As August draws to a close, so does another season of the Summer Beach Bus service that transports foothill residents to Santa Monica Beach, and then back home, for just $3.
The drive, traffic congestion and the high price of gasoline can keep a day at Santa Monica from being, well, a day at the beach. But with a round-trip ticket on the Summer Beach Bus costing $3 — just $1.50 for riders age 60 and up and the disabled — residents have been taking advantage of the service since 1994.
The Beach Bus is operated by Transit Services and runs Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The bus kicked off its summer beach season June 21 and will continue to ferry beach-goers to Santa Monica on its regular days through Sept. 3 and will make one specially-scheduled trip on Labor Day.