Transit

The City operates a fixed route with Call-A-Ride service and a fixed route Trolley service for Morro Bay residents and visitors:
  • Morro Bay Fixed Route - Year-round general public fixed route transit service within City limits
  • Morro Bay Call-A-Ride - Year-round advanced scheduled curb to curb service within 3/4 of a mile of the fixed route
  • Morro Bay Trolley - Seasonal general public fixed route trolley service operating in the Downtown and waterfront areas.

City Park Transit Hub Improvements Project


The City's Transit Hub project at City Park kicked off in September 2021. This project will involve various improvements to the City Park transit stop that is used by Morro Bay Transit and SLO Regional Transit Authority, including such items as:
  • Replacement of the shelter that was constructed in the early 1980's
  • ADA upgrades to sidewalks and curb ramps
  • Lighting
  • Bicycle rack
  • Solid waste containers decorated by local artists
  • Digital route map and scheduling
The City's consultant, Cannon, presented an brief overview of project improvements at the 10/20/21 joint meeting of the Public Works Advisory Board and Recreation & Parks Commission and received input on some of the design elements relating to shelter, lighting, and fencing options.
For questions about the project, please contact Public Works Management Analyst, Janeen Burlingame, via email.

RIDER ALERT - 6/16/21


Morro Bay Transit will experience route delays due to the Water Reclamation Facility pipeline project emergency road closure along a section of Quintana Road. The road closure is expected to last for two weeks.

RIDER ALERT - 6/15/21


Effective July 1, 2021, Morro Bay Transit will return to pre-COVID full fare pricing and collection. Face masks are still required at this time per Federal regulations.

RIDER ALERT - 2/2/21 (updated 8/20/21)


On January 31, 2021, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued a Security Directive to implement the President's Executive Order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and support the enforcement of the CDC mask order.  

On April 30, 2021, the TSA announced it is extending the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems through September 13, 2021.

On August 20, 2021, the TSA announced it is extending the face mask requirement through January 18, 2022.

RIDER ALERT - 1/29/21

On January 21, 2021, President Biden issued and Executive Order promoting measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and requiring masks be worn in airports, on commercial aircraft, and in various modes of surface transportation (which includes public transit).

On January 29, 2021, the CDC issued an order to wear face masks while on public transportation and at bus stops.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the CDC’s new order makes mask wearing mandatory for all who use public transit. If you cannot or will not wear a mask, you are not able to use Morro Bay Transit services.

  • The order permits face masks only. No bandanas, scarves, face-shields without a mask or a t-shirt pulled over the face.
  • The mask must cover the nose and mouth.
  • Masks with one-way valves do not comply with the order.
  • Gaiters need to be two layers of fabric.
  • This mandate does not apply to certain categories of persons identified on pages 4-5 of the CDC order.

Morro Bay Transit continues to stay up-to-date regarding the COVID-19 virus. As information becomes available, we are prepared to meet the changing recommendations available in our operations and business during this pandemic.

The safety, health and well-being of our Morro Bay Transit employees, customers and the community is a top priority for us and we are implementing a number of proactive measures in response to COVID-19. Morro Bay Transit is following the recommendations of the SLO County Public Health Agency as our guide for setting policies.

Morro Bay Transit urges riders to only ride public transit for essential travel and refrain from using public transit if they have symptoms of COVID-19. Notices have been put up on buses reminding riders to practice social distancing, and to protect our drivers, please stay home if you show signs of COVID-19 symptoms.

RIDER ALERT - 6/18/20

Effective 6/18/20, the State of California requires the use of face coverings when waiting for or riding public transportation.

Rider Alert - State of California Mask Order Information

RIDER ALERT - 4/15/20


To continue supporting the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance regarding social distancing to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Morro Bay Transit will begin limiting the number of passengers in the vehicle at one time.

Effective April 15, 2020, Morro Bay Transit will limit the number of passengers in the vehicle to no more than 4 riders at one time. This will allow the bus operator and passengers to continue practicing proper social distancing while providing lifeline transport services for those in need.

Rider Alert - Limiting Number of Riders on Bus

RIDER ALERT - 3/23/2020


Social Distancing


Keep your distance. Slow the spread. Protect yourself and others from virus spread by keeping a 6 foot distance from other people. Thank you for doing your part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing to put space between yourself and others, as well as continuing to practice healthy habits like washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and staying home if you are sick.

Rider Alert - Social Distancing

RIDER ALERT - 3/22/2020


Morro Bay Transit Will Provide Free Bus Service Effective March 23, 2020


Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, Morro Bay Transit will provide free bus service during the time the Executive Order to Shelter at Home is in effect.  The City’s hope is to provide lifeline transport services for those in need that may have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and also minimize contact between bus operators and riders at the farebox area when entering the vehicle.

Morro Bay Transit is following the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) best practices and recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by advising employees and riders to:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and services such as cell phones, keyboards, door handles, etc.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of tissue in the trash.
  • Please stay home when you are feeling sick.

We have increased the frequency of cleaning the interior of our vehicles and riders are advised to take personal responsibility and not use public transit if they are feeling ill or have been in close proximity to someone else with symptoms and signs of illness.

While we are currently operating our normal schedule, transit services will be monitored and adjusted as necessary to continue providing basic lifeline services for the public and allow for services that will help promote social distancing and other individual risk minimization recommendations.

PRESS RELEASE - Morro Bay Transit Will Provide Free Bus Service Effective 3/23/20
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