one-way cash fare will cost $1.25, and will not include free transfers.

Exchanges for Papers Passes and Tokens

Customers may exchange tokens or paper passes for an equivalent pass product at Blue: The Transit Store (1444 4th Street, Santa Monica). Exchanges will be offered beginning June 22 until September 30, 2022.

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About Big Blue Bus

Big Blue Bus operates a fleet of 189 vehicles transporting passengers daily across a 58-square mile service area. Nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to a cleaner environment, the agency plans to convert its entire fleet from natural gas to zero emissions by 2030. Currently, 10 percent of the fleet is battery electric. The rest of the fleet operates on other alternative fuels, including renewable natural gas (RNG), a form of liquefied and compressed natural gas (LNG/CNG), which helps cut emissions by up to 90 percent. Serving Santa Monica and the Los Angeles area since 1928, Big Blue Bus has won numerous awards for its marketing, customer service, safety, and efficiency.

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