Over the past several years, we listened to your ideas about how to improve our bus network and the way it operates. We do not take this work lightly. It’s been a heavy lift to reboot an entire system and we are still working to get it right.
We implemented Phase 2 of the NextGen Bus Plan service changes on June 27 to offer faster, more frequent and more reliable service on many of our routes. It was the biggest change our bus system has seen in decades.
After reviewing the feedback received from our customers over the past couple of weeks, we’ll be making some adjustments on select routes to improve connectivity to the new network in the San Fernando Valley and Silver Lake.
Thanks to your feedback, the lines below will see changes beginning Sunday, July 18:
Line 152: As of Sunday, July 11, the new route 152 westbound detour in Canoga Park/West Hills travels via Roscoe Boulevard left onto Topanga Canyon Boulevard, right at Sherman Way, right at Fallbrook Avenue and right at Roscoe Boulevard back to the terminus at Roscoe Boulevard where the eastbound Line 152 trip departs from. This change will increase service area and provide connectivity with Line 162 on Sherman Way and Fallbrook Avenue.
Line 222: Starting Sunday, July 18, a new shuttle route 622 in Burbank and Sun Valley will link Line 222 at Hollywood Burbank Airport with Sun Valley and Lines 90, 92, 152, 169, 224, 230 and 294 via Hollywood Way, Glenoaks Boulevard, Tuxford Street and Roscoe Boulevard to Laurel Canyon Boulevard. This shuttle will operate weekdays and weekends and helps provide links previously available on Lines 152 and 222.
Line 236: An additional branch of Line 236, Line 235, will be added on weekdays starting Monday, July 19 in Granada Hills, San Fernando and Sylmar to service the previous route north of Rinaldi Street along Balboa Boulevard, Foothill Boulevard, and Glenoaks Boulevard to the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station. On weekdays, every second existing Line 236 trip will be modified to operate via the new Line 235 alignment, with 30-minute weekday service maintained on Balboa Boulevard south of Rinaldi Street to Ventura Boulevard with the combination of Lines 235 and 236; hourly service will operate north of Rinaldi Street on both Lines 235 and 236. On weekends, Line 236 will continue to operate hourly.
Line 182: While Line 182 replaced former Line 201 on June 27 to provide more frequent service, the new route doesn’t fully serve areas on Silver Lake Boulevard in Silver Lake. Starting Sunday, July 18, the Silver Lake Boulevard area will be served by Metro Micro, our on-demand ride-hail service, as part of the zone serving Glendale/Eagle Rock/Highland Park. Hours of operation are 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., seven days a week. Learn more about how to book a ride at metro.net/micro.
And for those who have questions regarding their lines or service areas, please keep in mind we have another round of service changes happening in September and December as we implement the final phase of the NextGen Bus Plan and restore bus service to pre-pandemic levels.
Reminder: masks are still required when riding public transit. Please be sure to wear a mask on Metro. Metro has installed mask dispensers on numerous buses, trains and at stations to make it easier for riders who may have forgotten or misplaced their masks.
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