Transportation SERVICES Division
Driven to Excellence
We are committed to providing quality transportation services as we continue to respond to the changing needs of the community and passengers.
Bike month (May 2023)
The City of El Monte is proud to support the National Bike Month during the month of May and Bike to Work Week on May 15 - 21, 2023.
If bicycling is only one leg of your commute, the City of El Monte Transportation Services buses are equipped with front-loading bicycle racks; additionally, bike racks are available at transit facilities to accommodate cyclists. On Thursday, May 18, 2023, cyclists who mix riding with transit and have their bike or safety helmet will ride FREE on the City's Commuter Shuttles and local Fixed Route Transit "Trolley" buses. For more information, call the City of El Monte's Transportation Services Division at (626) 580-2217 Monday - Thursday from 6:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2023 Bike to Work Week Flyer
The City of El Monte Trolley Station is located at 3679 Center Avenue. The Trolley Station Office is open Monday - Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (626) 448-4909 for more information on El Monte's Fixed-Route and Commuter Shuttle services routes and bus sales.
Transportation Service for participants of the Community and Senior Services Division Nutrition Program is Monday through Friday at the Jack Crippen Multipurpose Senior Center.
Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Transportation for Bingo and other special Community and Senior Services Division events are also available.
For reservations, please call 626-580-2217 Monday through Thursday between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The City of El Monte offers a Dial-A-Ride service for seniors (55 years and older) and disabled residents (any age) of El Monte.
This transportation program is a "shared ride" service. The Dial-A-Ride Program operates within the city limits of El Monte only, with the exception for medical or governmental appointments (within a five-mile radius).
Interested in Dial-A-Ride?
To apply for a Dial-A-Ride card, please call the Transportation Office at 626-580-2217, Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The City of El Monte’s Dial-A-Ride Program is designed to assist our senior and disabled residents with their transportation needs.
Dial-A-Ride In-town Service
All reservations must be made at least 24-hours before the requested time during business hours. Dial-A-Ride in-town transportation service fee is $0.50 each way. No Dial-A-Ride in-town service is provided on Saturday.
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; with the last scheduled pick-up at 4:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; with the last scheduled pick-up at 1:30 p.m.
Dial-A-Ride Out-of-Town Service
All reservations must be made at least 24-hours before the requested time during business hours. Dial-A-Ride out-of-town service fee is $1.00 each way. No Dial-A-Ride out-of-town service is provided Saturday and Sunday.
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; with the last scheduled pick-up at 4:30 p.m.
Transportation is provided for the City of El Monte's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Programs throughout the year.
Bus Pass Sales
The City of El Monte provides subsidized bus passes to its residents.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)'s monthly passes are available at a reduced rate for students (K-12), college, seniors and disabled El Monte Residents.
Foothill's 31-day passes are sold at a reduced fare for students (K-12), seniors and disable El Monte Residents.
EZPasses are sold at a reduced rate to senior and disabled El Monte Residents.
MTA, EZPass, and Foothill's 31-Day monthly passes are available throughout the month.
Bus passes can be purchased at the El Monte Trolley Station Office located at 3679 Center Avenue Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. In order to be eligible to purchase a senior, disabled, student or college MTA monthly bus pass you must be an El Monte resident and possess an identification card issued by MTA. Proof of El Monte residency is required.
Subsidized Bus Pass Program
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS IN THE CITY OF EL MONTE
The City of El Monte now offers Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations for public usage. You can find a City-owned EV Charging Station at the following public parking lots: City Hall, downtown (i.e., Valley Mall parking lot) and Metrolink Station. You must download and create an account on the ChargePoint App in order to charge your EV at the stated locations. There is a $0.30 cent fee per kWh when charging at one of three locations. For more information, please click on the link below:
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations