Service alert: potential delays to bus and rail riders due to President Obama's visit

President Barack Obama’s visit to Los Angeles continues today. There will likely be delays for Metro bus and train riders.

As per usual and due to security concerns, we can only release limited information about potential delays. According to this LAPD notice, there will likely be street closures on the Westside, Beverly Hills and the southern part of downtown Los Angeles on Thursday.

•On Thursday, bus routes that could be impacted include the 2, 302, 40, 81, 35 and the Silver Line.

•Beginning mid-morning Thursday — after the morning rush hour — expect intermittent delays to the Blue and Expo Lines in downtown Los Angeles. Here are the latest tweets:


Everything on the this list is subject to change. For the latest updates, please check the homepage, our general Twitter account or our service alert Twitter account.

10 replies

  1. Passengers were waiting since 4:15pm for the Metro 220 Bus on Robertson and Beverly Blvd. going Southbound yesterday (7/23) and the bus didn’t arrive until 2 hours later!! Two hours is a long time to wait for a bus and there should be no excuse to have to wait that long! When the driver did finally arrive around 6:15pm, he couldn’t even drive properly and kept breaking at the last minute and almost got into an accident at the intersection and Robertson and National, since he was going so fast and almost rammed into the back of a car since the left turn arrow changed to red!! He’s lucky that no one went flying in the aisles! Will passengers have to go through the same horrible experience again today with that same bus and time frame???? There doesn’t even seem to be a valid reason why the 220 couldn’t come earlier….that was litterally 2 hours of wasted time just waiting for the bus!! No excuses here!!

    • Hi Net;

      First, that sounds like an extremely rough commute and I am guessing it was attributable, in part, to street closures for President Obama’s visit. Please, please, please file a proper complaint with Customer Service at Thank you,

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  2. Mr. Hymon, do you know if service will be stopped completely for the Expo line to Culver City and the Blue line to Long Beach?

    • Hi Silver;

      I’m sorry, but I don’t. I do think it’s wise to expect delays.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  3. What time will Obama be at Trade Tech and what time is he expected to leave?

  4. The new media has indicated that the president is going to speak at L.A. Trade Tech. Will the Blue Line going to stop there?

    • We’ll have more info tomorrow. It’s safe to assume that roads and transit near anywhere visited by the President will likely have service interruptions.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source