Welcome to the City of Monterey Park's Transportation Services Website. Public transportation services that are available to the community of Monterey Park include a local fixed-route circulator, the Spirit Bus, and regional bus service that is provided by two operators: Los Angeles County Metro Bus and Montebello Bus Lines. Also available to the community are Metrolink commuter trains, local Dial-A-Ride service for seniors and disabled persons, and regional transit service for disabled persons that is provided by Access Services, Inc.
Monterey Park’s Spirit Bus Transportation Service Is Temporarily Suspended Through October 31, 2021
The City of Monterey Park has been closely monitoring the use of the Spirit Bus fixed route transportation service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent reports indicate an 83% decrease in ridership due to school closures and a majority of residents staying at home. The City has recently completed a community survey with close to 600 respondents and is currently looking into the comments and ways in improving our community transit system.
Metro NextGen Bus Plan
In 2018, Metro began the process of re-imagining our bus system to better meet the needs of current and future riders through the NextGen Bus Study. After all, the Metro bus network carries 70% of all transit riders in the county and has not had a major overhaul in 25 years. Since that time, our county has evolved dramatically, with over a million residents added and the transformation of many local communities with new travel patterns. Today, LA County has 105 miles of rail service and service will continue to grow steadily over the next 25 years.
Website and information:
Attend meeting and ways to provide public comment:
Access to proposed route changes:
The City of Monterey Park operates a fixed-route service within the City. Visit the Spirit Bus webpage for hours of operation, fares, and schedule and map. Note that Spirit Bus service is temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We would like to hear from you about your experience with the bus service! Please contact Department of Public Works at 626-307-1320 if you have any comments or concerns about the Spirit Bus service. For general Spirit Bus information, please call dispatcher at 626-307-7842.
Regional Transportation Services
Metro Bus Lines
The Metro bus and rail rider's information can be viewed online. The Metro Bus operates six lines in the city of Monterey Park:
- 68 (Montebello/Downtown LA via Cesar Chavez/Riggin Av.)
- 70 (Downtown LA/El Monte via Garvey Av.)
- 258 (Alhambra/Paramount via Monterey Pass Road)
- 260 (Pasadena/Artesia Blue Line Station, via Atlantic Bl.)
- 762 (Rapid Bus Pasadena/Artesia via Atlantic Bl.)
- 770 (Rapid Bus Downtown LA/El Monte via Cesar Chavez, Atlantic Bl., Garvey Av.)
Montebello Bus Lines
The Montebello Bus Lines operate Line 30 that travels along Garfield Avenue from Montebello to Pasadena / South Pasadena / San Marino. Its Line 70 that was reinstated in 2018 now travels along Potrero Grande / Market Place from the Shops at Montebello to Montebello Plaza. Visit Montebello Bus Lines for the up-to-date Montebello Bus Lines schedules.
Commuter Train Service
The rail service is provided by Metrolink. The nearest station is located off of Campus Drive at the California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), adjacent to the Busway Station. The Metrolink train system will get you as far north as Moorpark, Santa Clarita, Palmdale, as far south as Oceanside, and as far east as San Bernardino and Riverside. View Metrolink information online. The City operates a shuttle service from Corporate Center to the CSULA Metrolink station. Access the schedule (PDF) or contact the Department of Public Works at 626-307-1320 for more information.
Monterey Park Senior citizens are eligible for free door to door transportation within the City. The Dial-A-Ride program is managed by the Department of Recreation and Community Services. For more information, please visit Department of Recreation and Community Services' Transportation Services webpage.
Paratransit service, through Dial-A-Ride and Access Services (door-to-door services), is available to senior citizens and disabled persons. Through the Langley Senior Citizen Center, the City operates a local paratransit service (within the city jurisdiction) for residents who are 55 years or older and/or disabled. To arrange for this service, contact the Langley Senior Citizen Center at 626-307-1396. Disabled persons may also be eligible for regional paratransit service through Access Services, Inc.
Senior citizens of Monterey Park can be eligible for free taxi coupons that can be used as payment for taxi transportation. Each senior citizen is allowed two coupons per month. One coupon will cover the cost of a ride that is $11. The Langley Senior Citizen Center distributes the coupons on the first Monday of each month. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Persons must qualify based on income. Please contact the Langley Senior Citizen Center at 626-307-1223 or visit Department of Recreation and Community Services' Transportation Services webpage for more information.