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ParentCity of Norwalk
Headquarters12650 East Imperial Highway
LocaleNorwalk, California
Service typebus service, paratransit
Daily ridership2,800 (weekdays, Q4 2021)[2]
Annual ridership725,500 (2021)[2]

Norwalk Transit is a municipal transit company providing fixed-route and paratransit bus transit services in Norwalk, California, United States, and also operates in portions of Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, La Habra, La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, and Whittier in Southeast Los Angeles County and Orange County. In 2021, the system had a ridership of 725,500, or about 2,800 per weekday as of the fourth quarter of 2021.

Norwalk Transit receives its operating revenue from farebox receipts and state tax revenue distributed by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Bus routes

Norwalk Transit operates a connector shuttle bus service between the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Transportation Center and the Norwalk Station on the Metro C Line.

Presently, Metrolink (commuter rail service between Orange County and Los Angeles) provides weekday train service to the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Transportation Centre. The rail feeder service implemented by Norwalk Transit provides direct interconnectivity between rail stations (Metrolink – commuter rail and Metro C Line light rail).

Norwalk Transit's paratransit dial-a-ride service operates within the jurisdictional boundary of the City of Norwalk.


Norwalk Transit began operation in 1974, a project done by Mayor John Zimmerman Jr.[3][4]

In 2005, Norwalk Transit began operating Whittier Transit service under contract.[5] The two routes were combined into Norwalk Transit route 7 in 2007, which was discontinued on 19 September 2011 during a series of cuts to Norwalk Transit. As of 27 June 2016 Route 7 returned in operation.[6][7]

Fleet information

Norwalk Transit uses 40-foot (12 m) long buses for its scheduled routes, and 20-foot (6.1 m) paratransit vehicles for its dial-a-ride service. The standard fleet is composed mainly of Gillig LF and New Flyer GE40LF vehicles.


  1. ^ a b "Fares & Schedules | City of Norwalk, CA".
  2. ^ a b "Transit Ridership Report Fourth Quarter 2021" (PDF). American Public Transportation Association. 10 March 2022. Retrieved 7 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Transportation Department / Norwalk Transit System (NTS)". City of Norwalk. Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  4. ^ "1,000 Attend Rites for Civic Leader John Zimmerman". Los Angeles Times. 8 October 1992. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  5. ^ Velasco, Justin (19 July 2006). "Bus rider survey prompts changes". Whittier Daily News. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  6. ^ Sprague, Mike (18 July 2011). "Norwalk proposes cuts for Whittier bus lines". Whittier Daily News. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  7. ^ Sprague, Mike (13 September 2011). "Whittier City Council opts not to pay to continue three Norwalk bus lines". Whittier Daily News. Retrieved 20 August 2014.