PCHS and SANTA MONICA BIG BLUE BUS PARTNER TO CONNECT Pali High WITH EXPO LINE at 4th Street Station
Exciting News! PCHS and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus have partnered to offer Big Blue Bus service connecting Palisades Charter High School (PCHS) with the Expo Line light rail at 4th Street and Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica - Each school day beginning March 18th,2019 students can ride the new Line 9 – Pali High Express with the following schedule:
· Mornings: Depart 4th Street & Colorado Avenue at 7:13am, and arrive at Pali at ~7:37am
· Afternoons: Depart Sunset Blvd and El Medio Avenue at 2:17pm, and arrive at the Expo Line at ~2:49pm
Compared to the regular/local Line 9 route/stops the Line 9 – Pali High Express via PCH & Sunset will save ~20 minutes each way for students connecting at the Expo Line’s 4th & Colorado station.
Riding Big Blue Bus to School
Palisades Charter High School can be reached via Big Blue Bus Route 9, which connects to LA Metro’s Expo Line at the Downtown Santa Monica Station (located on 4th St. and Colorado Ave.) as well as many other Big Blue Bus and Metro bus routes in downtown Santa Monica.
Big Blue Bus and LA Metro Bus Route #602 shared bus stop locations near school include:
How to Ride Big Blue Bus
If you’re new to riding the bus, watch the 2-minute video!
Planning Your Trip on Big Blue Bus – App It!
With these trip planning apps, your mobile phone is set to provide real-time bus arrival information for bus and train. Get around town with easy step-by-step transit directions and bus arrival information. All this information is just a download away…
If you need more help, we encourage you to contact the transit operator you want to use by phone, in writing, or in person:
Paying Your Fare
Big Blue Bus ($19.00/30-Day) offers a Youth Pass (ages 5-18) providing unlimited rides (any line, any time) during a consecutive 30-day period.
Save money with a TAP card! Students can transfer from Big Blue Bus to LA Metro (or vice versa) for just $0.50! First, make sure you have a TAP Card loaded with Stored Value in order to transfer. Here’s how it works:
How to Get a Student TAP Card
To apply for the Student TAP card you'll need to fill out and submit a Student TAP Card Application and provide proof of enrollment with one of the following documents: