Officials with the City of Santa Clarita announced Tuesday, that their summer beach bus is expected to return next month bringing residents to Santa Monica.
Beginning July 3, residents can once again board Santa Clarita Transit’s Summer Beach Bus to travel to Santa Monica on Saturdays and Sundays, according to City officials.
“Santa Clarita Transit is excited to bring back the popular service, which allows residents to ride to the beach with ease on one of the City’s comfortable, air-conditioned commuter express buses,” City officials said.
The Summer Beach Bus runs Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, Sept. 5, according to officials.
Summer Beach Bus fares are $3.00 each way for children and adults and $1.50 each way for Senior Citizens and persons with disabilities, according to officials.
“Riders may pay using the simple Token Transit mobile app by using the stored value on their TAP card or in exact cash; monthly passes will not be accepted,” Santa Clarita officials said.
Buses are scheduled to depart at approximately 8:40 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m., ensuring a full day of beach activities without the stress of freeway driving and finding parking.
Two bus routes are set to depart each Saturday and Sunday from various stops in Santa Clarita and take residents to the Santa Monica Pier.
Shuttle departure stops include Canyon Country Park, Soledad Canyon Road and Solamint Drive, Soledad Canyon Road and Shangri-La Drive, Via Princessa Metrolink Station, McBean Regional Transit Center, Railroad Avenue and 15th Street, Newhall Metrolink Station, Newhall Avenue and Valle Del Oro and Newhall Avenue and Sierra Highway.
“While the State has lifted many of its mandates relating to mask-wearing and social distancing, Federal mandates still require that passengers on board any form of public transportation wear a mask,” officials said.
Travelers may bring their beach chairs, coolers and surfboards.
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