In support of the 2020 election, beginning Saturday October 31st, Pasadena Transit will add service and extend service hours on Routes 20, 31/32 and 40. Anticipating additional ridership and large voter turnout, these service changes are important to maintaining your health and safety and are intended to help facilitate social distancing while on Pasadena Transit vehicles. Pasadena Transit and Dial-A-Ride are currently free to ride. Details of the service are:
- Saturday October 31: Added frequency on Routes 20, 31/32 and 40 during regular service hours of 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Sunday November 1: Added frequency on Routes 20, 31/32 and 40 and extension of service until approximately 8 p.m.
- Monday November 2: Added frequency on Routes 20 and 31/32 during regular service hours of approximately 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Tuesday November 3: Added frequency on Routes 20 and 31/32 and extension of service until approximately 9:30 p.m. Service will also be extended on Route 40 until approximately 9:30 p.m.
The following routes serve the listed vote centers:
- Route 20: Robinson Park Recreation Center, Pasadena Convention Center, Blair High School, Trinity Lutheran Church, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Washington Middle School, Jackie Robinson Community Center (drop box)
- Route 31/32: Victory Park Community Center, Washington Park (drop box) and Hastings Branch Library (drop box)
- Route 40: Victory Park Community Center, Villa Park Community Center, Hastings Branch Community Center (drop box) and Pasadena City Hall (drop box)
- Route 10: Pasadena City College, Creveling Lounge, First United Methodist Church, Pasadena Convention Center, Grant Park (drop box) and Pasadena City Hall (drop box)
- Route 51: Rosemont Pavilion and Rose Bowl Stadium Lot I (drop box)
In response to COVID-19, Pasadena Transit and Pasadena Dial-A-Ride have implemented a number of other operational procedures and policies in order to provide the safest environment possible for customers and bus operators, including:
- Disinfecting high touch surfaces on buses frequently throughout the day;
- Enhanced nightly disinfecting of every bus surface from floor to ceiling;
- Blocked off select seating on buses to encourage social distancing;
- Allowing only rear door boarding while fares are suspended;
- Requiring facial coverings; and
- Limiting the number of passengers per bus.
Pasadena Transit operates several local bus routes within the City of Pasadena, as well as portions of the unincorporated community of Altadena, serving nearly 400 bus stops and six Metro L Line (Gold) stations. Route, fare, and schedule information is available at www.pasadenatransit.net or by calling (626) 744-7311.