Pasadena Area Rapid Transit System

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Pasadena Area Rapid Transit System
Pasadena ARTS logo.png
Parent Pasadena DOT
Founded 1998
Headquarters 221 E. Walnut St, Pasadena
Service area Pasadena, CA
Service type bus service
Routes 8
Fuel type CNG
Operator FirstTransit [1]
Website Pasadena ARTS

Pasadena Area Rapid Transit System, or Pasadena ARTS, is the local bus service in Pasadena, California. It was formed in the late 1990s as a free service of the City of Pasadena.[1] In 2003, fares were introduced.


Route Terminals via Notes†
Defenders Park Allen Station
Green Street, Del Mar Boulevard, Allen Street, Colorado Boulevard Operates weekdays and Saturdays
Fair Oaks Avenue and Woodbury Road
South Lake and California Woodbury Road, Lake Avenue, Fair Oaks Avenue Operates weekdays and Saturdays Clockwise/Counterclockwise
Lincoln and Woodbury Sierra Madre Villa Station Washington Boulevard, Altadena Drive (line 31), New York Avenue (line 32) Operates weekdays and Saturdays
Old Town Pasadena Sierra Madre Villa Station Villa Street, Orange Grove Boulevard, Rosemead Boulevard Operates weekdays and Saturdays
Memorial Park Station Art Center College of Design (weekdays) Fiar Oaks Avenue, Raymond Avenue, Seco Street (weekdays, Saturday)
Linda Vista Street (weekdays)
Operates weekdays and Saturdays; weekday service Continues from Memorial Park Station to Filmore Station via South Fair Oaks Avenue
Rose Bowl
Fillmore Station JPL Fair Oaks Avenue, Raymond Avenue, Seco Street, Oak Grove Drive Operates weekdays during peak am and pm rush hour
Pasadena City College Hasting Ranch Del Mar Boulevard, San Gabriel Boulevard, Foothill Boulevard Operates weekdays during peak am and pm rush hour

†No service on Sundays, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, or Christmas.


Fare Type † Adult Student ‡ Senior(62+)/Disabled/Medicare ‡
One-way $0.75 $0.50 $0.35
Local Transfer Free
Interagency Transfer $0.25 $0.10
  • † children five years of age and under may ride free (maximum 2 children w/ accompanying adult).
  • ‡ Proper identification must be presented to obtain the reduced Student and Senior/Disabled/Medicare fare.

Future Development[edit]

The Pasadena-Altadena Regional Trolley System is a recently proposed heritage streetcar system that would connect Altadena, Downtown, and Pasadena City College. No dates for this proposal have been set.[2]


See also[edit]