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Santa Monica Municipal Bus Lines

The Big Blue Bus has long been a lifeline in our community for decades. I rode the bus to Samohi as a student and it is the only form of transportation for many of our citizens. We have clean, great buses with professional, courteous, drivers...the best in the business. But, our bus service needs to adjust for the demands of our community.

I hear of buses traveling on Lincoln Blvd that are jammed and pass by our citizens waiting at stops, of teens whose parents drive them to Samohi because the Big Blue Bus no longer caters to the students of our community, and of seniors who can't get to the route stops because they are too far from their homes. There are too many poor examples offered by the Big Blue Bus. Among these are the new "bus stools" now being installed and bus routes that serve those in Cheviot Hills but not our residents and visitors.

The Big Blue Bus must serve Santa Monica citizens first and foremost. As the Expo light rail line makes it's way to Santa Monica feeder routes to the city's three new train stations are integral to the new rail lines success. We need to adjust routes, think outside the box, and provide innovative new ways for our citizens to reach their rail connections. Students in our schools must get priority again for bus service. Our buses must serve our residents first. 

I believe we should join other cities who provide free transportation through our shopping corridors for the citizens of Santa Monica. I believe the Big Blue Bus needs to serve the people of our city and serve it well.

Paid for by Committee to Elect Phil Brock For City Council - id#1392146 - 1328 Twelfth Street Santa Monica, Ca 90401
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