Schedule change for Metro buses and trains begins this Sunday, April 19

Credit: LA Metro.

UPDATE: In response to rider feedback and other metrics, Metro is making the following changes to the schedules of several bus lines:

STARTING MAY 11, 2020

  • Line 125 (Rosecrans): Two extra weekday eastbound trips depart Plaza El Segundo at 8:10am and 4:14pm.  Two extra weekdays westbound trips depart Norwalk Station at 6:10 and 9:38am.
  • Line 205 (Wilmington-Vermont-Western): One extra weekday southbound trip departs Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station at 9:04am and one extra weekday northbound trip departs 13th/Gaffey at 2:10pm
  • Line 232 (PCH-Sepulveda): Three additional weekday northbound trips depart Downtown Long Beach Station at 5:50, 6:20 and 6:50am.  Two extra weekday southbound trips depart LAX City Bus Center at 5:50am and 3:15pm.
  • Line 266 (Rosemead-Lakewood): Six extra weekday northbound trips depart Lakewood Center Mall at 5:03, 11:22am, 1:24*, 4:06, 4:56, 5:50pm.  Four extra weekday southbound trips depart Sierra Madre Villa Station at 6:40am, 1:53**, 2:58, 4:53pm**
    • * trip starts at Lakewood Bl Station
    • ** trip starts at Rosemead/Garvey

Line 224: Extra morning trip has been added.

Line 45 (Broadway Local) and Line 745 (Broadway Rapid) will operate most trips with larger, 60-foot buses to promote social distancing.

Line 108 (Slauson): Replacing most 40-foot buses with larger, 60-foot buses to promote social distancing

Line 152 (Roscoe) Westbound: New early morning trip departs North Hollywood at 5:40am on weekdays only

Line 166 (Nordhoff) Westbound: New early morning trip departs Osborne/Glenoaks at 6:45am on weekdays only

Line 603 (Rampart-Hoover): Replacing 32-foot buses with 40-foot buses to promote social distancing

J Line (Silver) 950 Northbound: First trip departing San Pedro at 5:33am will use a larger, 60-foot bus to promote social distancing

And Starting Monday, Apr 27, the following changes go into effect:

Line 165 (Vanowen): New early morning westbound trip departs Burbank Downtown Station at 5:32am on weekdays only.

Line 236 (Balboa): New early morning trips depart Balboa/Ventura at 6:00am and depart Sylmar/San Fernando Station at 7:00am on weekdays only.

J Line (Silver) 910: Four extra northbound morning trips depart Harbor Gateway Transit Center at 5:50am, 6:17am, 6:53am and 7:18am, ending at 7th St/Metro Center with larger, 60-foot buses to promote social distancing.

All new trips will NOT be reflected in the Trip Planner, Google Transit or Nextrip due to technical limitations.

The earlier post: 

Beginning this Sunday, April 19, all Metro buses and trains will begin running a modified Sunday schedule every day of the week. 

We’re doing this to provide a more predictable level of service for those making essential trips during the COVID-19 pandemic and to adjust our service to current ridership. This is important to stress: we’re still providing bus and rail service to every community that is currently served by Metro. 

From Monday through Friday, we’ll also run some Rapid, Express and Local bus lines that normally do not run on Sundays. Adjusted timetables for those lines are here — and links to individual lines are also below. 

On weekdays, most trains will run every 12 minutes between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at other times with last trains leaving terminal stations around midnight.

•On both Saturdays and Sundays, Metro buses and trains will run on their regular Sunday schedule.

•Metro will be monitoring service in case adjustments need to be made.

We’re asking riders to take the time this week to plan their transit commutes next week. You can also consult the trip planner at metro.net or Google Maps — both allow you to plan future trips. Use the “leave now” tab on both to choose the day and time of your trip.

These lines will run every day of the week using their regular Sunday schedule — scroll down in each timetable to see the Sunday schedule: Local Lines 2, 4, 10, 14, 16, 18, 20, 28, 30, 33, 35, 37, 38, 40, 45, 48, 51, 52, 53, 55, 60, 62, 66, 68, 70, 71, 76, 78, 79, 81, 83, 90, 91, 92, 94, 96, 102, 105, 108, 110, 111, 115, 117, 120, 125, 130, 150, 152, 155, 158, 161, 162/163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 180/181, 183, 200, 201, 204, 205, 206, 207, 210, 212, 217, 218, 222, 224, 230, 232, 233, 234, 236, 237, 245, 246, 251, 252, 256, 260, 264/267, 265, 266, 268; Limited Line 344; Express Lines 460, 487, 501, 534, 550; Local Lines 601, 602, 603, 605, 611, 612, 665, 686/687, and; Metro Rapid Lines 704, 720, 733, 745 and 754

These lines will run only Monday through Friday with buses running approximately once an hour during their normal weekday hours of operation — click on the line to see the new timetable: 17, 126, 127, 128, 154, 169, 175, 176, 202, 209, 211/215, 239, 242, 243, 244, 254, 258, 489, 577, 607, 625 and 685

These lines will run only Monday through Friday closely following their usual weekday schedule — click on the line to see the new timetable: Metro Rapid Lines 705, 710, 728, 734, 740, 744, 750, 751, 757, 760, 762, 770, 780, 788 and 794.

These lines will not be running at all: 106, 177, 302, 312, 316, 330, 351, 353, 355, 358, 364, 378, 442 and 456. 

Owl Service will run every night of the week on a Sunday schedule on these lines — scroll down to see the owl and late night schedules: 2, 4, 10, 14, 18, 20, 28, 30, 33, 37, 38, 40, 45, 51, 55, 60, 70, 76, 83, 92, 105, 111, 150, 180, 204, 207, 217, 601 and 656.

G Line (Orange): Buses will run on the Saturday/Sunday schedule seven days a week with buses every 10 minutes between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and every 15 minutes at other times. Buses between Canoga Station and Chatsworth run every 20 minutes most of the day.

J Line (Silver): Line 910 will run on the Saturday/Sunday schedule seven days a week with buses about every 15 minutes between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. and every 15 to 20 minutes at other times. Line 950 to and from San Pedro run every 30 minutes most of the day.

Metro Rail will be running a modified Sunday schedule, too, with service beginning about 4 a.m. and with last trains of the night departing terminal stations around midnight. Here are the details for each rail line:

A Line (Blue): Monday through Friday trains will run every 12 minutes between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and 20 minutes at all other times. On Saturday and Sunday, trains will run every 12 minutes between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at all other times. Every night: last trains depart terminal stations around midnight.

B Line (Red) and D Line (Purple): Monday through Friday trains on both lines will run every 12 minutes from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. with trains running every six minutes on the shared section of track in downtown L.A. between Union Station and Wilshire/Vermont. On Saturdays and Sundays trains will run every 12 minutes on both lines from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at all other times. Every night: last trains depart terminal stations around midnight.

C Line (Green): Monday through Friday, trains will run every 12 minutes from 4 a.m. until 9 a.m., 15 minutes from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and 12 minutes from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at all other times. On Saturday and Sunday, trains will run every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at other times. Every night: last trains depart terminal stations around midnight.

E Line (Expo): Monday through Friday, trains will run every 12 minutes between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and 20 minutes at all other times. On Saturday and Sunday, trains will run every 12 minutes between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at all other times. Every night: last trains depart terminal stations around midnight.

L Line (Gold): Monday through Friday, trains will run every 12 minutes between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and 20 minutes at all other times. On Saturday and Sunday, trains will run every 12 minutes between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at all other times. Every night: last trains depart terminal stations around midnight.

63 replies

    • Hi Mr. B;

      Please see the regular M-F schedules for those lines and those are the approximate arrival times.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  1. Hello,
    Will it be possible to have line 177 being added back even just for one trip in the morning? I really need that line for reaching La Canada Flintridge city as an essential worker before 8:30 in the morning.
    Thank you very much

    • Hi Ray;

      I’ll let your bus staff know but I don’t think that is likely to happen and I would recommend pursuing other options. I would like at some of the other bus lines in Pasadena that connect with the Metro 268 bus, which does travel to La Canada. Another option might be the Pasadena 51 or 52 line? https://www.cityofpasadena.net/pasadena-transit/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/System-Map.pdf

      Try the Google Maps trip planner, which might be helpful, and let us know if you need further help.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  2. If Line 183 is not running to Glendale maybe you guys should replace it by Line 175 and extend Line 175 route service from Wilshire/Western Station to Pasadena

    Line 175 will be the good option to run on Colorado St in Glendale and Walnut St in Pasadena since Line 175 runs also on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood.

    It would be a good idea to extend Line 211 from South Bay Galleria to UCLA. Line 211 needs to add an all day service every hour as usual

    Extend Line 215 from Redondo Beach Green Line Station to UCLA. Line 215 needs to add an all day service every hour as usual. Line 215 should run on La Cienega Blvd in Inglewood and Culver City to serve Culver City Howard Hughes Center and Culver City Transit Center since Line 217 doesn’t run to Culver City on Sundays.

    Maybe you guys should eliminate Line 217 and replace it by Line 180/181 on Fairfax Ave that would make Line 180/181 extended from Pasadena to La Cienega/Jefferson Expo Line Station since Line 180/181 has a high ridership than Line 217 you guys need to work on that.

    If Line 442 is not running on a Sunday Schedule maybe you guys should renumbered Line 442 as Line 83 and extend Line 83 from Eagle Rock to Hawthorne/Lennox Green Line Station you guys need to think people going to work in Downtown LA for essential trips.

    You guys better work on these plans to serve good service during this situation

    Your Metro Customer Passenger Demand,
    Luis

  3. (I’m got a question) What is a service change route how could is a bus route to run this service at this time?

  4. This sucks! I told my boss I will have to start work an hour and a haf late because of these stupid decisions. Saturday schedule would have been much better!

  5. Line 224 at 5:15 at Sherman Way transports many essential workers. I want it to be running.

  6. What is really behind the bus service cuts?.. Is there a shortage of drivers willing or able to come to work? Is the loss in passenger fare so significant that Metro can’t afford to maintain needed service? Are federal transportation funds dependent on levels of ridership? Or does Metro management just see good service as wasteful when buses are half empty?

    • Hi Dennis;

      Due to the safer at home orders, we’ve lost about 70 percent of our ridership overall. We’re also likely to lose hundreds of millions of dollars in local sales tax dollars and farebox revenue and the federal stimulus dollars — while certainly appreciated — likely won’t cover all those costs. So we looked at our existing service plans and are putting the one out there that best matches current ridership (our current Sunday service with some extra serviced added). We also think it’s a plan that will keep everyone safe, as there is room for adjustments. We ‘re still providing plenty of essential trips, but we also have many buses and trains running with very few riders — and that’s expensive. Same thing is happening at transit agencies across the U.S., many of which have scaled back to essential service plans.

      Hope that explains it,

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

      • Thanks Steve. Still confused on a couple of things:

        1 – When you say loss of “local sales tax dollars,” how does that work? Are you talking about gas tax?

        2 – In relation to bus service, am I right that the greatest expense is for the labor for drivers? Are they planning to lay off drivers to reduce that expense? If not, how is it that much money is going to be saved? Ridership may be down, but those who rely on buses need service more than ever during this crisis.

        With appreciation,

        Dennis

        • Hi Dennis;

          Not gas tax. Voters in L.A. County have approved four half-cent sales taxes over the years for Metro — in 1980, 1990, 2008 and 2016. In recent times, that has generated more than $3 billion annually for the agency. With so many people staying home and not spending — and so many now unemployed — that will cost the agency many millions of dollars. As for your second question, I don’t have that amount but it’s about a 10 percent cut over what we’re running right now in terms of service hours. We know that there are people who absolutely rely on us for mobility and we’re trying to help everyone while being safe and fiscally responsible with an eye toward the future, too.

          Steve Hymon
          Editor, The Source

          • Thanks again Steve,

            I think i see what you’re saying. Metro is planning for the general overall decrease in sales tax revenue anticipated from the economic downturn that accompanies the immediate crisis. While I think it’s wise for government to “tighten its belt” in anticipation of lost revenue related to economic changes, now and post-corona, I don’t believe bus service is a good place to make cuts. Life right now is far too difficult for so many of us; we don’t need the additional challenge of longer waits for a bus. A simple trip to Walmart or a grocery store can involve a wait to get in to shop, difficulty finding what we’re looking for, then another longer wait at checkout. During this crisis, riders need good service more than ever. Perhaps the cuts should be made to some of the infrastructure projects. That shouldn’t be impossible during this national, state, and county emergency.

            I don’t live in one of the areas that has buses running every 15 minutes–or other lines running so close you can walk to them. Maps show that some areas of the County are much better served than others and can therefore easily withstand cuts in service. Maybe it’s just the bus lines I’m familiar with, but it seems like Sunday service is far less than 90% of that Monday-Friday. Without worker furloughs, or drivers taking voluntary time off without pay, I still don’t see how significant labor cost is being saved.

            With appreciation,

            Dennis

  7. Will the NextBus app, Apple Maps, Google Maps, etc. be updated for this?

    We get the idea of those once-an-hour bus lines (the 2nd category listed above), but unless those apps are updated, we have no way to know which minute (:xx) of the hour a bus is scheduled to show up at a certain stop, because those lines’ normal weekday schedules are not once-an-hour.

    • Hi Jason —

      Yes. And agree it’s extremely important. I know the data has been provided and they may already be provided. Please try planning a trip and see what results you get when changing the date of departure. The results already may be showing up.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

    • Hi George;

      Trying to get you more info. We’re not printing new schedules – but checking the frequencies of the 489. Will post more info when I get it.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

    • Hi George;

      Emailed you the pamphlet that will be posted later this week.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

      • Thank you Steve. This helps a lot. I appreciate Metro’s effort for continuing express bus service for essential workers.

  8. (I sent the following via email to Customer Relations)

    Switching to Sunday schedule on weekdays is overly simplistic.

    On weekends, Line 230 terminates at the Sylmar Station, while on weekdays it continues to Sylmar Mission College. This needs to be adjusted.

    On Sunday, Line 166 runs every 40 minutes. The Saturday schedule — every 30 minutes — would be much more appropriate, and still represent a significant reduction from weekday service.

    Since you are retaining Line 734, it is unclear what putting Line 234 on the Sunday schedule would mean. Surely you didn’t intend to duplicate service south of Ventura Blvd.

    In this case and many others, many people depend on early morning and late night service.

    This is more complicated than you may have realized.

  9. ‪Will the 60 Bus run at 3:00am Monday-Friday?‬ The Metro Schedules (Beta) Does not work

    • Hi Bryant,

      Yes, Line 60 will run at 3 a.m. for Owl service.

      Thank you,

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  10. (I’m got a interesting question?) In this launched a video campaign for a Stay Home To safe lives to against a COVID-19 can we tell me what is about this campaign?

    • Hi Chris;

      The new service plan reflects our current ridership. Some hard choices had to be made but every community is still served and there are hopefully other bus lines that will serve you. Please see our new timetables, Google Maps or let us know if there’s something that we can help you with.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  11. When I got on the 603 (NB) this morning behind the red line station it was already getting full. I can only imagine how full it will be with the bus coming about once an hour. Are you sure Sunday service is going to work on some of these lines? How about Saturday service instead?

    • Hi Colleen;

      We will be monitoring ridership and making any changes that are necessary. I’m told we will be looking at capacity and how it impacts the ability to practice social distancing.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  12. Can we keep 744 running everyday from Northridge to encino .? Even if it’s only during the day quite a few people take this bus to work still including myself 🙏🏼

  13. These changes are too complicated to remember and I do not have a cell phone. If I go to Union Station next week, will there be that pamphlet mentioned in the customer service office?

  14. I noticed that Metro is keeping a number of Rapid lines running at levels similar to their normal weekday schedules, despite the much lower passenger loads and car traffic. Does this mean that Metro still sees the importance of Rapid lines? Why is Metro completely eliminating all Rapid lines in NextGen?

    • Hi John;

      We can’t just put in a new bus system in the middle of a pandemic and we’re trying to put the current service out there that we think people will need. As for NextGen, the proposal is to combine rapids and locals with fewer stops for more frequency. We think that will better serve more riders.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  15. 1) Read you are going to eliminate bus #780. That is a great line especially when traveling to Pasadena. Cuts time instead of being on local #180 and #181 that detours and takes way too long.

    #780 should also run on weekends like on Wilshire/Venice. Seems they get priority over Hollywood.

    Or at the very least run #180 as a rapid bus Sat/Sun as it travels directly to Pasadena and leave #181 local as is since it detours before getting back on major road.

    2) Bus #212 LaBrea is truly awful and crowded. How can you run only ONE line along a busy corridor with traffic backed up from the 10 freeway. It’s crazy not to have both local and rapid stops. Sometimes the wait after 6pm at Wilshire going north is 30-40 minutes.

  16. Good morning Steve or Anna,
    just checking in to see if the “PLANNERS” reconsidered adding back limited service to GLENDALE,CA on line “183” during the week,
    or is the 183 dead in Glendale? , if the 183 is no longer going to service Glendale ,sign maint. dept needs cover the signs with service changes or remove them so people like me will not wait for a bus that will NEVER SHOW UP again. , also have all the “BUS APPS” like “NEXT BUS” etc. been notified to update for all the changes?
    thanks again for your time
    Bill

    • Hi Bill;

      Sorry, but we haven’t changed plans with the 183. And, yes, data is being sent out to Google, Nextbus, etc. I believe flyers with the service changes will go up, but I don’t know all the locations. We’re doing our best to notify everyone.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  17. Steve, it seems you have deliberately avoided answering the question by many of your passengers, is there a manpower shortage and if not what will the operators with no assignments be doing? As a former employee who worked in management I can understand if there is a problem filling assignments but if the MTA is just trying to cut service to save money you should be forthright with the information. Yes, fuel and maintenance is part of the equation, but the Bus Operators salaries and benefits are part of it as well. I sincerely doubt the Operators union has agreed to a cut in wages or layoffs.

    • As I said in another comment, we’re cutting service to match service hour with ridership, which is down substantially. We’re also trying to make service more reliable and predictable — yes, bus trips have been missed due to staffing — while also putting enough service out there to allow for social distancing. We have no had any layoffs or furloughs, although some workers will see hours reduced.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  18. Is there any way to get an accurate schedule for any of these bus lines? Both metro.net and Google still show everything is running just fine, while I am waiting almost two hours for a bus to show up. Supposedly multiple buses had come and gone on a regular schedule, while no bus went by about an hour and fifty minutes. The line in question is the 94/794, and I catch it not too far from where it makes its first and last stop, so when it is delayed for so long from its first stop, I have to question what the cause is because this has caused me to be late for work at Target a few times now, and by over an hour.

    • Hi Cory;

      My understanding is that we have issued the new scheduling data and that should be showing up in Google and other trip planners. The 94 should be running on its Sunday schedule as per this timetable: https://media.metro.net/documents/ea65d159-3671-401f-b80b-572c4836f5fd.pdf. The new schedules start today, meaning the 94 will be running its Sunday schedule every day of the week.

      Was the 94 late today? Could you provide me more info about what time you arrived at the stop, the stop location, the direction of travel and what time the bus arrived?

      Thank you for writing and riding,

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  19. Good morning,

    On the bus 166 chatsworth route this morning (took it at nordhoff/woodman) at 7:31am and it is packed. Dont think social distancing will work if some lines have 30mins wait time for the next line.

    JE

    • Hi Jenesse;

      Thank you for the information. I’ve passed it along to the bus planners. Were most riders wearing masks, as we recommend?

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  20. Since you’ve made these changes the buses are packed more than ever. There were at least 40+ people on one bus. I had no more than 3 inches of distance between me and everyone one next to me. The shortage of buses is a health risk and will certainly spread covid 19. I’ve already contacted the Mayor’s office to report the danger Metro’s cut backs have caused to the community and sent photos of the overcrowded buses. Hopefully you will return to the usual schedules before the city forces you to.

    • Hi Julia;

      Which bus line had more than 40 people and when? Can you please provide us with more details?

      Thank you!

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

      • 152 Woodland Hills/North Hollywood Station
        The early morning 7am and evening 5pm is when the bus reaches a capacity over 40 people. Roscoe is a very busy street even during the stay at home order. Please let me know if you need any more information.

  21. Hi!

    This morning I was passed by two northbound 603s and a 92 and all of the drivers saw me (first I waved to get their attention, then I jumped up and down as it seemed their speed meant they were passing me. I had on my mask and was paying attention, ready to board when they stopped (I knew about the schedule changes so was there early according to the new schedule). Each of the three drivers made eye contact and two waved back while shaking their heads.). I wound up having to walk both ways to the market, on the way back with about 40lbs of groceries for my house and a neighbor (I couldn’t get a bus going southbound, either, but lost count and can’t recall the stops I was near when they passed me).

    Are some stops not being serviced?
    If it’s not abandoned stops, are drivers not stopping if they decide their buses are too full?

    I’m just trying to figure out what went wrong and how to plan to avoid this happening again. This was inconvenient and frustrating, having to carry all of that food, but I’m sturdy enough so I made do and tried not to be too upset. If this had happened on a work day, though, I don’t know what I would’ve done. I would’ve been in big trouble. I can’t lose my job. Any thoughts on what happened? This was today, Mon. April 20, between 6am & 8am.

    • Hi m;

      Very sorry to hear this. Can you please let us know exactly where you were waiting — nearest intersection, direction you were going and the city.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  22. City: LA, Echo Park

    Stops:
    1) 92-North: Glendale & Clifford
    2) 603-North: Glendale & Berkeley (passed me twice)

    These stops were being serviced by these lines last week, no issues.

    Thank you!

    • Thank you, m!

      Sending this right away to our bus planning team. And, again, sorry for the inconvenience and hopefully this won’t happen again.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  23. Thank you. I was just talking to a friend and she said she was *also* passed by a 603-North this morning, but she was at Alvarado and Montana. She says there were 2 other people waiting w/ her at the stop and they, too, all waved down the driver to no avail.

    I feel bad about all of this that’s going on; I empathize with Metro being stressed in unforeseen, difficult to manage ways. I especially empathize w/ drivers on the frontlines (shouts to some of my fave 603 drivers: Elizabeth, Gilbert, Hairo, & Orlando–I hope they’re all safe & well today). I know everyone’s doing what they can to try and make this work. I truly just want to be able to plan as best I can. Many thanks for your time and efforts.

    • Hi m —

      Did the 603s that passed you look like there were lots of riders on board? I know that’s hard to tell with reflections and sometimes the ads. My hunch is the morning “peak hour” trips (and I know peak is a weird word to be using during safer at home) may have lots of people still commuting to their jobs. I also know a lot of people like to hit the groceries early to avoid the lines and while groceries still have some particular items in stock. Think those two destinations may be leading to some crowding during some morning trips here and there — we’ve only had a few complaints here and there this a.m. We’re looking at areas where there were problems. Your intel is very helpful!

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  24. Honestly, I couldn’t tell how full, but last week they were full in the mornings (standing room from the back to near the rear door), so they likely were at least as full today.

    But if drivers are passing people at stops b/c they feel their buses are too full, at least I know that’s happening. Is that happening? In the past, I’ve had drivers stop to open the door and tell me (sadly) they were sorry but they’re full and there’s no room for me. Maybe now even that’s not happening b/c of risks. I was just at a loss for what happened, and that it happened 3 times btwx 2 lines, no info — no regrets from a driver, no signs on the bus stop — left me really confused about what could be going on.

    • Hi m —

      We’re trying to find out reason for the pass ups and how best to advise riders when buses become too full. Good to know that in past buses at least stopped to tell you that they’re too full. Thanks again —

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  25. > Good to know that in past buses at least
    > stopped to tell you that they’re too full.
    Yup. The drivers are generally pretty great (I’ve only ever been passed up for that reason 15x in maybe 20 yrs). I know everyone’s trying their best. Thanks, again.

  26. Steve, I believe the 603 is serviced with 30 foot buses as opposed to 40 foot buses. With the cut backs perhaps the contractor can substitute 40 foot buses on the 603 assignments.

    • We have been talking to the contractor on that very point — good suggestion. Thank you,

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  27. I suggest for more 224 bus. It’s pretty crowded from 4pm-7pm. It’s hard to practice social distance. People needed to go home and had o choice

    • Hi Brian;

      Thanks much for the intel — I’ll let your bus planners know. Could you please let me know a little more info — your direction of travel and approximate start/finish of trip? Also, could you estimate about how many people are on board the bus?

      Thanks much and we appreciate you riding and writing,

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  28. Can you please replace the 40 to 45 footers with 60 footers in Metro Local 16 to promote social distancing because there’s a lot of people taking the bus.

    • Hi Anthony,

      Thank you for the feedback. Our planners are currently looking at this line and evaluating against the latest ridership data still coming in.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source