Spirit Bus


Monterey Park Spirit Bus resumed services on July 1, 2022 with a modified schedule

Service update: On July 1, 2022, Spirit Bus routes 1 through 4 resumed services Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be no bus service for any routes on Saturday or Sunday. Route 5 will remain suspended. 

An updated bus schedule can be found here and is also available at City Hall. The City will continue to work with its transit provider First Transit, which operates the Spirit Bus service, to resume normal service levels as soon as possible. Visit this page for future updates to Spirit bus service hours or routes

Spirit Bus Schedule and Map (Effective July 2022) PDF

Spirit Bus Evaluation

The City is currently conducting a study to evaluate its Spirit Bus system. The study will look at ridership, routes, and other factors to assess the efficiency of the system. As part of this study, the City is conducting a community survey and holding community engagement meetings to understand the community's mobility needs. 

The public is encouraged to participate in its community survey to provide input on current transit issues and areas of improvement. The survey is available in: 

Students are encouraged to complete the student survey to provide input on their mobility needs. 

The City will also be hosting community engagement opportunities to hear from community members. The City encourages the entire community to attend:

  • October 13, 2022 at 6:30 pm (Virtual Meeting)
  • October 17, 2022 at 12:00 pm @ Langley Senior Center
  • October 20, 2022 at 4:00 - 7:00 pm @ Monster Mash Community Event

Spirit Bus Community Engagements (Flyer)

If you have any questions regarding the study or Spirit Bus service, please contact Public Works Department at 626-307-1320.


City Council recently approved the purchase of Passio Technologies APC System which will include a Customer Facing App for real-time status of Spirit Bus routes. Riders will be able to view the buses' expected arrival times, plan for trips, and check out specific routes. This system is expected to be in place by Fall 2022. 

Trip Planner

e.g. Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library

e.g. 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Trip planning is provided using Google Maps.

              Spirit Bus 087Spirit Bus 086

Hours of Operation

Routes 1, 2, 3, & 4
Monday through  Friday6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday No Service

Route 5
Monday through FridayTemporarily Suspended
Saturday & SundayNo Service

Link CSULA Metrolink to Corporate Center
Monday through  Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. 
View the schedule and fares (PDF)  
Temporarily Suspended

Holiday Hours

8:30 a.m.-4:10 p.m.No Service
Memorial DayThanksgiving Day
July 4thChristmas Day
Labor DayNew Year’s Day


RouteFareSpirit TransferOther Media Accepted
Routes 1, 2, 3, and 425 centsFree (one per boarding)TAP, EZ pass, Metro 30-day pass, Access Services ID

Reasonable Modification

The City may allow the reasonable modification of our policies to accommodate the special needs of persons with disabilities in order to allow them to fully utilize our services. Whenever possible a request for a reasonable modification or accommodation shall be filed in advance to the Department of Public Works by emailing the Public Works Department, by telephone at 626-307-1320, or by mail at 320 W. Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA, 91754.

For questions on this policy, please see the ADA Public Notice (PDF).

To make a request, please use the Reasonable Modification/Accommodation Request Form (PDF).

Comments or Concerns

We would like to hear from you about your experience with the City’s bus service. Please contact Department of Public Works at 626-307-1320 if you have any comments or concerns about the Spirit Bus.