Transportation SERVICES Division

"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.

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Trolley Station relocation

The City of El Monte Trolley Station was relocated to 3679 Center Avenue. 

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Senior Transportation

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 626-580-2217 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 626-580-2217, 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


Monday through Friday

7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

Saturday through Sunday

8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.

Dial-A-Ride Out-of-Town Service


(24-hour reservation required for out-of-town service).

Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Youth Transportation

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

Bus Pass Sales

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

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (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, EZPass, and Foothill's 31-Day monthly passes are available throughout the month. Transit Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 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.


The City of El Monte now offers Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations for public usage. You can find a City-owned EV Charging Station at the following public parking lots: City Hall, downtown (i.e., Valley Mall parking lot) and Metrolink Station. You must download and create an account on the ChargePoint App in order to charge your EV at the stated locations. There is a $0.30 cent fee per kWh when charging at one of three locations. For more information, please click on the link below:

City of El Monte EV Charging Station