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Transportation Division

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to introduce newest buses

The Transportation Division is “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.



Senior Transportation
Youth Transportation
Bus Pass Sales
The El Monte Commuter Shuttles
El Monte Transit
Family Adventure Shuttle


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 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 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 hours:
Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
Saturday and Sunday 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. 

Dial-A-Ride Out-of-town service hours
: (24-hour reservation required for out-of-town service).

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



Transportation is provided for the City of El Monte’s Parks, Recreation & Community Services Programs throughout the year.


The City of El Monte provides subsidized bus passes to its residents.


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 and EZPass monthly passes are available the 25th of each month through the 10th of the following month. Foothill's 31-Day passes are sold throughout the month. Transit Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the El Monte Trolley Station located at 3650 Center Avenue.  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 I.D. card issued by MTA.  Proof of El Monte residency is required.


September 15th MTA Fares to Increase!

Click here for reduced fares on MTA and Foothill Bus Passes 

Spanish          Chinese         Vietnamese




El Monte Commuter Shuttle operates Monday through Friday during peak morning commute periods and at mid-day, providing connections between the El Monte Metrolink Station and the Flair Park Business District, the Civic Center and the El Monte Bus Station.  The same shuttles will return riders to the El Monte Metrolink Station during the peak afternoon and evening commutes. 

These shuttles are Metrolink “free transfers” eligible with a valid Metrolink ticket or pass. Non-Metrolink riders must pay .50 cents per ride.

El Monte shuttle buses are clean fuel Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses.

Commuter Shuttle Schedule effective October 3, 2016  (Spanish)

Commuter Shuttle Schedule effective April 4, 2016 (Spanish)





The City of El Monte operates its own in-town transit system.  Previously known  as "the El Monte Trolley Company”, El Monte Transit operates ultra-low floor transit buses on five fixed-routes that provide transportation for residents to most major shopping areas, recreation facilities and most schools within the city.

Fare is only .50 cents per ride. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 6:00 am to 7:15 pm and Saturday-Sunday 9:20 am to 6:35 pm

All buses leave from the El Monte Trolley Station located at 3650 Center Avenue approximately every 40 minutes. For information on routes, please call 580-2242.

Monday-Sunday Fixed-Route Transit Routes (Trolleys)

BLUE ROUTE MAP & SCHEDULE         Spanish    Chinese    Vietnamese
GREEN ROUTE MAP & SCHEDULE      Spanish    Chinese    Vietnamese

ORANGE ROUTE MAP & SCHEDULE    Spanish    Chinese    Vietnamese

RED ROUTE MAP & SCHEDULE           Spanish    Chinese    Vietnamese
YELLOW ROUTE MAP  & SCHEDULE    Spanish    Chinese    Vietnamese
New Changes to Schedule (Effective December 1, 2015)

Green Route Detour   - Rockin' Wednesday Concert - English  Spanish Chinese  Vietnamese

Orange Route Detour - Rockin' Wednesday Concert - English  Spanish Chinese  Vietnamese

Yellow Route Detour -   Rockin' Wednesday Concert - English  Spanish Chinese  Vietnamese



Sit back, relax and begin your “Family Adventure.”  El Monte’s NEW “Family Adventure Shuttle” is designed to provide families the opportunity to share adventures together, creating lasting memories.  Each month the Family Adventure Shuttle will leave from El Monte’s Trolley Station located at 3650 Center Avenue. “Family Adventure” dates and times will vary each month depending on excursion.



General Information

3990 Arden Drive
El Monte, CA 91731
(626) 580-2217
(626) 580-2238
Hours:  6:00 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.
  Monday through Thursday

Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays

Address: 3650 Center Ave.
El Monte CA 91731
Phone: (626) 580-2242

Transit Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
3501 Santa Anita Ave., El Monte CA 91731
10925 Railroad Street, El Monte CA 91731

El Monte Transit Services Title VI


Public Notice

Complaint Procedures

Complaint Form

Notificación al Público Sobre los Derechos en Virtud del Título VI

Procedimientos de Quejas del Título VI

Formulario de Queja del Título VI de Servicios de Transportación de la Ciudad de El Monte


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Thông Báo đến Công Chúng về Quyền theo Tiêu Đề VI

Thủ Tục Khiếu Nại Dịch Vụ Vận Chuyển Tiêu Đề VI

Mẫu Khiếu Nại Tiêu Đề VI Dịch Vụ Vận Chuyển Thành Phố El Monte


Transit/Paratransit reasonable modification and accommodation

Notice of Reasonable Modication and Accomodation requirements

Request for reasonable accomodation form



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