Community meeting to discuss proposed bus service changes near Crenshaw/LAX Line

(pdf here)

Metro  invites the public to participate in a community workshop on Saturday, September 15, to learn and provide input about proposed bus service changes in the area around the future Crenshaw/LAX Line and the light rail line’s eight new stations.

Detailed information about the proposed changes is in the presentation above. The bus changes would go into effect at the same time rail service begins on the Crenshaw/LAX Line.

The future rail line is now under construction and will provide service to the Crenshaw, Inglewood, Westchester and LAX communities.

Community Workshop

Saturday, September 15, 10 a.m. to noon
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Community Room
(near Sears and LAPD substation)
3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 9008

Metro is planning on holding more meetings.

The workshop location is accessible via Metro Lines 40, 102, 105, 210, 705, 710, and 740, as well as the DASH Leimert Park/Slauson and Crenshaw lines. (Metro timetables are here). 

The major bus service changes proposed involve Lines 40, 212, 232, 607 and 740. Also, minor route changes are proposed to provide better connections to the future Crenshaw/LAX rail stations. The Crenshaw/LAX Line rail stations are Crenshaw/Expo, Martin Luther King Jr., Leimert Park, Hyde Park, Fairview Heights, Downtown Inglewood, Westchester/Veterans and Aviation/Century.

All Metro meetings are held in American with Disability Act (ADA) accessible facilities. Other ADA accommodations are available by calling (323) 486-3876 or the California Relay Service at 711 at least 72 hours in advance of the meetings.

For more information, please call (213) 922-1282. To submit comments regarding the proposed changes, e-mail For information in Spanish, Chinese Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Thailand, Tagalog (Filipino), Vietnamese, Armenian and Cambodian, please call (323) 466-3876, extension 2.

9 replies

  1. […] Saturday 9/15 – Metro will open the new Crenshaw/LAX light rail line next year. This will mean some changes to existing bus service. Metro will host a community workshop to get input on proposed bus service changes around the eight new Crenshaw/LAX stations. The workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Community Room (near Sears and LAPD substation) at 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in South Los Angeles. Details at Metro’s The Source. […]

  2. Metro should consider the feasibility of a limited stop or point-to-point line that connects Crenshaw/Expo to Hollywood/Highland or, as someone earlier suggested, to the Purple Line. Bus lane treatments would be nice as well. It would be nice to build and support those kinds of trips before an extension of the Crenshaw Line happens.


  4. what about upgrading the route 312 to a new rapid route (712) that serves on La Brea Ave so La Brea can have a new rapid bus services, and yeah improve 201/710 services between Wilshire and Expo.

  5. Everything seems pretty A-OK to me, in regards to the proposed service changes. But I am curious, has there been any update on the Rail to River project? I live near the Hyde Park and Fairview Heights stations but haven’t really seen much on this stretch of the R2R corridor.

    • Hey there dethwulf_Zero –

      We’re working to get you an update either today or tomorrow.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

    • Hi Dethwulf_Zero —

      Here’s your answer. Metro received construction bids for the project but they were higher than the project. So the project has been switched from Design-Build (DB) to Design – Bid-Build (DBB). In other words, Metro will now complete 100 percent design before going back out to bid the construction part of the project. Design is expected to be completed by mid-2019 to be followed by procurement and construction.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  6. How about some increased service between the Expo and Purple lines, perhaps paralleling the 710.

    • To my understanding the plan, with more funding of course, is to eventually extend the crenshaw line to connect with the purple and red lines