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Monday, July 28, 2014

Big Blue Bus: Cut back in UCLA service?

Trying to get on a bus that is "not in service"?
Last Wednesday at a public meeting, the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus - a major public transit route to UCLA - reviewed a series of proposed changes on its various routes.  There would be cutbacks to UCLA, notably the routes that run on Wilshire Blvd. and Montana Ave. would no longer reach the campus.  You can hear the meeting at the link below:


There were protests at the meeting about the cutbacks.  However, the cutbacks to UCLA are being justified by a need to increase north-south service in Santa Monica to connect with the Expo light rail (now under construction).  Budget constraints are said to require cutbacks in east-west service to pay for more north-south.

You can find a Daily Bruin article on this subject at:
http://dailybruin.com/2014/07/28/proposed-changes-to-big-blue-bus-routes-would-decrease-stops-at-ucla/

Of course, you never know what can happen on a Santa Monica bus:
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