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
Short Range Mobility Plan
Vision, Mission, and Core Values
TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT
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
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.
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.
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
Projects or Programs of Major Significance