The Culver City Transportation Department is responsible for the planning, delivery, and monitoring of mobility services with Culver CityBus fixed route being the foundation of the Department’s services. The City Department consists of three divisions: Transit Operations, City Fleet Services, and Transportation Administrative Services.


Transit Operations provides fixed-route, on-demand, and micromobility public services and community engagement with stakeholders. The Fleet Services Division maintains, repairs, and replaces all city-owned vehicles, bus stops, citywide fueling and transportation facilities, and equipment.


Administratively, the Department is responsible for transportation planning, mobility- service planning, safety and training, and fiscal management, including preparing the annual budget; collecting, recording, and reporting all revenue and expenses; and securing countywide, state, and federal transportation grants for the entire department.


Additionally, the Department provides staff for citywide committees and task forces; monitors and participates in the region’s transportation legislative issues, projects, and activities; participates in public transit industry activities; and coordinates the city’s Rideshare Program.

Important Telephone Numbers
For Lost and Found, Complaints or Commendations, call (310) 253-6500. For Automated 24-Hour Schedule Information, call (310) 253-6510. TDD for the Hearing Impaired, call (310) 253-6548.

Join our Team! We Are Hiring

Transportation Department is hiring a Senior Management Analyst under the Transportation and Mobility Planning Division.

Please see below for information related to this position.


The individual in this position will support the Transportation and Mobility Planning Manager and will be responsible for assigned transportation planning and transit planning projects/initiatives under the Transportation and Mobility Planning Division. The initiatives under the division include, but are not limited to, mobility service planning and implementation; comprehensive service analysis; performance measures; advanced quantitative and qualitative analyses; transportation infrastructure planning and implementation; Transportation Demand Management Program; micromobility program; transportation research; procurement management; environmental impact review documents; review of land use projects and developments and traffic studies; planning studies; contract and project management; coordination/collaboration with internal and external stakeholders; Geographic information System (GIS) mapping and analysis; service changes; mobility stop standard; competitive grant applications; National Transit Database Reporting; and review and monitoring of local, regional, and national transportation legislations, policies, projects, and issues. This position will also be responsible for supervising the associate analyst under the Transportation and Mobility Planning Division and will provide guidance to the management analysts, as necessary.


The ideal candidate will meet the minimum requirements as specified in the job bulletin here, PLUS the following:

  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in transportation planning, transit service planning, planning studies, comprehensive service analysis, environmental impact analysis, basic principles of traffic engineering, capital/infrastructure project implementation, project management, data collection, research and analysis, and advanced skills in statistical analysis and Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping and analysis is highly desirable.
  • Master’s degree in urban planning, transportation planning, public policy, or related areas is desirable
  • Proficient with Excel spreadsheet, word processing, and standard office software.

In addition to the above, the ideal candidate will be passionate about transportation planning and mobility; have the ability to work independently and assume responsibility for his/her project areas; work well in a team environment; possess excellent customer service, research, project management, and analytical skills; is comfortable accommodating shifting priorities as he/she coordinates multiple projects; can maintain a positive attitude and professional demeanor at all times; is able to achieve high quality professional works by the deadlines; can thrive in a fast-paced environment with a wide variety of responsibilities; have the ability to think comprehensively, strategically, and creatively; ability to effectively manage internal and external stakeholders to achieve project goals; and have strong written and oral communication skills and excellent attention to details; and is skilled in guiding and growing junior staff.

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Vision, Mission, and Core Values

Vision Rethinking Mobility Connecting Community Enhancing Quality Mission We plan, operate and maintain the movement of people through and from Culver City ...through our SERVICE ...with our PEOPLE our CULTURE Culver City Transportation Department Mobility Planning CityBus CityShare CityRide CityFleet.png

The core values are the foundation on which we create the environment conducive to solving the transportation challenges and meeting the community’s needs. The Core Values underlie our work and how we interact with each other through specific behaviors, including safety, communication, kindness & respect, professionalism, and teamwork.

The transportation team takes pride in the new branding for all mobility services within Culver City, and with this new branding in place, Culver City is prepared to face the future of mobility.

Transportation Department Contacts

Subject Area Contact Name Phone Number E-Mail Address
All Culver City Transportation Issues

Diana Chang,
Chief Transportation Officer

(310) 253-6545

All Culver City Transportation Issues

Deputy Chief Transportation Officer

(310) 253-6593

Transit Operations

Ali Showkatian,
Transit Operations Manager

(310) 253-6535

Equipment Maintenance & Fleet Services

Allison Cohen,
Fleet Services Manager

(310) 253-6543

Transportation and Mobility Planning

Transportation and Mobility Planning Manager

(310) 253-6500

Transit Finance/Grants

Nick Szamet,
Manager of Administration

(310) 253-6523

Community Engagement & Marketing

Dia Turner,
Management Analyst

(310) 253-6540

Department Description

The Transportation Department provides public transit service on seven regular routes and a bus rapid transit (BRT) route throughout Culver City and West Los Angeles. The Department is responsible for overseeing Culver City’s participation in regional transportation projects, transportation planning services, implementing the City’s Transportation Demand Management Ordinance, securing adequate local, state, and federal transportation revenues, providing staff for citywide committees and task forces, monitoring and participating in the region’s transportation legislation, issues, projects and programs, participating in public transit industry activities, coordinating the City’s Rideshare Program, operating the City’s Paratransit Program, and administering City’s Taxi Coupon Program. The Department also administers the City’s Asset Replacement Fund; the Equipment Maintenance Division, which maintains over 500 pieces of equipment including, Police, Fire, Sanitation, Public Works, Parks, and Transit vehicles; and all mandated air quality, environmental compliance and congestion management programs. 


City Site Electrification
City Vehicle Electrification
Transportation Site Electrification

Learn about Culver City's Battery Electric Bus Transportation Facility Electrification Transition Plan

Culver CityBus

Culver CityBus is the second oldest municipally owned bus line in California. Following a dispute with Pacific Electric Railway, the City of Culver City, led by then-Mayor Reve Houck, applied to the State Railroad Commission for permission to provide service from Culver City to Venice Beach. Service began on March 3, 1928.

The Culver CityBus fleet is comprised of 54 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses. Culver CityBus operates seven regular routes and one BRT route, serving approximately 5 million passengers annually with a 33 square mile service area, which includes the Westside communities of Venice, Westchester, Westwood, West Los Angeles, Palms, Marina Del Rey, Rancho Park, Mar Vista, Century City, Playa Vista and Culver City.

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Transportation Department Facts and Statistics

  • Implemented the bus rapid transit service (rapid 6) along Sepulveda Blvd. January 2010
  • In 2018 the Culver City Fleet was recognized as a North American Elite Fleet by Government Fleet Magazine (Fourth Consecutive recognition)
  • Named as the Number #1 Best Fleet in North America out of 38,000 municipal fleets in the nationally recognized 100 Best Fleets certification program (2009 and 2013)
  • Culver CityBus was the first transit agency in Los Angeles County to fully convert its entire fleet to alternative fuels utilizing compressed natural gas (CNG) technology.
  • With a peak fleet of 44 buses, Culver CityBus carried almost 5 million passengers in FY18.
  • The Culver CityBus base fare is $1; disabled and senior passengers can ride for $0.35 interagency transfers are $0.40. Culver CityBus also accepts the MTA EZ transit pass, which allows passholders to ride any transit agency in Los Angeles County; the TAP card, a stored value smart card; the Universal College Student Transit Pass (“UPASS”), and participates in the LIFE (Low-Income Fare is Easy) reduce fare program.
  • In 2018, Culver CityBus celebrated 90 years of continuous service to the community


Department Head

Diana Chang