Welcome to Twitter Tuesday, a weekly feature here at The Source in which we’ll round up the latest Metro related tweets in the Twitterverse. To follow Metro on Twitter just search for @MetroLosAngeles. We recommend adding the #MetroLosAngeles tag to your tweets to get our attention.
I feel like renaming this week’s Twitter Tuesday to Is My Bus Ever Coming Tuesday because the majority of the tweets this week come from Metro riders who are asking that very question.
First, there’s Line 108 which goes from Marina Del Rey to Pico Rivera along Slauson Avenue:
Luckily, things seemed to clear up the next day:
Here’s a surprise, Line 76 which travels from Downtown to the El Monte Bus Station – and happens to be my most frequently used bus line – was over 30 minutes late:
Surprising because in my experience it’s been one of the most timely buses I’ve ridden.
Metro Line 550, an express route that goes from San Pedro to West Hollywood using the Harbor Transitway has been given this rider some major wait times:
And here’s a tweet from someone who’s eager to try Metro but unreliable service is making it a challenge:
That’s no fun for anyone. Riders who face recurring delays on their bus lines, I encourage you to bookmark this Customer Comment Form or memorize the Customer Service phone number (213-922-6235) to get Metro staff on top of the issues.
In honor of Bike to Work Week, here’s a few cycling related tweets:
And although Metro is relaxing its rules regarding bikes on trains, it’s worth noting that it still pays to respect other riders as this tweet reminds us:
And here’s a tweet I wish came along with a picture:
A few riders make the point that L.A. doesn’t go to sleep at 10 p.m. – why should its transit system?
Last week we held a poll asking about alternative fare structures, one reader tweeted us with a suggestion that wasn’t on our poll:
And to end on a positive note, here’s a tweet from a Metro rider who is enjoying using transit to get around L.A.: