Culver CityBus

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Founded3 March 1928 [1]
Headquarters4343 Duquesne Avenue,
Culver City, California[2]
LocaleSouthern California
Service areaLos Angeles County
Service typeBus service
Routes7 local - 1 Rapid
Fleet54 heavy-duty transit buses
Daily ridership18,384 weekday[3]
Fuel typeCNG
OperatorCity of Culver City Transportation Department
WebsiteCulver CityBus

Culver CityBus is a public transport agency operating in Culver City, California, currently serving Culver City, the unincorporated community of Marina del Rey, and the adjacent Los Angeles neighborhoods. Its regular fleet is painted bright green and its rapid fleet primarily a chrome gray, distinguishing it from Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus, orange-colored Metro Local buses, and red-colored Metro Rapid buses, whose coverage areas overlap on Los Angeles's Westside.


Culver CityBus was founded in 3 March 1928, making it the second oldest municipal bus line in California[4] and the oldest public transit bus system still operating in Los Angeles County.[5] Big Blue Bus was founded in 14 April 1928,[6][7][8] the San Francisco Municipal Railway began streetcar service 28 December 1912.[9]

Service area[edit]

Within its service area of around 85.5 square kilometres,[1] the Culver CityBus provides service to the communities of:


Culver CityBus operates 3 daily routes, 3 weekday-only routes, and 2 Monday-Saturday routes within Los Angeles County.[10] Among its 3 weekday-only routes, Culver CityBus operates a Rapid route (Rapid 6).

Route Direction Terminals Via Days of Operation # Notes
North/East Terminal South/West Terminal
East-West Washington/Fairfax Transit Hub Venice
Windward Circle
Washington Boulevard Daily
East-West Culver City Transit Center Venice High School Inglewood Boulevard Weekdays only
North-South Westfield Century City Culver City
Mesmer Avenue and Major Street
Westwood Boulevard, Motor Avenue, Overland Avenue Daily *Serves Expo Line at Westwood/Rancho Park
East-West Washington/Fairfax Transit Hub Playa Vista
EA Way and Jefferson Boulevard
Jefferson Boulevard Monday-Saturday
East-West Blair Hills
La Cienega Boulevard and Rodeo Road
Culver City School Braddock Drive Schooldays only
  • Operates 1 westbound AM trip and 2 eastbound PM trips per day
  • One of the eastbound PM trips departure from Venice High School
North-South UCLA Aviation Station Sepulveda Boulevard Daily
  • Operates alongside the Rapid 6
  • Serves Expo Line at Expo/Sepulveda
  • Also serves LAX
Rapid 6
North-South UCLA Aviation Station Sepulveda Boulevard Weekdays
  • Operates alongside Route 6[11]
  • Serves Expo Line at Expo/Sepulveda
  • Also serves LAX
  • See also: Metro Rapid
East-West Culver City Station
Venice Boulevard and Robertson Boulevard
Marina del Rey
Fisherman's Village
Culver Boulevard Weekdays only
  • Serves Expo Line Culver City Station

Current Fleet Roster[edit]

Order Year Manufacturer Model Fleet Series
Fuel Propulsion Notes
2001 NFI C40LF 7080-7091
  • Repowered with Cummins Westport ISL-G engines
  • Most buses already retired.
  • Very few remain in service as of 2019.
2003 C30LF 7092-7093&7095-7097
  • Used primarily on lines 5 and 7
  • 7094 has been retired and auctioned at Ken Porter Auctions.
2004 C40LF 7098-7105
  • Cummins Westport C-Gas Plus
    • Allison WB-400R
  • 7102-7105 previously painted in Rapid livery but were returned to the regular livery
  • 7104&7105 have been retired and acutioned at Ken Porter Auctions.
2009 C40LFR 7106-7111
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G
    • Allison WB-400R
  • All in Rapid livery
2011 XN40 7112-7131
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G
    • Allison WB-400R
  • Delivered in 2012, in service
  • Some in Rapid Livery
  • First New Flyer Xcelsiors powered by CNG in service in the U.S.[12]
2013 XN40 7132-7137
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G
    • Allison WB-400R
  • 7132 and 7133 in Rapid Livery
2017 NFI XN40 7138-7155
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G
    • Allison WB-400R
  • Delivered in 2017.
  • Replacing the 2001/2004 NFI C40lfs.
  • All are in service.
  • Notes:

Culver CityBus currently operates an all New Flyer fleet of 54 buses. All buses run on CNG. Culver CityBus has retired its old fleet, mostly made of buses by Flxible, TMC/RTS, and Gillig.

Culver city is beginning to retire its C40lf fleet from 2001 and 2004. New 2017 XN40 coaches have arrived and are in service.

All buses are numbered 70—and 71--.

Buses were originally painted green and white, but all buses were repainted to all green in 2000.

In 2008, large decals honoring Culver CityBus's 80th year of service were affixed to buses and were later removed in 2009.

Culver CityBus began operating six New Flyer C40LFR buses on the new Rapid 6 starting on 4 January 2010.

Rapid Buses are painted primarily a chrome gray to distinguish themselves from the regular bright green buses.

In 2012, Culver CityBus took delivery of 20 New Flyer Xcelsior XN40 Buses and started operating some of them beginning in late May 2012 with the rest to be phased in by late June.[12]


  1. ^ a b "Fact Sheet". Culver City Transportation Department. Archived from the original on 27 May 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Government > Transportation". City of Culver City. Archived from the original on 8 October 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
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  10. ^ "Bus Schedule". Culver City Bus. Archived from the original on 13 November 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  11. ^ Carter, Charles (29 January 2010). "New public transit options open up for campus". UCLA Today. Archived from the original on 12 November 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
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