A few months back, Metro commissioned a study to see if Orange Line buses could safely increase speeds across some intersections in the San Fernando Valley. The results recommended that Orange Line buses could safely increase their speeds at certain intersections, improving travel time across the line and making bus trips up to 10 minutes faster than driving.
Before implementing any speed increase, however, testing must be done to make sure the line can continue to operate safely and smoothly.
Travel time improvement testing will take place on the Orange Line next Monday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Feb. 26 between the hours of 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. During testing, service may not reflect scheduled times, and buses may arrive up to 5 minutes early. If you’re traveling the Orange Line next week during the testing period, please plan ahead and keep in mind NexTrip predictions may not be accurate.
Metro staff will be monitoring service to ensure buses remain as evenly spaced as possible during testing. After testing concludes, staff will reevaluate and discuss possible Orange Line schedule changes.
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