Since 1985, bus speeds across Los Angeles County have dropped 10 percent due to increasing traffic. As a result Metro and other stakeholders — including both the city and county of Los Angeles — have formed a group called the Los Angeles County Bus Speed and Street Design Improvement Plan. Its acronym: CBSIP because, you know, it’s government and all group names have to be long with acronyms.
That issue aside, I wanted to point readers to a progress report by the CBSIP that is on the Board of Directors’ planning committee agenda today. There’s nothing in the report that is likely to rock your world. But it does offer insight into how the group is going about its business of figuring out the best place to try to improve bus speeds and at what cost.
The report also recommends going forward with a more detailed look at what can be done to speed up busses on Santa Monica Boulevard, Vermont Avenue and 3rd Street. If you have any ideas for these streets or any others, toss them on the comments board, please.