Bus detours likely due to President Obama’s visit to L.A. on Friday

Metro Bus service will be impacted on Friday, October 22, around the USC-Coliseum area during the mid-morning hours due to President Barack Obama’s visit to Los Angeles.

The Metro Bus lines most likely to be detoured will be lines 40, 42 and 740 on Martin Luther King Boulevard, 102 and 550 on Exposition Boulevard, 204 and 754 on Vermont Avenue and line 81 on Figueroa Street.

Metro Bus service will return to regular service as soon as the streets are reopened. For more information on detours and delays, Metro will tweet the information on http://twitter.com/metroLAalerts. For alerts and general Metro information, go to http://twitter.com/metrolosangeles.

Metro apologizes for any inconvenience and recommends patrons plan ahead if traveling through this area. For information on Metro Bus and Rail services, visit the Metro Trip Planner at http://www.metro.net

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13 replies

  1. Hi – and thank you for this.

    Will the Silver Line be affected in the afternoon – around 5?

    take care – gloria

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    • Hi Gloria;

      At this point it doesn’t look like it will be impacted but it is kind of a fluid situation. We will try to keep readers up to date tomorrow.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

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  2. Gentlemen:
    We ARE going to hear the President speak…about 9:15AM on the Red Line from Hollywood/Highland to Figueroa, then MTA bus to the stop closest to the venue. What bus will be operating that will get us there?
    Lee /s/

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    • Hey guys:

      I provide this information but with a caveat: this is a presidential visit and security can change and impact different bus routes. The Secret Service can and will do whatever it takes to ensure the President’s safety.

      First, the best advice I can give is get to USC as early as possible, as there will likely be a lot of people, as well as security to deal with.

      One bus not mentioned in this post is the Silver Line (the 910), which can be picked up in downtown LA at Union Station or 7th/Metro Center and stops near the campus at Figueroa and Exposition. The earlier you use any of the area buses, the better. Here’s the map and timetable of that route. http://www.metro.net/riding_metro/bus_overview/images/910.pdf

      Here’s some more info about parking and the rally from USC:
      http://uscnews.usc.edu/university/usc_students_to_host_president_obama.html

      Hope that helps,

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

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    • Hi Alex;

      The best answer I can give is you probably can, but there is a chance that any bus serving the USC area could either be detoured or get stuck in traffic. Anyone traveling to the campus tomorrow should allow plenty of travel time. One way around traffic jams, of course, is to get off the bus a few stops before campus and walk.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

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  3. hey is the mrning route of 81 impacted. like is it gonna get there late if i usally take it at 6:00 am??? thank you

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    • Hi Mary;

      Yes, line 81 is one of the bus routes that may be detoured. I can tell you that the earlier you travel, the better — but I can’t provide guarantees that any particular bus won’t be impacted tomorrow. I’m sorry I can’t provide more information than that. But thanks for riding and hope you get to where you’re going swiftly–good luck!

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

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  4. Is the Glendale route going to be detoured after the president finish his rally and goes after to Glendale for a interview ??

    Please let me know
    Thanks

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    • Hi Kim;

      Yes, the 445 is running. I believe there is a chance of delays in the downtown LA area because of everything going on today – between the police brutality rally and the rally at USC.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

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