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The Santa Monica Big Blue Bus is a municipal bus operator in the Westside region of Los Angeles County, that provides local and bus rapid transit service in Santa Monica and adjacent neighborhoods of Los Angeles (including LAX). Express service is also provided to Downtown Los Angeles and Union Station.

Big Blue Bus
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Big Blue Bus at UCLA Hilgard Terminal
SloganRide Blue. Go Green.
ParentCity of Santa Monica
Founded1928
HeadquartersSanta Monica, California
LocaleSanta Monica, Westwood, and Venice, California
Service areaUnited States
Service typeTransit Bus
Routes20[1]
Fleet195
Daily ridership65,600 (weekdays, Q1 2016)[2]
Fuel typeCNG, LNG
OperatorCity of Santa Monica
Chief executiveEdward F. King
Websitewww.bigbluebus.com
Rapid 7 on layover (bus 4022 retired).

HistoryEdit

The impetus for the creation was a fare increase on the Pacific Electric interurban trains between Santa Monica and Los Angeles. Santa Monica Municipal Bus Lines was founded on 14 April 1928,[3][4] and launched its first route, choosing a blue livery. Culver CityBus was founded in 4 March 1928, making it the second oldest municipal bus line in California[5] and the oldest public transit bus system still operating in Los Angeles County.[6] San Francisco Municipal Railway began streetcar service 28 December 1912.[7]

Santa Monica Municipal Bus Lines kept its base fare at 10 cents for a long time. The Santa Monica bus connected with the Los Angeles Railway streetcars at Pico and Rimpau Boulevards in the Mid-City section of Los Angeles. That historic terminus point has become an important transit center in Los Angeles simply because it is the point where thousands of bus riders along Pico Boulevard must transfer to continue their trips eastward to Downtown Los Angeles or westward to the Westside.

The Big Blue Bus is considered one of the best bus services in the Los Angeles area. The system won the American Public Transportation Association’s Outstanding Transportation System award in 1987, 1992, 1997, 2000 and 2011. The Big Blue Bus did not raise its regular fare above 50 cents until 2002, when it became 75 cents. In contrast, most public bus lines in California were charging fares of a dollar or more well before 2000. There was no monthly pass until August 2010[8] except for the EZ Pass, and unlike other EZ Pass agencies, Metrolink fare media are not accepted. However, allowing for the inevitability of traffic delays on weekday afternoons, the Big Blue Bus system provides frequent and convenient service to most neighborhoods in its service area. Many routes serve UCLA.

The Big Blue Bus was one of the last transit agencies using the GMC New Look buses; they were retired in 2005. Big Blue Bus received the last New Looks ever built. The last one built, #5180, was driven off the property in May 2013 after being donated to the Museum of Bus Transportation in Hershey, Pennsylvania, which preserves the bus. It was also the first transit agency in the State of California to use the Grumman-Flxible Model 870 advanced design transit buses equipped with Lift-U wheelchair lifts beginning in 1978, and the third customer after Atlanta's MARTA, and the Connecticut's Department of Transportation's CT Transit's order of these buses. These buses never experienced the same chronic structural problems that plagued these early vehicles that were also sold to other transit agencies. These were also the very first production buses built with wheelchair lifts before ADA effectively became law of the land in 1990.

For 20 years until December 1999 Santa Monica Bank ran a series of humorous ads on the back of the buses. Examples include "Old and wrinkled is beautiful. Especially in large denominations", "Go invest, young man", "Was it his eyes? His lips? His jumbo CD?" and (the final one) "After 20 years on the bus, we've reached our stop". The campaign ended as the bank was absorbed by U.S. Bank.[9]

The system was started by former Brentwood resident Rudolph F. Brunner, who later sold the system thinking it wouldn't amount to any more than a few dollars a week.

IncidentsEdit

On November 20, 2012, a Big Blue Bus turned left in front of an oncoming motorcyclist, which resulted in the 25-year-old man's death. The accident occurred at approximately 10:33 a.m. at the triangular intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Marquez in the Pacific Palisades. Only buses are allowed to make the left turn, a maneuver that has been determined to be too dangerous for other vehicles.

On June 7, 2013, Bus 4057 of Big Blue Bus was among several vehicles fired at during a thirteen-minute killing spree that left six people dead, including the gunman, and four others wounded. Three women suffered minor injuries aboard the bus, one from shrapnel-type injuries and the other two from injuries unrelated to the gunfire.[10] Approximately two dozen people were inside the bus at the time of the shooting. The attack on Bus 4057 marked the first time a Big Blue Bus came under attack by a gunman in its 85-year service.[11]

 
A Big Blue Bus in Westwood.

RoutesEdit

Big Blue Bus operates 14 local routes, 3 Rapid routes, and 1 express route in Los Angeles County.[12]

Route Terminals Via Days of Operation# Notes
1
UCLA Venice
Windward Circle
Santa Monica Boulevard, Main Street Daily service
2
UCLA Santa Monica
Civic Center
Wilshire Boulevard Daily service
3
Santa Monica
Arizona Avenue and 5th Street
Westchester, Los Angeles

Aviation/LAX station

Lincoln Boulevard Daily service
  • Operates alongside the Rapid 3
  • Serves LAX City Bus Center
Rapid 3
Santa Monica
Arizona Avenue and 5th Street
Westchester, Los Angeles

Aviation/LAX station

Lincoln Boulevard Weekday only during peak hours
  • Operates alongside Line 3
  • Serves LAX City Bus Center
  • See also: Metro Rapid
5
Santa Monica
Civic Center
Century City
Westfield Century City
Colorado Ave, Olympic Blvd, Motor Ave, Manning Ave Weekdays only
7
Santa Monica
7th Street and Olympic Boulevard
Mid-Wilshire,
Wilshire/Western station
Pico Boulevard Daily service
  • Operates alongside the Rapid 7
  • Three trips westbound in the morning and three trips eastbound in the afternoon deviate from Pico Blvd. to serve Beverlywood.
Rapid 7
Santa Monica
7th Street and Olympic Boulevard
Mid-Wilshire,
Wilshire/Western station
Pico Boulevard Weekdays only
8
Santa Monica
7th Street and Olympic Boulevard
UCLA Ocean Park Boulevard, National Boulevard, Westwood Boulevard Daily service
9
Pacific Palisades
Sunset Boulevard and Marquez Avenue
Santa Monica
Civic Center
Sunset Boulevard, Chatauqua Boulevard, 4th Street Daily service
Rapid 10
Santa Monica
2nd Street and Colorado Avenue
Downtown Los Angeles
Main and Alameda Streets
In Santa Monica: Santa Monica Boulevard
Express Portion: Santa Monica Freeway
In Downtown LA: Grand & Olive Streets
Weekday rush hours only
  • See also: Metro Rapid
  • Operates into Downtown LA in the AM rush and into Downtown Santa Monica in the PM rush
Rapid 12
UCLA

Charles E Young/P2 Hub

Culver City

Overland Avenue and Venice Boulevard

Westwood Boulevard, Overland Avenue Daily service
14
Brentwood
San Vicente Boulevard and Gorham Avenue
Playa Vista
Artisans Way and Centinela Avenue
Bundy Drive, Centinela Avenue Daily service
  • Select trips continue to Paul Revere Middle School after reaching Brentwood.
15
Brentwood
Barrington Place and Chayote Street
West Los Angeles
Expo/Bundy station
Barrington Avenue Weekdays only
16
Marina del Rey
Lincoln Boulevard and Mindanao Way
West Los Angeles

Saltair Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard

Walgrove Avenue/23rd Street, 20th Street Weekdays only
17
UCLA Culver City
Culver City Expo Line Station
Sawtelle Boulevard, Palms Boulevard Daily service
18
UCLA (weekdays/Saturday) Marina Del Rey
Admiralty Way and Via Marina
Montana Avenue, 4th Street/Avenue Daily service
41
Santa Monica
14th Street and Pico
14th/20th Streets Daily service
  • Service operates in a clockwise loop and terminates at 14th Street and Pico
  • Operates in the opposite direction of Line 42
42
Santa Monica
16th Street and Pico- Santa Monica College
20th/14th Streets Weekdays only
  • Service operates in a counterclockwise loop and terminates at 16th Street and Pico- Santa Monica College
  • Operates in the opposite direction of Line 41
43
Santa Monica
16th Street and Pico- Santa Monica College
Santa Monica
San Vicente Boulevard and 14th Street
26th Street and San Vicente Boulevard Weekdays only during peak hours
  • Select eastbound trips to San Vicente Boulevard and 14th Street deviate to serve Paul Revere Middle School.
44
Santa Monica

17th Street/Santa Monica College Station

West Los Angeles


Santa Monica College Bundy Campus

Bundy Drive, Ocean Park Boulevard, 14th Street, and 17th Street School Days Only
  • Service connects the 17th Street/Santa Monica College station, the Santa Monica College Main Campus and the Santa Monica College Bundy Campus.
  • Limited service when SMC is not in session.
  • On the non-rapid routes, weekday trips between 7am and 8pm serve UCLA Transit Center / Hilgard Terminal; weekday trips from 8p-7a and all weekend trips serve Charles E Young/P2 Hub (Charles E. Young Dr. between Westholme Ave. and Manning Ave.). Rapid 12 always serves Charles E Young/P2 Hub.[13]

FleetEdit

CurrentEdit

Order Year Manufacturer Image Model Length
(ft.)
Fleet Series
(Quantity)
Powertrain
(Engine/Transmission)
Fuel Propulsion Notes
2004-05 NFI   L40LF 40 4048, 4051, 4053, 4059, 4063, 4070, 4086, 4087, 4088, 4089
(10)
LNG
  • The last LNG buses in the Big Blue Bus fleet.
  • 4070-4072, 4078, and 4080-4089 are in big blue bus livery, but retain the rapid blue paint.
  • As of June 2019 only 10 remain in service.
2006 L40LF 40 4090-4099
(10)
LNG
  • 4090 retains the light blue livery.
  • All in service as of June 2017.
  • 4091-4099 are in big blue bus livery but retain the rapid blue paint
  • Last New Flyer L40LF buses ever built
2010/2012 ElDorado National   E-Z Rider II BRT 32 2900–2914
(15)
CNG
  • Buses 2900-2904 are 2010 models that have been converted to big blue bus livery and CNG, previously operating as hybrid buses in the Mini Blue livery.
  • 2905-2915 are 2012 models powered by CNG
  • Weekdays: used on lines 8,16,18,41/42,43 (routes are not exclusively 30 foot buses; 40 foot buses run them too)
  • Weekends: used on lines 5,8,9,15,18,41/42 (routes are not exclusively 30 foot buses; 40 foot buses run them too)
  • Line 15 only uses 30ft buses on weekends.
  • 30ft buses appear on line 8 in the evening/night because certain blocks/runs on lines 16 or 18 will transfer to line 8 in the evening.
2010/2012 NABI   60-BRT 60 5300-5320(21)
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G
    • Allison WB-500R
CNG
  • Used exclusively on Rapid 3, Local 3, Rapid 7, Rapid 10, and Rapid 12 service.
  • 5300-5315 are 2010 series & 5316-5320 are 2012 series models
2011 NABI   40-LFW 40 3868-3876
(9)
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G engine
  • 44' turning radius
    • Allison WB-400R Generation IV
CNG
  • Replaced 1997-98 New Flyer D40LF's and some 1995 Novabus Classic's
  • these were an option of 58 units but was canceled after 9 units were delivered
2012 Gillig BRT 40 1300(1)
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G
    • Voith D864.5
CNG
  • Replaced 1997-98 New Flyer D40LFs
2013 Gillig   BRT 40 1301-1344(44)
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G
    • Voith D864.5
CNG
  • Replaced 1997-98 New Flyer D40LFs
2014 Gillig   BRT 40 1345-1357(13)
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G
    • Voith D864.5
CNG
  • Replaced some 2002 NABI-40 LNG LFWs
2015 NFI   XN60 60 1560-1566 (7)[14][15]
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G
    • Allison B500R
CNG
  • Replaced some 2002 NABI-40 LNG LFWs
  • Used exclusively on Rapid 3', Local 3, Rapid 7, Rapid 10, and Rapid 12 service.
  • On very rare occasions on line 8
2015 Gillig   BRT 40 1500-1510 (11)

[16]

  • Cummins Westport ISL-G
    • Allison B400R
CNG
  • Replaced some 2002 NABI-40 LNG LFWs
  • These Gillig buses were ordered with Allison Transmissions instead of Voith Transmissions, which power the original 1300 series.
2016 Gillig   BRT 29 1600-1603 (4)
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G
    • Allison B400R
CNG
  • Added due to a shortage of 30ft buses.
  • All seats on board do not face forward except those in the very back.
  • Run on same routes as the El Dorado E-Z Rider II BRTs.
  • The buses were purchased because the Big blue Bus did not have enough 30ft buses, with the addition of new routes in 2016 like lines 16 and 43.
  • These Gillig buses were ordered with Allison Transmissions instead of Voith Transmissions, which power the original 1300 series.
2017 Gillig   BRT 40 1701-1725 (25)
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G NZ[17]
    • Allison B400R
CNG
  • Replacing the last 6 2002 NABI 40-LFWs.
  • These buses are part of a deal to phase out LNG buses. These 1700 series buses are part of an order for 25, 40ft and 7 30ft buses.
  • These Gillig buses were ordered with Allison Transmissions instead of Voith Transmissions, which power the original 1300 series.
  • As of Feb 24, 2017, all 25 buses have been delivered to the big blue bus yard, have been equipped with the three-slot bike rack, and are now in service.
Make/
Model
Image Year Manufacturer Engine/
Transmission
Fuel Propulsion Retired Notes
1801-1807 2018 Gillig BRT CNG 29'
(G31E102R2)
Cummins Westport L9N Allison B400R
  • Entered service on 4/2/2018.
  • Sport the newer "Big Blue Bus" livery.
1808-1826 2018 Gillig BRT CNG 40'
(G31D102N4)
Cummins Westport L9N Allison B400R
  • Entered service 10/10/18 (1808, 1812)
  • Will replaced the remaining 2004 New Flyer L40LF buses.

RetiredEdit

Make/
Model
Image Year Manufacturer Engine/
Transmission
Fuel Propulsion Retired Notes
101-115 1953 GMC TDH-3714 Detroit Diesel 4-71 101, 102, 104, & 103 to Culver CityBus 3701-3704.
116-126 1954 GMC TDH-3714 Detroit Diesel 4-71
471-472 1980 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-740
2606-2615 2000 Thomas Dennis SLF230 Cummins B5.9 Allison AT-545 All units retired as of July 2010.
3801-3867 1997-1998 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
  • 20 known units were bought by Transit Sales International.
  • Possibly 4 units were bought by Frank's Star-Dust Tours, Inc. DBA The Bus.
  • 3865 was bought by Scott Richards/Regional Transit Service from Zacher's Auto Salvage in June 2014.
  • 3854, 3844, 3851, 3802, 3813, 3835, 3864, 3806, 3808, 3832 & 3830 to IndyGo 9789-9799.
  • 1 unit to Transtar 4006; later transferred to Escot Bus Lines.
4001-4037 2002 NABI 40-LFW LNG
(040.23)
Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R
4101-4102 1966 GMC SDM-4502 Detroit Diesel 6V71N 4-speed manual
4201-4205 1973 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Sold to Welland Transit in 1997.
4206-4210 1975 AMG 9635A-6 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6
  • Retired in 1988.
  • All units to Foothill Transit F900-F904 in 1988 via the Los Angeles Dept. of Public Works.
    • Unknown if renumbered in order
4501-4513 1955 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
4514-4526 1956 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
4551-4554 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
4555-4564 1961 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
4565-4566 1963 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
4567-4568 1963 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
4569-4573 1965 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH 4572 appears in a scene in the season two Adam-12 episode "Log 134"
4574-4577 1969 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
4701-4715 1979 Grumman-Flxible 870
(53102-8-1)
Detroit Diesel 8V71TAE Allison V730 1 unit to Airocar Inc./Gray Line of Orlando 4003 circa 1993.
4716-4747 1980 Grumman-Flxible 870
(53102-8-1)
Detroit Diesel 8V71TAE Allison V730 6 units to Santa Cruz Metro 8069-8074.
4748-4762 1981 Grumman-Flxible 870
(40102-6)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 Retired in 1996.
4801-4821 1995 Nova Bus Classic
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
  • All units retired as of Fall 2011.
  • Last high floor transit buses in Santa Monica fleet.
  • 12 known units were bought by Transit Sales International.[18] 11 units remain.[19]
4801-4808 (1st) 1957 GMC TDH-4801 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
4901-4925 1973 GMC T8H-5307A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison
4926-4942 1975 AMG 10240A-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8
4951-4960 1991 MCI Classic
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
5101-5113 (1st) 1958 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
5101-5122 1982 GMDD T8H-5307A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730 All units were bought by Mississauga Truck and Bus and were sold to Barrie Transit, Brampton Transit and STCUQ.
5123-5180 1985-1986 GMDD T8H-5307A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • Last Fishbowls ever built.
  • 5142, 5128 & 5176 were bought by Frank's All City Lines. 5142 was renumbered 5101.[20][21][22]
  • Many units were sold to Canadian properties after retirement.
  • 5162 was bought by Loren Joplin/Dreamliner Bus Leasing & Service. It was sold to a private owner in Concord, CA. It was later sold to a 2nd owner in Idaho. Eventually circa 2015, it was sold to a 3rd owner and it was converted into an RV. It was listed on Craigslist in Nampa, ID in December 2018.[23]
  • 5162 is on www.youtube.com under Aldrick GMC
  • 5180 is preserved in the Big Blue Bus yard.
5181-5190 1988 MCI Classic
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
5191-5200 1989 MCI Classic
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
5201-5210 1990 MCI Classic
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
5301-5308 1959 GMC TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
5309-5310 1960 GMC TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
5311-5320 1962 GMC TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
5321-5326 1963 GMC TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
5327-5336 1963 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
5337-5346 1964 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
5347-5356 1966 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
5357-5366 1967 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
5367-5374 1968 GMC T6H-5305 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
5375-5377 1971 GMC T6H-5305 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
5501-5504 2002 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R

In popular cultureEdit

SpeedEdit

The most famous Big Blue Bus is probably the one rigged with a bomb in 1994's hit movie Speed. Driving through Los Angeles at rush hour, the bus has to keep its speed over 50 mph (80 km/h) or the bomb on the bus will detonate.

Two humorous slogans Santa Monica Bank used on Big Blue Buses appeared in the film.[9] The bus operator in the movie is called the Santa Monica Intercity Bus Lines, a barely fictionalized version of the Big Blue Bus's official name, the Santa Monica Municipal Bus Lines. Even more tellingly, the bus in the film is a General Motors "New Look" bus, introduced in 1959 but kept in prominent and active service by Santa Monica until early 2005, long after most other American cities had retired the retro-looking bus.

In another effort to differentiate the movie's bus from any real-world bus, the headsigns on the Speed bus display:

33 DOWNTOWN | VIA FREEWAY

However, number 33 buses are operated by Metro, not Big Blue, and run on Venice Boulevard, not the Santa Monica Freeway. The closest thing to the movie bus's routing is Santa Monica's number 10 express route.

The bus number was 2525, not within any equipment number range operated by the real company at that time.

It should also be noted that at the time the movie was released, Santa Monica's GM New Look fleet were the Canadian-built versions with wheelchair lifts; the US-built versions were retired in 1990 to make room for the Classics.

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Edit

In an episode that originally aired on May 15, 2007, the ABC late-night show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, was filmed on a New Flyer L40LF model LNG bus. In this episode, titled Jimmy Kimmel Live on a Bus, Kimmel sat behind the desk, which was rigged to fit in a bus. This particular Santa Monica Big Blue Bus that was used in the episode was driven by veteran bus driver Erskins Robinson, who picked up unsuspecting passengers along his route. The celebrity guests who appeared in the Jimmy Kimmel Live on a Bus episode were Paula Abdul, Flavor Flav, and musical guest Feist.

The DoorsEdit

A Blue Bus is referred to twice in The Doors's classic 1967 song "The End", when singer Jim Morrison says "The blue bus is calling us", and "Meet me at the back of the blue bus".

Raymond ChandlerEdit

In Raymond Chandler's novel Farewell, My Lovely, first published in 1940, he writes as protagonist Philip Marlowe, describing a scene in Bay City (Chandler's version of the City of Santa Monica):

"Outside the narrow street fumed, the sidewalks swarmed with fat stomachs. Across the street a bingo parlor was going full blast and beside it a couple of sailors with girls were coming out of a photographer's shop where they had probably been having their photos taken riding on camels. The voice of the hot dog merchant split the dusk like an axe. A big blue bus blared down the street to the little circle where the street car used to turn on a turntable. I walked that way."

Curb Your EnthusiasmEdit

In the episode ”Namaste" (season 9, episode 7), Larry David is forced to catch a bus, an activity he is not accustomed to. The eandevor ends with Larry being kicked off the bus. The bus station is the Montana/San-Vincente station in Brentwood which serves lines 14 and 18. [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.bigbluebus.com/Routes-And-Schedules
  2. ^ "APTA Public Transportation Ridership Report" (PDF). American Public Transportation Association. May 19, 2016. p. 14. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.laalmanac.com/transport/tr15.php
  4. ^ https://www.bigbluebus.com/About-BBB/Timeline/Historical-Info/Our-History.aspx
  5. ^ http://www.culvercityhistoricalsociety.org/about/culver-city-timeline/
  6. ^ http://www.laalmanac.com/transport/tr15.php
  7. ^ https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/muni/muni-history
  8. ^ Big Blue Bus to Increase Fares as of August 29th
  9. ^ a b Pool, Bob (1999-12-01). "Bus Line's One-Liners to Stop". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  10. ^ "Injured victims of Santa Monica shooting". Cbsnews.com. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  11. ^ "City of Santa Monica: July 7th, 2013 Shooting Incident After-Action Report"
  12. ^ "Routes & Schedules". Big Blue Bus. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  13. ^ "BruinGo! Transit". UCLA Transportation. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  14. ^ https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xaf1/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/11881800_104072526613734_312362635_n.jpg
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ http://www.smgov.net/departments/council/agendas/2014/20140610/s2014061003-C.htm
  17. ^ https://www.bigbluebus.com/Newsroom/Press/American-Public-Transportation-Association-Awards-Big-Blue-Bus-for-Its-Sustainability-Program.aspx?type=Press
  18. ^ "transitsales.com". Archived from the original on 2012-12-14. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
  19. ^ transitsales.com
  20. ^ www.rapidtransit-press.com
  21. ^ www.rapidtransit-press.com
  22. ^ www.rapidtransit-press.com
  23. ^ "boise.craigslist.org". Archived from the original on 2019-02-10. Retrieved 2019-02-10.

Further readingEdit

Ayer, Bob. History of Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus. Santa Monica, CA: City of Santa Monica, 1992.

External linksEdit