On January 3, 2022, Pasadena Transit will implement a service change, including resuming the Route 60, which was temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Frequencies beginning January 3 will be:
- Route 31/32 weekday: One additional Route 32 westbound trip departing SMV Station at 3:56 p.m.
- Route 60: Resuming service with a limited schedule between 7:21 a.m. – 8:39 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 3:48 p.m., Monday – Friday.
This schedule change also includes the launch of the Route H demonstration project that will connect the public via transit to The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens (The Huntington). Route H will operate Saturdays and Sundays between 9:00 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. beginning January 8, 2022 and operate through June 26, 2022. Route H will operate from the Metro L (Gold) Line Sierra Madre Villa Station in East Pasadena to The Huntington and serve six bus stops. Bus stops for Route H will be located at either end at Sierra Madre Villa Station and The Huntington, as well as at the intersections of Foothill Blvd. and San Gabriel Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. and Sierra Madre Blvd. The route will operate every 20 minutes and the ride will be approximately 15 minutes long, end to end in one direction. This service will be open to the public regardless of origin and destination and will be free to ride.
Fare charging resumed on Pasadena Transit and Dial-A-Ride on April 12, 2021. Measures put in place to protect riders and bus operators due to COVID-19 include:
- Disinfecting high touch surfaces on buses daily
- Enhanced nightly disinfecting of every bus surface from floor to ceiling
- Providing single use masks on buses for riders
- Hand sanitizing dispensers on every bus
Face coverings are still required while on board a Pasadena Transit vehicle.