Metro to hold public hearing on proposed bus service changes

Metro Service Councils will be holding three upcoming public hearings in August to receive public comments on proposed changes to Metro bus service to take effect in December 2014 or later.

The three public hearings will take place on:

Wednesday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m.
San Fernando Valley Service Council Hearing
Marvin Braude Constituent Center
6262 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys

Saturday, August 9 at 9 a.m.
Metro Headquarters Building
One Gateway Plaza, Board Room
Los Angeles

Wednesday, August 13 at 5 p.m.
Westside/Central Service Council Hearing
La Cienega Tennis Center
325 South La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills

Affected Metro bus lines and service proposals under consideration are listed after the jump.

The service changes on two lines are proposed to improve efficiency and effectiveness throughout the Metro system through better use of resources. Approved changes will become effective in December 2014 or later.

San Fernando Valley
Line 90/91 Downtown LA – Sylmar via Glendale Ave – Foothill Blvd
Proposal A: Discontinue Line 91 service on Honolulu Avenue in Glendale/Montrose area. Service will remain on Montrose and La Crescenta Avenues.
Proposal B: Discontinue Line 91 routing in the Montrose area operating only Line 90 from Downtown LA to Sunland.

Westside/Central
Line 534 Malibu – Washington/Fairfax via Pacific Coast Highway
Modify schedule to discontinue service between Downtown Santa Monica to the Washington/Fairfax Transit Hub when Phase 2 of the Metro Expo Line opens.

No service changes are proposed for the Metro San Gabriel Valley service area, the Metro Gateway Cities service area or for the Metro South Bay service area.

These proposals may be approved in whole or in part at a date following the public hearings. Approved changes may also include other alternatives derived from public comment. All public comment received will be forwarded to the responsible Service Council to be considered prior to taking action on the service proposals. Persons unable to attend the hearings may submit written testimony postmarked through midnight, August 13, 2014.

Correspondence should be addressed to: Metro Customer Relations, Attn: December 2014 Service Changes, One Gateway Plaza, 99-PL-4, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2932.

Comments can also be sent via e-mail (subject line should read “Service Changes December 2014”) to ServiceChanges@metro.net or faxed to 213.922.6988.

4 replies

  1. Truncating the 534 to the Expo Line terminal makes sense, but instead of cutting service hours on that line, I suggest Metro keep the service hours the same and therefore increase frequency between Santa Monica and Trancas Canyon in Malibu on PCH.

  2. The 534 should be truncated and it makes sense. Also increase frequency for all trips as it is a highly used route and many do depend on it.

  3. How about running the #534 between Santa Monica and Ventura County? I’m thinking either the Cal State Channel Islands campus in Camarillo, or maybe even the Oxnard train station? Of course Metro would want/need some support from the Ventura County Transportation Commission…but think of the possibilities. Direct connections to Oxnard, Ventura, Ojai, and Santa Barbara from Santa Monica/West LA–this hasn’t been possible since Greyhound dropped its PCH route in 2005!

  4. Might also want to consider year-round service between Santa Monica and the San Fernando Valley via Topanga Canyon–if Metro buses can handle the road. (A County “Beach Bus” does this trip during the summer months.)