Those who hopped aboard a Big Blue Bus on Monday may have noticed something a little different. That’s because the public transportation company made some minor tweaks to its lines as part of a seasonal service change, officials said.
Here are those changes, which are intended to improve service:
• Routes 1, 8, 11 and 12
Bus stop removal: Stop on southbound Westwood Boulevard at Massachusetts Avenue will no longer be in service. Instead, board one block north on Westwood Boulevard at Ohio Avenue.
• Route 2
Trip cancellation: Santa Monica High School trip departing at 3:23 p.m. from Fourth Street at Civic Center Way will no longer operate. Trips leaving that stop at 3:14 p.m. or 3:29 p.m. will still be available.
• Routes 2 and 3
Minor route change: Buses departing from Westwood heading toward Downtown Santa Monica will now turn right on Lindbrook Drive, left on Gayley Avenue and right onto Wilshire Boulevard to avoid the congested Westwood and Wilshire intersection. This change has no impact on stops served.
• Route 7
Bus stop move: The Local 7 stop on westbound Pico Boulevard at Stewart Street (in front of the 99¢ Store) will be moved to join the Rapid 7 stop just west of Stewart.
• Routes 8, 12 and Rapid 12
Bus stop removal: Stop on northbound Westwood Boulevard at Santa Monica Boulevard (in front of car wash) will no longer be in service. Instead, board directly north across the intersection.
• Route 9
Minor route and schedule changes in Pacific Palisades (note: this change will occur later in February, check back for more details).
• Route 14
Minor route change: Buses departing from Paul Revere Middle School will now turn from San Vicente Boulevard onto southbound Bundy Drive. Buses will not continue east of Bundy to the previous stop on San Vicente at Gorham Avenue. Riders will be able to disembark on Bundy at Montana Avenue and walk two blocks east to their destination.
• Rapid 20
New bus stop: Will now serve eastbound stop on National Boulevard at Venice Boulevard (in front of Palms Self Storage) to better serve the Expo Line.
For more information, call (310) 451-5444