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Hutchison Dies; Former Head of Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus

J.F. (Jack) Hutchison, 85, director of the Santa Monica Municipal Bus Lines (Big Blue Bus) from 1967 until his retirement in 1995, died Sept. 5.

Hutchison was inducted into the APTA Hall of Fame in 1997. In addition to his 28 years with Big Blue Bus, he spent 19 years with the privately owned Omaha & Council Bluffs Street Railway and its successor, Omaha Transit. He was an APTA regional director in the 1970s and also served on local, state and regional advisory committees.

Hutchison oversaw Sandra Bullock when she learned to drive a bus for the 1994 movie “Speed.”

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