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The City of Carson is set to re-establish the Carson Circuit fixed-route bus service with a few modifications starting Monday, January 3, 2022. The service will return as a staff-operated service, utilizing City-owned minibuses. A total of two new neighborhood-serving routes will run in conjunction with the Long Beach Transit (LBT), who currently provides fixed-route bus service in Carson down major surface streets in both directions, providing riders with direct connections to popular destinations and neighboring bus lines.

The two new routes were designed to help connect additional Carson residents to LBT bus lines, as well as Torrance Transit and Metro. These modifications were also supported by the City’s recently completed Comprehensive Operations Analysis, or route study. Carson Circuit will run on weekdays during peak morning and afternoon commute times.

Route A will connect riders between South Bay Pavilion, CSUDH, Stevenson Park and Anderson Park via Avalon Boulevard, Victoria Street, Central Avenue, University Drive, and Turmont Street. Route B would connect riders between South Bay Pavilion, City Hall, Carson Park, Carson High School and Veteran’s Park via Avalon Boulevard, 213th Street, and Main Street. Fares will remain the same as before - $1.00 regular fare, free fare for seniors (60+) and/or disabled, and $30.00 for unlimited monthly ride passes. Buses will run every 40 minutes during peak morning and afternoon commute times. Service for both routes will operate from 7:00 a.m. through 9:55 a.m., and again from 2:00 p.m. through 4:55 p.m. Please see map route on page two for more information.

“I am glad that the City Council has made a move to re-establish the Carson Circuit so that our residents have more options for public transportation in and around Carson as well as allow our residents to be connected to other neighboring bus lines and popular destinations. The Carson Circuit will alleviate peak morning and afternoon ridership on the bus lines to allow for social distancing in compliance with CDC protocols,” said Mayor of Carson Lula Davis-Holmes.

The City of Carson curtailed its bus service at the outbreak of the pandemic and suspended its fixed-route bus service by the end of March of 2020. The City’s Dial-A-Ride program was expanded to include all Carson residents as an exception to the program’s standard requirements for eligibility. The City also entered into an agreement with Lyft, Inc. to provide residents with on-demand City-subsidized Lyft rides.

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Carson, CA 90745
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