Monrovia Transit turns 30!
This year marks Monrovia Transit’s 30th Anniversary. Monrovia Transit began in 1983 as a way to help seniors and disabled get around town. Later the service expanded to include the general public as a way to improve the City’s public transportation offerings. Since the City does not have control over the Metro and Foothill Transit bus lines, it filled in the gaps by opening up Monrovia Transit to the general public.
Often referred to as “dial-a-ride,” Monrovia Transit is a curb-to-curb service that does not follow fixed routes or schedules. Operating very much like an airport shuttle, you’ll share a ride with multiple passengers and the vehicle may make a few stops before your final location. In other words, you tell us where to go and we’ll get you there – of course as long as it’s within our service area.
Our service area includes the City of Monrovia, Bradbury, unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County adjacent to Monrovia, and Target in Duarte (a designated transfer point to Duarte Transit). With 24-hour notice, we’ll also take passengers to medical appointments at physician’s offices within three miles of City Limits, as well as the City of Hope.
We’re averaging about 50,000 rides a year right now. Or, more than 4,000 trips a month, depending how you’d like to break down the numbers.
Monrovia Transit is primarily funded by the City’s Proposition A Local Return, which is ½ cent sales tax approved by Los Angeles County voters in 1980.
Although our costs grow each year (due to personnel, fuel, and other expenses), our fare has not changed in some time. A one-way trip for our general public passenger is $1.00. Seniors and disabled pay only $0.75.
there isn’t a formal sign up process to use Monrovia Transit. Passengers just need to call (626) 358-3538 to schedule a ride, which they can do 24-hours a day. Monrovia Transit is open seven days a week, with the exception of a few holidays. Monday through Friday the hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday the hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m