To protect the health and safety of the public during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, City Hall and other facilities are closed to the public until April 30. The City continues to provide services during this time and recommends using technological alternatives where possible. For more information related to City services during this emergency, please visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page or call the City at 310-802-5000.


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City Facility and Event Programming Changes
Until the End of April Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID Event and Facility Closure

Manhattan Beach, CA (March 13, 2020) – In response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Manhattan Beach has closed the Joslyn Community Center and cancelled all Older Adult Programming until the end of April 2020. This action is taken out of an abundance of caution, and to protect the health and safety of the public, and older adults in particular that are vulnerable to COVID-19.  In addition, following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City has postponed or cancelled special events with large public gatherings until the end of April 2020.

The Dial-A-Ride program will continue to operate, for riders who require medication, doctor visits, and necessary medical care. Dial-A-Ride vehicles are regularly sanitized and cleaned throughout the day.

For more information, please read the entire City Facility and Event Programming Changes Press Release (PDF) and for accurate and up to date information, please visit DPH’s website and the City’s website.


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Dispatch Hours of Operation (The dispatch office is closed for lunch from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM)
Reservations (310) 545-3500

Days Time Time
Monday through Friday 6:30 AM to 12:00 PM 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Weekends 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • The dispatch office is closed for lunch from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.
  • To schedule a ride or to register, call the Dial-A-Ride office at (310) 545-3500.
  •  Reservations may be made up to seven days in advance.
  • The service is provided on a first call, first served basis and rides may not always be available.
  • Please be prepared to give the destination address and phone number(s).
  • The cost is $0.25 each way (Manhattan Beach only) and $0.50 each way (Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance)

Dial-A-Ride Bus Hour Information

Days Hours Destination
Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM Medical appointments
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM All other destinations
Weekends 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM All other destination. No medical appointments unless within city limits.
  • Dial-A-Ride can now accommodate medical appointments scheduled as early as 8:30 AM.
  • If your medical appointment will run past 4:00 PM, our Dial-A-Ride dispatcher can arrange a taxi ride home for you.
  • Last pick up time is between 3:45 PM and 4:00 PM, depending on location.

Contact the Dial-A-Ride office at (310) 545-3500. Please provide the dispatch operator with:

1. Your first and last name   

2. Your address

3. Telephone number

4. Emergency contact (spouse, family member, friend, doctor, etc.)

Policies and Procedures

  • Dial-A-Ride is a shared ride service providing numerous passengers with transportation.
  • Drivers are required to pick you up within 15 minutes of a scheduled ride.
    • For example if you have a 9:00 AM pick-up time, please wait until 9:15 AM before calling the dispatcher to check on the driver's location.
  • Dial-A-Ride patrons should be waiting outside at their designated pick-up location.
  • Drivers are instructed to wait a maximum of three minutes for patrons to exit their pick-up locations.
  • If patrons are not ready, after waiting for three minutes, the driver or the dispatcher will attempt to call you before leaving.
  • Patrons who miss their ride will need to call the dispatcher to reschedule.

We hope the adherence to Dial-A-Ride policies will insure prompt and efficient service. Thank you for your cooperation in helping to maintain our excellent service!

Transportation Alternatives
If Dial-A-Ride cannot accommodate your transportation needs, please review the list of transportation alternatives (PDF).

About Dial-A-Ride
The Manhattan Beach Dial-A-Ride is a shared ride, curb-to-curb bus service for Manhattan Beach residents who are 55+ years old or disabled (all ages). Dial-A-Ride will provide transportation to any destination within the City of Manhattan Beach seven days a week and to most medical facilities in Torrance, Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach Monday through Friday. Dial-A-Ride also makes special trips to a variety of shopping destinations outside of the city on designated days of the week.

Because it is a curb-to-curb service, Dial-A-Ride patrons should be waiting in front of their location at the designated pick-up time.

Who can Ride?
The Manhattan Beach Dial-A-Ride is a shared ride, curb-to-curb bus service for Manhattan Beach residents who are 55+ years old or disabled (all ages). Riders who have a short-term disability are also eligible to ride by providing a letter from their physician. All buses are equipped with a wheelchair lift. Drivers provide boarding and disembarking assistance as needed. Contact our Dial-A-Ride dispatcher at (310) 545-3500 to sign up today.

Dial-A-Ride VideoMira Costa High School Dial-A-Ride Video
Mustang Morning News: Dial-A-Ride
Produced by: Broadcast Journalism Students at Mira Costa High School
Reporter: Aili David
Photographer: Coleman Weaver
This news clip about the Manhattan Beach Dial-A-Ride program was created by Aili David for the Mira Costa High School Mustang Morning News program. Aili David is a senior and reporter/photographer for the award-winning Mustang Morning News. This video highlights the Dial-A-Ride program and it’s role in the community for our older adult and disabled population.

For additional information about the Dial-A-Ride program, please contact the Dial-A-Ride office at (310) 545-3500.

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