Pasadena Transit

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Pasadena Transit
Pasadena Transit Logo.jpg
ParentPasadena DOT
Headquarters221 E. Walnut St, Pasadena
Service areaPasadena, CA
Service typebus service
Annual ridership1,531,527 (2012)[1]
Fuel typeCNG
OperatorFirst Transit
WebsitePasadena Transit
System Map (as of December 2015)

Pasadena Transit, formerly known as Pasadena Area Rapid Transit System (ARTS), is a city-operated local bus service in Pasadena, California, United States. It was formed in 1994 coinciding with the kickoff of the World Cup at the Rose Bowl as a free service of the City of Pasadena.[2] In 2003, fares were introduced. In December 2015, the agency changed its name to Pasadena Transit.[3]

Fixed-route service[edit]

Pasadena Transit consists of 8 routes in the City of Pasadena. All routes connect with the Metro Gold Line. Effective July 1, 2018, service is operated seven days a week, with the exception of six major holidays, (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day). [4] TAP cards are accepted when transferring to another Pasadena Transit bus or to another Metro Bus or the Gold Line as well as Foothill Transit (Line 187).

Route overview[edit]

Route Direction Terminals via Days of Operation [a] Schedule Information
Westbound / Northbound Eastbound / Southbound
West / East Old Pasadena
Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard
Allen Station Green Street, Del Mar Boulevard, Allen Street, Colorado Boulevard Weekdays, Saturdays Schedule
Clockwise / Counter-clockwise Altadena [b]
Fair Oaks Avenue and Woodbury Road
Woodbury Road, Lake Avenue, California Boulevard, Fair Oaks Avenue Weekdays, Saturdays Schedule
West / East Altadena
Fair Oaks Avenue and Woodbury Road
Sierra Madre Villa Station Washington Boulevard, Altadena Drive Weekdays, Saturdays Schedule
32 Washington Boulevard, New York Avenue
West / East Old Pasadena
Raymond Street and Holly Street
Sierra Madre Villa Station Villa Street, Orange Grove Boulevard, Rosemead Boulevard Weekdays, Saturdays Schedule
North / South Art Center College of Design
North Campus
Fillmore Station Fair Oaks Avenue, Raymond Avenue, Seco Street, Linda Vista Street Weekdays Schedule
Rose Bowl Memorial Park Station Fair Oaks Avenue, Raymond Avenue, Seco Street Saturdays
North [c] Art Center College of Design / JPL [c] N/A Fair Oaks Avenue, Raymond Avenue, Seco Street, Oak Grove Drive Weekdays peak periods [d] Schedule
West / East Pasadena City College Hastings Ranch
Sierra Madre Boulevard and Michillinda Avenue
Del Mar Boulevard, San Gabriel Boulevard, Foothill Boulevard Weekdays peak periods Schedule


  1. ^ No service is provided on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
  2. ^ All counterclockwise buses will recover at Woodbury Road & Raymond Lane for several minutes before proceeding to Fair Oaks Avenue and Woodbury Road.
  3. ^ a b Route 52 runs north form Fillmore Station to Jet Propulsion Laboratory, then turn south to Art Center. The bus will stop at the Art Center terminal for 6 - 7 minutes, then continues as southbound Route 51 back to Fillmore Station.
  4. ^ Route 52 operates 1 am trip and 2 pm trips during weekdays.

Future Development[edit]

The Pasadena-Altadena Regional Trolley System is a recently proposed heritage streetcar system that would connect Altadena, Downtown, and Pasadena City College. No dates for this proposal have been set.[5]


  1. ^ Maps & Reports. Pasadena DOT Retrieved 22 February 2016. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ public transit in pasadena
  3. ^ Miller, Terry (December 1, 2015). "ARTS Bus in Pasadena Morphs into Pasadena Transit". Pasadena Independent. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  4. ^ City of Montebello - Bus Lines, City of Montebello, retrieved April 30, 2015
  5. ^ Thal Armathura. "Avenue to the Sky - Lake Avenue, Pasadena".

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