The South Pasadena Transportation Division is within the Management Services Department, which reports directly to the City Manager. The Transportation Division focuses on regional and local policy issues related to improving mobility choices while reinforcing a small-town quality of life in South Pasadena that is connected to the larger Los Angeles region.


The Division has historically focused on stopping the northern extension of the State Route 710. The department also prepares local policy documents such as the Bicycle Master Plan, the Mission-Meridian Preferential Parking District, and the Traffic-Calming Policy.

On a regional level, the Division staff participates in the development of regional transportation plans such as the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) Long Range Transportation Plan and the Southern California Association of Governments’ Regional Transportation Plan. The Department also represents the City at various stakeholder groups such as regional boards, working groups, technical advisory groups, and councils of governments.

Other departments oversee transportation issues not related to policy, such as street paving, stop lights, signs and traffic-calming (Public Works Department); Dial-A-Ride program (Community Services Department); and parking (Police Department).

Metro oversees all issues related to mass transit. South Pasadena is served by the Metro Gold Line and Metro Bus systems. Transit schedules and updates are available at the Metro website.