Culver CityBus

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Founded March 3, 1928 [1]
Headquarters 4343 Duquesne Avenue,
Culver City, California[2]
Locale Southern California
Service area Los Angeles County
Service type Bus service
Routes 7 local - 1 Rapid
Fleet 54 heavy-duty transit buses
Daily ridership 18,384 weekday[3]
Fuel type CNG
Operator City of Culver City Transportation Department
Website Culver 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.

History[edit]

Culver CityBus and Big Blue Bus were founded in 1928, making them the oldest municipal transit agencies in California.

Service area[edit]

Within its service area of around 33 square miles,[1] the Culver CityBus provides service to the communities of:

Routes[edit]

Culver CityBus operates 3 daily routes, 3 weekday-only routes, and 2 Monday-Saturday routes within Los Angeles County.[4] 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
1
East-West Washington/Fairfax Transit Hub Venice
Windward Circle
Washington Boulevard Daily
2
East-West Culver City Transit Center Venice High School Inglewood Boulevard Weekdays only
3
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
4
East-West Washington/Fairfax Transit Hub Playa Vista
EA Way and Jefferson Boulevard
Jefferson Boulevard Monday-Saturday
5
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
6
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
peak periods only
  • Operates alongside Route 6[5]
  • Serves Expo Line at Expo/Sepulveda
  • Also serves LAX
  • See also: Metro Rapid
7
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

Fares[edit]

2012 New Flyer C40LF #7125 at Wilshire & Westwood Blvd.
Fare Type † Adult Student ‡ Senior(62+)/Disabled/Medicare ‡
One-way $1.00 $0.75 $0.35
Local Transfer $0.25 $0.10
Interagency Transfer $0.40 $0.20
EZ transit pass $110.00 per month $42.00 per month
  • † 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.

UCLA Student and staff[edit]

Culver CityBus and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus participate in BruinGo program, in which UCLA students and staff can show their BruinCard (university ID) to the driver so that the university pays a part of the fare.[6]

Type Fare
One-way US$0.50
BruinGo! Flash Pass US$33 per quarter

Current Fleet Roster[edit]

Order Year Manufacturer Model Fleet Series
(Quantity)
Powertrain
(Engine/Transmission)
Fuel Propulsion Notes
2001 NFI C40LF 7080-7091
(12)
CNG
2003 C30LF 7092-7097
(6)
  • Used primarily on line 7
2004 C40LF 7098-7105
(8)
  • Cummins Westport C-Gas Plus
    • Allison WB-400R
  • 7102-7105 previously painted in Rapid livery but were returned to the regular livery
2009 C40LFR 7106-7111
(6)
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G
    • Allison WB-400R
  • All in Rapid livery
2011 XN40 7112-7131
(20)
  • 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.[7]
2013 XN40 7132-7137
(6)
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G
    • Allison WB-400R
  • 7132 and 7133 in Rapid Livery
  • 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.

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 January 4, 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.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fact Sheet". Culver City Transportation Department. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Government > Transportation". City of Culver City. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  3. ^ https://www.apta.com/resources/statistics/Documents/Ridership/2015-q3-ridership-APTA.pdf
  4. ^ "Bus Schedule". Culver City Bus. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Carter, Charles (29 January 2010). "New public transit options open up for campus". UCLA Today. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "BruinGo! Transit". UCLA Transportation. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  7. ^ a b http://www.masstransitmag.com/press_release/10747464/culver-citybus-takes-delivery-of-first-cng-xcelsior-transit-buses

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