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Sustainable Transportation at SMC


Transportation Mission Statement

The mission of the SMC Transportation Department is to transport students safely and efficiently within the campus community arriving at their destination on time as scheduled. SMC will use fuels such as CNG (compressed natural gas) in the safe transportation of students to have the least impact on the air quality and environment of this city and its surrounding neighborhoods.

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    ​Getting here has never 
    been so easy!                                                           ​
    It’s new. It’s better. It’s now.

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Important update: The Big Blue Bus Swipe
and Ride Program- Big Blue Bus now requires
that you “swipe” your student ID card in order to ride the BBB Any Time, Any Line. You are responsible to activate your card!
è If you’re new this Fall, your card should be ready to use!
 è If you’re returning and have a card that has a magnetic strip you must activate your card at the Bursar’s office or half a dozen other stations.  YOU WILL NEED YOUR STUDENT / STAFF ID NUMBER! 
Visit for more information.
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Big Blue Bus
Thanks to SMC and the Associated Students, SMC students can ride the Big Blue Bus…Any line, Any time! Simply pay your fees, swipe your card, ride the bus and save money, time and the planet! Visit the BBB website for more info.
Want to split the cost, spare the air, utilize the HOV lane, and share your ride? Then carpooling is for you!

Participation is quick and easy! Just log in at​, simply sign up and enter your commute and ride preferences. You’ll be matched with other people with the same commute.

                                       Vanpool Information: Click here to find more information and local vanpools  

SMC proudly offers state of the art bike parking, with over 400 bike and skateboard racks, a DIY fix it stand, and a wter hydration station. The SMC Bike Park is located on Pearl street across for the police station. Make the most of the Santa Monica climate; save time, money, and stay healthy by riding your bike to SMC. It’s important to properly lock your bike. Bikes that are improperly locked will be impounded. Members of the Associated Students, are   eligible to receive free “stand time” and bike maintenance support through our  Bikerowave.
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SMC Shuttles
SMC provides a shuttle service that runs from the Bundy campus and the Performing Arts Center. This shuttle is free and runs frequently. Students are encouraged to park at one of SMC’s many satellite or shuttle lots to avoid the traffic congestion around main campus.

If you plan to drive to campus, you should allow extra time for traffic and parking, which are particularly difficult during the first two weeks of school.  To park on any of the SMC campuses you must have a current parking decal. Parking decals for SMC's Bundy, Airport and Performing Arts Campuses are FREE. Parking decals  may be requested through Corsair Connect or picked up in person at the Bursar's office. 



The Transportation Task Force meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 3pm. Meetings were located in the Student Affairs Conference room, near the Financial Aid office.
SMC RECENTLY LAUNCHED A DRAFT OF ITS NEW SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION PLAN. CHECK OUT THE DRAFT HERE: Sustainabile Transportation Planning Matrix 4-20-12.pdfSustainable Transportation Planning Matrix


                                                                      Printable Maps​


If the maps on our Transportation web pages are not accessible to you please contact
Manuel Islas by telephone at 310-434-3554 or email at


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