GATE Buses

The City operates a local transit bus system called the "Get Around Town Express" (GATE). The service runs on a continuous loop. Approximate wait time is between 18 and 24 minutes. Wait time is subject to change during peak hours.

Regular fare is $0.50. Members of the City’s Phone a Ride program, and High School & College / Vocational, ride free of charge (Student fee waiver is only valid during school hours). The service operates for most of the year with a few exceptions. It runs Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. For route information and for lost items, please call (310) 715-7582.

GATE Stops

The service has convenient stops near many popular destinations around the city, such as:

  • Azalea Shopping Center
  • Cesar Chavez Park
  • Circle Park
  • City Hall
  • Downtown Hollydale
  • E.L.A.C. South Gate campus
  • El Paseo
  • Hollydale Community Center
  • Lucky’s supermarket
  • South Gate High School
  • South Gate Middle School
  • 2 stops at South Gate Park
  • Target
  • Tweedy Mile

The GATE offers both a Westside and Eastside route (PDF)(PDF, 2MB)  that services the greater South Gate and Hollydale areas.

Notice of civil rights

Title VI Policy(PDF, 1MB)

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FAQ

Where can I get route maps?

Gate maps are located both on the buses and in the Transit Office located inside the Sports Center in South Gate Park:
9520 Hildreth Avenue
South Gate, CA 90280

Maps are also available online: GATE Route Map (PDF)(PDF, 2MB)

Does the GATE operate during holidays?

The GATE does not operate during the following holidays: Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Memorial Day. For more information please call 323-563-5754.

Are there any other special discounts?

The “Ride the GATE to Work for Free Program” allows certain individuals to ride at no charge. This includes high school and college/vocational students, and any employee with a valid identification card. Enrollment is not necessary. Identification card must be presented to driver at time of boarding. Call 323-563-5754 to learn more.