City of Santa Clarita Transit

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CSCT Logo.jpg
Parent City of Santa Clarita
Founded 1991
Headquarters Transit Maintenance Facility
28250 Constellation Rd
Locale City of Santa Clarita
Los Angeles County
Service type transit bus, school bus
Routes 9 Local routes
2 Station Link routes
7 Commuter Express routes
20 Supplemental School Day routes
Hubs
Fleet 100 revenue vehicles
15 on order
1 special service trolley replica
Fuel type CNG
Diesel
Gasoline
Operator MV Transportation
Website City of Santa Clarita Transit

City of Santa Clarita Transit is a local bus service, administered by the City's transit division, that serves the City of Santa Clarita, California and nearby surrounding unincorporated areas. Daily operations and maintenance of the fleet are under contract with MV Transportation.[1] City of Santa Clarita Transit local routes offers connecting services with Metro and Metrolink.

The County of Los Angeles contracts with City of Santa Clarita Transit to provide fixed route and Dial-A-Ride services in certain unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County that are adjacent to and/or nearby the city limits of Santa Clarita. Some of these areas include the unincorporated communities of Castaic, Stevenson Ranch, Sunset Pointe and Val Verde.

No other Los Angeles County transit agency provides service to, from or within the City of Santa Clarita.

History[edit]

Old Logo of Santa Clarita Transit

The City of Santa Clarita assumed responsibility for local transit in 1991 from Los Angeles County, which had developed an embryonic transit network. A small City staff provides supervision over a contract operator. Over time, the local fixed route network and dial-a-ride service was expanded. Under City management, a number of new regional express services to various points in the San Fernando Valley, West Los Angeles, Antelope Valley, and downtown Los Angeles were added or improved.[2]

In mid-2007 Santa Clarita Transit underwent a branding overhaul. The agency has been renamed "City of Santa Clarita Transit". Buses are in the process of receiving a new green and blue livery meant to reflect the colors of the city logo and new bus stop signs similar to the new bus livery have recently been installed.[3] The livery debuted in August 2007 on 2 brand new 60-foot (18 m) articulated buses. Also receiving an overhaul are the city's bus stops through a $2-million dollar Bus Stop Improvement Program. This included replacing 51 Clear Channel advertising shelters, benches, and trash cans. In addition, 40 additional stops will receive new non-advertising shelters, as well as a number of stops receiving new non-advertisement benches. An element of public art will be added to approximately 15 bus stops. The program's purpose is threefold, bus stops will become more uniform in look and features, the advertisement on benches will be eliminated, and public art will have a large expansion.[4] The overhauls are major parts of the city's efforts to make transit more attractive to citizens.

Transfer Stations[edit]

Transit Maintenance Facility[edit]

City of Santa Clarita Transit is housed in the City's Transit Maintenance Facility. The facility has been gold LEED certified.

Fixed-route Service[edit]

Local Routes[edit]

Route No. North/West Terminal Via South/East Terminal Major Destinations Served Frequency
1 Castaic Ridge Rte Rd, Lake Hughes Rd, Parker Rd, The Old Road, Commerce Center Dr, Newhall Ranch Road, Av Stanford, Rye Canyon Rd, Av Scott, Av Tibbits, McBean Parkway McBean Regional Transit Center 45-60 minutes
2 Val Verde Chiquito Cyn Rd (westbound) San Martinez Rd, Commerce Center Dr (eastbound), Hasley Canyon Rd (eastbound), Del Valle (eastbound), Newhall Ranch Road, Av Stanford, Rye Canyon Rd, Av Scott, Av Tibbits, McBean Parkway McBean Regional Transit Center
  • Val Verde Park
  • Valencia Commerce Center (eastbound)
  • Valencia Industrial Center
  • Valencia High School
  • Westfield Valencia Town Center
45-60 minutes
3 Six Flags Magic Mountain'
'
(main gate)
Magic Mountain Pkwy, Tourney Rd, Valencia Blvd, McBean Regional Transit Center, McBean Pkwy, Newhall Ranch Rd, Bouquet Cyn Rd, Seco Cyn Rd, Hazel St, Tamarack Ln Seco Canyon(Tamarack loop)
  • Kaiser Medical Center
  • College of the Canyons Valencia Campus
  • Westfield Valencia Town Center
  • Arroyo Seco Jr. High School
90 minutes
4 Bouquet Canyon
(LARC Ranch)
Bouquet Canyon Rd, Magic Mountain Pkwy, McBean Pkwy, McBean Regional Transit Center, Valencia Blvd, Rockwell Cyn Rd, Tournament Rd, Wiley Cyn Rd, Lyons Ave, Newhall Ave, Market St, Railroad Av Newhall Metrolink Station 60 minutes
5 Stevenson Ranch Hemingway Av, Kavenaugh Ln, Mallory Dr, Faulkner Dr, Poe Pkwy, Stevenson Ranch Pkwy, The Old Rd, Chiquella Ln, Lyons Av, Newhall Av, 6th St, Railroad Av, 16th St, Orchard Village Rd, McBean Pkwy, McBean Regional Transit Center, Valencia Blvd, Soledad Cyn Rd, Golden Valley Rd, Centre Pointe Pkwy, Ruether Av, Sierra Highway Vasquez Canyon
  • Hart High School
  • Newhall Community Center
  • Newhall Metrolink Station
  • Civic Center
  • Santa Clarita Metrolink Station
  • Bowman High School (select trips)
  • Aquatic Center
  • Canyon Country Library
  • College of the Canyons Canyon Country Campus (select trips)
30-60 minutes
6 Stevenson Ranch Hemingway Av, Kavenaugh Ln, Mallory Dr, Faulkner Dr, Poe Pkwy, Stevenson Ranch Pkwy, The Old Rd, Chiquella Ln, Lyons Av, Newhall Av, 6th St, Railroad Av, 16th St, Orchard Village Rd, McBean Pkwy, McBean Regional Transit Center, Valencia Blvd, Soledad Cyn Rd, Golden Valley Rd, Centre Pointe Pkwy, Ruether Av, Abelia Ln, Mammoth Ln, Shadow Pines Blvd Shadow Pines
  • Hart High School
  • Newhall Community Center
  • Newhall Metrolink Station
  • Civic Center
  • Santa Clarita Metrolink Station
  • Bowman High School (select trips)
  • Aquatic Center
  • Canyon Country Library
30-60 minutes
7 Six Flags Magic Mountain
(main gate)
Magic Mountain Pkwy, The Old Road, Valencia Blvd, McBean Regional Transit Center, McBean Pkwy, Newhall Ranch Rd, Rye Cyn Rd, Kelly Johnson Pkwy, Constellation Rd, Decoro Dr, Copper Hill Dr, Seco Cyn Rd, Hazel St, Tamarack Ln Seco Canyon
(Tamarack loop)
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • College of the Canyons
  • Westfield Valencia Town Center
  • City of Santa Clarita Transit Offices
  • Valencia High School
90 minutes
12 McBean Regional Transit Center Valencia Bl, Bouquet Cyn Rd, Railroad Av, Newhall Av, Sierra Hwy, Via Princessa (select trips), Soledad Cyn Rd, Whites Cyn Rd Plum Canyon
(Heller Circle)
30 minutes
14 Plum Canyon
(Heller Circle)
Heller Circle, Plum Cyn Rd, Bouquet Canyon Rd, Magic Mountain Pkwy, McBean Pkwy, McBean Regional Transit Center, Valencia Blvd, Rockwell Cyn Rd, Tournament Rd, Wiley Cyn Rd, Lyons Ave, Newhall Ave, Market St, Railroad Av Newhall Metrolink Station
  • Saugus High School
  • College of the Canyons Valencia Campus
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Hart High School
  • Santa Clarita Senior Center
  • Hart Park
  • Newhall Community Center
  • Newhall Library
60 minutes

Station Link Service[edit]

Station Link service provides service from the Santa Clarita Metrolink station to major local places of employment within the Santa Clarita Valley. Station Link service operates on weekdays peak periods (6-8am, 4-6pm) only.

Route Terminals Via Notes
East Terminal West Terminal
501 Santa Clarita Metrolink Magic Mountain
(employee gate)
Soledad Cyn Rd, Magic Mountain Pkwy, Tourney Rd, Valencia Bl
  • Service operates in a loop beginning and ending at the Santa Clarita Metrolink station.
502 Santa Clarita Metrolink Valencia Commerce Center Soledad Cyn Rd, Bouquet Cyn Rd, Newhall Ranch Rd, Av Tibbits, Av Scott, Rye Cyn Rd, Av Stanford, Commerce Center Dr, Livingston Ave, Witherspoon Pkwy
  • Also serves Valencia Industrial Center.
  • Service operates in a loop beginning and ending at the Santa Clarita Metrolink station.

Supplemental School Day Service[edit]

Supplemental School Day Service routes (also known as Tripper Service), provide service to and from local Junior High and High Schools from residential areas. Supplemental School Day Service routes are numbered in the 600's. This service is only operated on weekdays when schools are in session.

Routes include:

  • Route 620 - Arroyo Seco Jr. High School & Saugus High School
  • Route 621 - Arroyo Seco Jr. High School & Saugus High School
  • Route 622 - Rio Norte Jr. High School
  • Route 623 - Rio Norte Jr. High School
  • Route 624 - Valencia High School
  • Route 625 - Valencia High School
  • Route 626 - La Mesa Jr. High School
  • Route 627 - La Mesa Jr. High School
  • Route 628 - Golden Valley High School
  • Route 629 - Golden Valley High School
  • Route 631 - Valencia High School & West Ranch High School
  • Route 632 - Canyon High School
  • Route 633 - Saugus High School
  • Route 634 - Rancho Pico Jr. High School & West Ranch High School
  • Route 635 - West Ranch High School
  • Route 636 - Valencia High School & West Ranch High School
  • Route 637 - Arroyo Seco Jr. High School
  • Route 638 - Arroyo Seco Jr. High School & Saugus High School
  • Route 639 - Rancho Pico Jr. High School & West Ranch High School
  • Route 640 - Arroyo Seco Jr. High School & Saugus High School

Commuter Express Service[edit]

Commuter Express provides service to and from to major places of employment outside of the Santa Clarita Valley (Routes 796-799), and also provides service from areas outside of the Santa Clarita Valley to major places of employment inside the Santa Clarita Valley (Routes 791-794). All Commuter Express Routes run on weekdays only, except for Route 757, which runs seven days a week.

Route Terminals Via Notes
757
Santa Clarita
McBean Regional Transit Center
North Hollywood North Hollywood Metro station In Santa Clarita: Sierra Highway, Railroad Avenue, Valencia Boulevard, McBean Parkway (Weekdays only)
Express Portion: I-5, CA-170 (Hollywood Freeway)
  • On weekdays service operates in a counter-clockwise loop in Santa Clarita making several stops, on weekends service operates directly to the McBean Regional Transit Center.
  • Serves Newhall Metrolink Station on weekdays.
Route AM Pick-up
PM Drop-off
AM Drop-off
PM Pick-up
Via Notes
791
Warner Center
Victory Boulevard and Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Santa Clarita
Avenue Stanford and Technology Drive
In Santa Clarita: Avenue Scott, Valencia Boulevard, McBean Parkway
Express Portion: I-5, SR 118
In the San Fernando Valley: Topanga Canyon Boulevard
792
Century City
Century Park West and Constellation Boulevard
Santa Clarita
Avenue Stanford and Technology Drive
In Santa Clarita: Avenue Scott, Valencia Boulevard, McBean Parkway
Express Portion: I-5, I-405
In West LA: Westwood Boulevard, Wilshire Boulevard
794
Downtown Los Angeles
Union Station
Santa Clarita
Avenue Stanford and Technology Drive
In Santa Clarita: Avenue Scott, Valencia Boulevard, McBean Parkway
Express Portion: I-5
796
Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita Metrolink station
Warner Center
Victory Boulevard & Topanga Canyon Boulevard
In Santa Clarita: Valencia Boulevard, Orchard Village Road, Newhall Avenue
Express Portion: Sierra Highway, I-5, SR 118
In the San Fernando Valley: De Soto Avenue
  • Also serves Newhall Metrolink Station, Chatsworth Metrolink Station
797
Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita Metrolink station
Century City
Century Park West and Constellation Boulevard
In Santa Clarita: Valencia Boulevard, Orchard Village Road, Newhall Avenue
Express Portion: I-5, I-405
In West LA: Westwood Boulevard, Wilshire Boulevard
  • Also serves Newhall Metrolink Station, UCLA
799
Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita Metrolink station
Downtown Los Angeles
7th Street and Spring Street (AM Drop-off)
In Santa Clarita: Valencia Boulevard, Orchard Village Road, Newhall Avenue
Express Portion: I-5
In Downtown LA: Alameda Street, 1st Street, Hope Street
Downtown Los Angeles
8th Street and Spring Street (PM Pick-up)

Fares[edit]

Exact cash fare is required. Passes are stored on reusable Transit Access Pass (TAP) cards that cost $2 each. Customers can also store cash-value on their TAP card that can be used with any Los Angeles county transit agency that accepts TAP.

The following table shows City of Santa Clarita Transit fares, effective September 15, 2014:

Fare Type Regular Senior (60+)/
Disabled
Notes
Local, School, Station Link
Single Ride $1 Free
Local Day Pass $2.50 1
Monthly Pass $32 1
Dial-A-Ride
Single Ride $2
Commuter Express Route 757
Single Ride $2.50 $1.25
Monthly Pass $100 $50 1
EZ transit pass + Zone 3 $176 $70.50 1, 2, 3
Interagency Transfer $.55 1
Commuter Express Routes 791, 796
Single Ride $3.75 $1.75
Monthly Pass $145 $72.50 1
EZ transit pass + Zone 4 $198 $80 1, 2, 3
Interagency Transfer $.55 1
Commuter Express Routes 792, 794, 797 & 799
Single Ride $4.25 $2
Monthly Pass $165 $82.50 1
EZ transit pass + Zone 5 $220 $89.50 1, 2, 3
Interagency Transfer $.55 1

Notes:

  1. TAP card required.
  2. The EZ transit pass is a monthly pass good for local travel on 21 different public transit carriers throughout the Greater Los Angeles region.
  3. Senior discount eligibility starts at age 62 for EZ transit pass.

Fleet[edit]

The City of Santa Clarita transit fleet consists of 99 vehicles.[5]

Model Length Year Vehicle Numbers Quantity Fuel Type Vehicle Use Note
New Flyer C40LF 40' 2005 163-176 14 CNG Local
NABI 60-BRT 60' 2007 177-178 2 CNG Local 3
NABI 40-LFW 40' 2008 179-186 8 CNG Local
New Flyer C40LFR 40' 2010 188-194 7 CNG Local
Gillig Low Floor 40' 2013 102-104, 106-112 10 CNG Local
Gillig Low Floor 40' 2014 113-122 11 CNG Local
Motor Coach Industries D4000 40' 2001 237-241 5 Diesel Commuter 6
Motor Coach Industries D4500 45' 2004 242-245 4 Diesel Commuter
Motor Coach Industries D4000 40' 2004 246-254 9 Diesel Commuter
Motor Coach Industries D4500 45' 2010 255-258 4 Diesel Commuter
Motor Coach Industries D4500 45' 2013/2014 259-264 6 Diesel Commuter
ElDorado National Aerotech 220 23' 2007 350-353 4 Gasoline Dial-a-Ride
Starcraft Allstar 23' 2008 354-367 14 CNG Dial-a-Ride
Chance Coach AH-28 28' 2001 101 1 Diesel Special 1, 2
Retired
Gillig Phantom 30' 2000 141-146 6 Diesel Local
Gillig Phantom 40' 1997/2000 128-134, 147-155, 157-162 22 Diesel Local
Motor Coach Industries D4000 40' 1997 228-229 2 Diesel Commuter
Motor Coach Industries D4000 40' 1999 230-236 6 Diesel Commuter

Notes:

  1. Bus #156 was involved in an FTA exchange with the Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority for a trolley replica vehicle.
  2. American Heritage Streetcar used for "Hometown Trolley Service"
  3. Mostly used for Supplemental School Day service.
  4. Vehicle slated for replacement by vehicles on order.
  5. Bus retirement funded by FTA grant and scheduled for 2014.

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