Transportation

The Culver City Transportation Department has committed to taking a holistic approach to managing mobility. Expanding upon the traditional conception of what transit and mobility encompass. The department oversees a list of projects that includes (but isn’t limited to) a host of micro mobility options such as Scooter Share & Bike Share, as well as  the implementation of Bus/Bike only lanes.

In 2020 development of vision and mission statements to guide the department were completed.

Mission

We plan, operate and maintain the movement of people to, through and from Culver City

…through our SERVICE ….with our PEOPLE … in our Culture.

Core Values were also establishd. 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

Rolando Cruz,
Chief Transportation Officer

(310) 253-6545

rolando.cruz@culvercity.org

Transit Operations

Samantha Blackshire,
Transit Operations Manager

(310) 253-6535

samantha.blackshire@culvercity.org

Equipment Maintenance & Fleet Services

Allison Cohen,
Fleet Services Manager

(310) 253-6543

allison.cohen@culvercity.org

Transportation Planning

Diana Chang,
Transportation Planning Manager

(310) 253-6566

diana.chang@culvercity.org

Transit Finance/Grants

Jane Leonard,
Senior Management Analyst

(310) 253-6523

jane.leonard@culvercity.org

Community Engagement & Marketing

Dia Turner,
Management Analyst

(310) 253-6540

dia.turner@culvercity.org

 
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. 

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.

Culver CityBus

Transit Service: 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

 

Department Head

Rolando Cruz