Upcoming service changes on Sunday, October 23, will add more frequent service to many Metro bus lines

Metro is making service changes to some bus lines starting Sunday, October 23, to provide riders with more frequent service — so you’ll wait less time for your bus. 

These changes are part of our work to restore service to pre-pandemic levels in the coming year. We started adding more frequent trips this past June and we’ll continue to add service in the upcoming December round of updates. 

As we did in June, we’re also adjusting some of our bus schedules to reflect today’s traffic levels. For riders, that means more buses will more often arrive on schedule. 

These service updates will also help our revamped NextGen bus system live up to its potential by offering more frequent and convenient bus service for many riders. That means riders will spend less time on their commutes — and give them back precious time for everything else in their lives. 

We want to thank our riders for their patience during the pandemic as we’ve worked to provide as much service as possible. Your loyalty and patronage is appreciated and we are dedicated to doing everything we can to serve you better. We also thank our bus operators, who heroically worked overtime throughout the pandemic to make sure riders got where they needed to go. We’re grateful for their courage and commitment. 

You can find a full list of changes below. You can also check any changes to your bus line or lines at metro.net/mybus – all the new timetables effective October 23 will be posted by Oct. 10. We will also be printing new timetables that will be available later this month on board buses and at Metro Customer Centers. 

One note: peak period hours on weekdays are generally from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the mornings and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the afternoon and evenings. 

Line 2 (Adding Back Frequency) — Buses will run every 10 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays instead of every 12 minutes. The 2 Line’s schedule will also be revised on weekdays to improve service reliability. 

Line 4 (Adding Back Frequency) – Buses will run every 7.5 minutes on weekdays instead of every 10 minutes and will run every 10 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays instead of every 12 minutes. 

Line 14 – We’re revising the schedules for Line 14 to improve service reliability.  

Line 18 (Adding Back Frequency) – Buses will run every 6 minutes during weekday peak periods instead  of every 7.5 minutes. Line 18’s schedule will also be  revised on weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays to improve service reliability.  

Line 28 (Adding Back Frequency) – Buses will run every 12 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays instead of every 15 minutes. Line 28’s weekday schedule will also be revised to improve service reliability.  

Line 30 (Adding Back Frequency) — Buses will run every  7.5 minutes during weekday peak periods instead of every 10 minutes. 

Line 33 – One additional trip will be added on Saturdays to accommodate more riders.  

Line 37 – We’re revising Line 37’s schedule to improve service reliability.  

Line 40 (Route Change) – Line 40 is being changed southbound where it will have new stops serving the K Line’s Martin Luther King Jr. and Downtown Inglewood K Line stations. The northbound 40 will stop on Crenshaw Boulevard to serve the K Line’s Leimert Park Station. The K Line opens on Oct. 7.  

Line 53 (Adding Back Frequency) – Buses will run every 10 minutes on weekdays instead of every 10 to 12  minutes.  

Line 60 – We’re revising Line 60’s schedule on weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays to improve service reliability.  

Line 66 (Adding Back Frequency) – Buses will run every 10 minutes at midday on weekdays instead of every 12 minutes. 

Line 70 – (Adding Back Frequency) – Buses will run every 7.5 minutes on weekdays instead of every10 minutes.  

Line 76 – Line 76’s schedule Sundays is being revised  to improve service reliability.  

Line 78 (Route Change) – The terminus in Arcadia for eastbound Line 78 trips is relocated from westbound Las Tunas Drive to eastbound Live Oak Avenue at McCulloch Avenue. First stop for westbound trips will continue to be the existing stop on westbound La Tunas Drive. Line 78’s schedule is being revised on weekdays to improve service reliability.  

Line 90 – Buses will  run every 20 minutes on weekdays instead of every 30 minutes. Line 90’s schedules are being revised on weekdays and Saturdays to improve service reliability.  

Line 92 (Adding Back Frequency) – Buses will run every 20 minutes on weekdays instead of every 30 minutes. Line 92’s schedules are being revised on weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays to improve service reliability.  

Line 94 – Line 94’s schedules are being revised on weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays to improve service reliability.  

Line 106 – Line 106’s schedules are being revised on Saturdays and Sundays to improve service reliability.  

Line 108  – We’re adding two additional trips on weekdays to accommodate more riders.  

Line 111 (Route Change) – Line 111’s westbound route is being adjusted to include a stop at the Downtown Inglewood K Line Station.  

Line 150 – Line 150’s schedules  are being revised on weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays to improve service reliability.  

Line 152 – Line 152’s schedules are being revised on weekdays and Saturdays to improve service reliability.  

Line 180 (Adding Back Frequency) – Buses will run every 10 minutes on weekdays instead of every 12 minutes.  

Line 207 (Adding Back Frequency) – Buses will run every 7.5 minutes at midday on weekdays instead of every 10 minutes. 

Line 210 (Adding Back Frequency and route change) – Buses will run every 10 minutes on weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays instead of every 12 to 15 minutes. Line 210’s schedules will also be revised on weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays to improve service reliability. The northbound 210 will use Crenshaw Boulevard to stop at the K Line’s Leimert Park Station.  

Lines 211/215 (Route Change) – The 211/215’s route will be extended to stop at the K Line’s Downtown Inglewood K Line Station. 

Line 212 (Route Change, Adding Back Frequency) – The north end of Line 212 will be changed to near the Hollywood/Highland Station and will no longer serve Hollywood Boulevard and the Hollywood/Vine Station — Line 217 will still serve this route segment along Hollywood Boulevard. Buses on Line 212 will run every 10 minutes on weekdays instead of every 12 minutes. Three late night trips to or from Hawthorne/Lennox Station will be added on weekday, Saturdays and Sundays to help serve riders attending events at SoFi stadium and the Forum. Three extra trips are being added on Saturdays to accommodate more riders. 

Line 217 (Adding Back Frequency) – Buses will run every 10 minutes on weekdays instead of every 12 minutes. Line 217’s weekday schedule will be revised to improve service reliability.

Line 224 (Route Change and Adding Back Frequency) – Line 224’s route will extend from Sylmar Station to Olive View Medical Center on weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays — replacing Line 690. Buses will run every 15 minutes on weekdays between Universal City/Studio City Station and Sylmar Station and every 30 minutes between Sylmar Station and Olive View Medical Center. Buses will run every 20 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays between Universal City/Studio City Station and Sylmar Station and every 30 minutes between Sylmar Station and Olive View Medical Center. Schedules for Line 224 will be revised to improve service reliability. 

Line 234 – Schedules for Line 234 on weekdays will be revised to improve service reliability. 

Line 237 (Route Change) – Buses on Line 237 will be rerouted via Burbank Boulevard and Lankershim Boulevard to and from North Hollywood Station to better distribute east-west bus service across the San Fernando Valley.  

Line 240 (Adding Back Frequency) – Buses will run every 10 minutes during weekday peak hours instead of every 10 minutes. Line 240 will have revised schedules on weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays to improve service reliability.  

Line 265 (Route Change) – Line 265’s route in Pico Rivera will end on Whittier Boulevard at Rosemead Boulevard due to closure of the bus terminal lot at Passons Boulevard and Jackson Street.  

Line 460 – One extra trip is being added on weekdays to accommodate more riders.  

Line 534 – This line will be renumbered as Line 134 as of Oct. 23. There is no change to the 534’s route or stops when it becomes Line 134, in order to be more consistent with the numbering system for Metro local buses. One extra trip is being added on weekdays to improve service reliability. The schedules for Line 134 are being revised on weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays to improve service reliability.  

Line 690 (Route Change, Adding Back Frequency) – Line 224 will extend from Sylmar Station to Olive View Medical Center in place of Line 690, which will continue to operate its usual route between Olive View Medical Center and Sunland. Line 690 will run every 30 minutes on weekdays instead of every 50 minutes. Line 690 will run every 40 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays instead of every 50 minutes. 

Line 857 C & K Line Link (New Line) – This new bus line will run starting Oct. 7 between the K Line’s Westchester Station and the C Line’s Aviation/LAX Station. The purpose of this route is to provide a transit link between the two stations until rail service opens between the K and C Lines. 

 

45 replies

  1. Does line 857 stop at the Century Blvd station, or just go straight between the C and K lines?

    • Hi Pat —

      It goes straight between the stations — no stops.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  2. Bring back late night service to the Rail System on weekends!!!!!

    • It’s as if Metro would like us to just forget that they ever had those service levels. Their complete silence on this matter suggests that they’d rather just not bother with it for some odd reason. It’s ridiculous. I guess they’d rather people be driving drunk or using rideshare (which adds traffic congestion) after getting out of the bars or late night shows or whatever else then have decent public transit availability to get them home. Bravo.

  3. Another STUPID service change on line #212 (La Brea/going north) to further INCONVENIENCE riders..Bus will WILL end at Hollywood and Highland instead of going all the way to Hollywood/Vine/Argyle station..WHAT SENSE DOES THIS MAKE? Why must folks change buses at intersection that is GROSS and DISGUSTING in order to get another bus that goes all the way across Hollywood to end of line.. Do not expect an answer..And if I do get one it will be full of bull…..

    • The 212 truncation at Hollywood/Highland makes no sense at all. The first stop isn’t directly at Hollywood/Highland Station. For riders heading to the 212 from B Line will be forced to walk about half a mile from the first Line 212 stop at Sycamore. I still hate the fact Metro had truncated routes with high ridership specifically Line 51 at 7th St or Line 720 to Commerce Center. The 212 truncation won’t just lead to inconvenience, but It’ll also lose connections with Lines 180 & 222. For a rider who is heading to San Fernando Valley or Glendale/Pasadena will be forced to walk at the crowded Hollywood Walk of Fame. In my honest opinion, one bus line should serve both Hollywood/Vine & Hollywood/Highland to have more connections with Walk of Fame. Line 212 should still end at Hollywood/Vine Station while Lines 180 & 210 should end at Hollywood/Highland. For Line 222, I would like the line to end at Highland/Santa Monica via Hollywood & Highland.

      • It really is completely asinine. Anybody traveling from the La Brea corridor to the San fernando valley or eastward along hollywood blvd. (or vice versa) now has to walk a much longer distance through the crowded walk of fame area just to transfer to or from B line. Why is metro unable to keep the existing bus stops at Hollywood/ highland and truncating to sycamore, let alone having to truncate at all? is this all for minor cost savings to increase bus turnaround times so that 2 minutes can be shaved off the headways? Why not just, ya know, ADD A COUPLE MORE BUSES to the 212 to accomodate said frequency increase? so what if it costs slightly more. Anyway theres already a small bus layover facility for staff at argyle which is presumably why vine has been the start and end point for the 212 and several other bus lines all this time. This new change introduces needless inconveniences for riders. My God. This is yet another metro facepalm moment.

  4. BTW: Metro has NO clue how to run a bus system..Every few months they change service/bus schedules with the hope that it is more efficient..NOT… And to get more riders..NOT…Eliminating Rapid Service: #704#780 was a huge mistake.. And NOT having a Rapid Line on #2 and #212 shows a lack of care and insight to the ridership that uses the bus because most people do NOT want to to sit on a long/long LOCAL ride that takes double the time to get where one is going..Geez…

  5. Any chance some nextgen changes get another look before implementation? I’m looking at the 62 change and realizing cutting downtown/telegraph portion is gonna be a disaster

    • I’m little sad Line 40 & 212 won’t be swapped for this shakeup. I was waiting for this change to happen to mimic with the opening of the K Line. I could see it happening by the full K Line opening in 2023 or an another shakeup like June 2023.

      In regards to Line 212. I strongly oppose the line to be truncated at Hollywood/Highland because it is inconvenient for riders to be forced to walk at Hollywood Walk of Fame and they’ll lose connections with Lines 180 (Pasadena) & 222 (San Fernando Valley). The 212 first stop is relatively far to the famous Hollywood/Highland Station and it doesn’t provide a direct connection with the B Line. According the ridership data from October 2019, 389 riders boarded Line 212 at Hollywood/Highland west to Dolby Theater & About 250 riders boarded Line 212 at Hollywood/Vine southbound stop (layover included). Nearly 700 riders would be forced to walk to Sycamore Av and it is ridiculous. This isn’t the first time Metro had truncated routes with good ridership levels near end. This recently happened to Line 51 back in December 2021 (to this day, I still wish Metro can extend those trips back to Wilshire/Vermont Station even for select trips). Metro also had tried multiple times on lines, such as Line 460 in the past.

      • Line 217 is always late you will never be on time to transfer to the Line 180 to Glendale and Pasadena it happens to me all the time it annoys me all the time it’s getting even worst than the June 2021 shake up when they discontinued Line 780 Rapid trust me bad shake up

      • Same. I thought the same. I can wait until the new Redondo Beach Transit Center opens to see if Lines 40, 212, 211, and 215 would be impacted.

        I thought Lines 40 and 212 would be swapped for the October 2022 change, but I can wait until December or June.

        For Lines 211 and 215, extending to the Downtown Inglewood station was the first step. I can wait until the Redondo Beach Transit Center to open to see if Line 211 and 215 will split in the next phase of the NextGen plan.They were proposing to split Lines 211 and 215 as separate loops serving Prairie Av and Inglewood Av. Line 211 would run between the Downtown Inglewood station and the Hawthorne/Lennox station. Line 215, on the other hand, would serve another loop between the Hawthorne/Lennox station and the Redondo Beach Transit Center.

        I can wait until December 2022 or June 2023 to see if the aforementioned four routes would be changed.

  6. What on earth did Metro make it necessary to take two buses to get all the way to Woodland Hills from Sherman Oaks or Studio City?

  7. “ Line 212 (Route Change, Adding Back Frequency) – The north end of Line 212 will be changed to near the Hollywood/Highland Station and will no longer serve Hollywood Boulevard and the Hollywood/Vine Station — Line 217 will still serve this route segment along Hollywood Boulevard. Buses on Line 212 will run every 10 minutes on weekdays instead of every 12 minutes. Three late night trips to or from Hawthorne/Lennox Station will be added on weekday, Saturdays and Sundays to help serve riders attending events at SoFi stadium and the Forum. Three extra trips are being added on Saturdays to accommodate more riders.”

    – Wait, hold on, so now, 212 riders will have to transfer to 217 or Red Line, and then transfer again to the 180 or 222? Tell me how that makes any sense. You’re literally making things more inconvenient for the sake of saving a few bucks.

    Man I am so not looking forward to going back to LA. Public Transit in the US is failing just as expected.

    • I looked at the Next Gen Bus Plan and it appears line 180 and 217 are meant to be combined. So the 212 truncation would result in a single transfer.

      Not sure why metro decided to truncate 212 before combining 180 and 217.

  8. Re-extend Line 2 to Downtown LA via Sunset, and get rid of Line 4 to Downtown, shorten #4 to Sanborn Ave (renumbered #104), and bring Line 200 back on Alvarado/Hoover, and merge it with Line 92 north of Montana Ave to Glendale Metrolink Station. Next, renumber #92 back to Line 292 by shortening the line to Glendale Metrolink! Merge current #690 to current #90, shortening the line to Glendale Metrolink to favor more service with Line 94 to DTLA via San Fernando Road! Have the Sunland/Vineland segment sent to a new Line #223 to revive original #156/237 to Universal via Vineland!

    • Mark: Agree as I use #2 bus and it should continue on Sunset to downtown as it once did..Instead of turning on Alvarado. .Also, used to take #92 bus at corner Los Feliz Blvd and San Fernando that went straight up this corridor to Ikea. Then Metro changed route and bus began traveling along Brand and then circled down Broadway back to San Fernando to Burbank..Why? The stops along Brand or Broadway didn’t pick up enough passengers to justify this ridiculous re-routing..

      • Only reason why Line 94 served Broadway/Brand was because to serve Downtown Glendale. Metro wanted a one-seat ride between NoHo-Downtown Burbank-Glendale-DTLA. Serving Downtown Glendale has more connections than industrial Glendale side. My suggestion is to extend Line 294 to Glendale Station via old Line 94. Also, Line 94 should still serve San Fernando/Los Feliz stop as it had approx 400 riders Pre-COVID via San Fernando, Chevy Chase, Brand, & Broadway, & San Fernando. For Line 180, it should still serve Central Av for a direct service at Americana/Galleria and it has a much higher ridership on Central Av than Brand Av. Glendale 1 isn’t even a better alternative as it only runs 6AM-7PM daily with no holiday schedule compared to 24/7 on Line 180.

        In regards of Line 2, they relocated service from DTLA to Expo Park as according to Metro data, most riders from Expo Park mainly USC travel to Westside like Hollywood and WeHo. We already have Line 4 serving DTLA and it has a much heavier demand and more frequent service than Line 2. It should be renumbered to Line 100 as it doesn’t travel to DTLA anymore, though.

    • “Re-extend Line 2 to Downtown LA via Sunset, and get rid of Line 4 to Downtown, shorten #4 to Sanborn Ave (renumbered #104)”
      – Layovering Line 4 at Sanborn where Line 175 used to be is totally a bad idea as it can barely handle one standard-sized bus. Since Line 4 would have 2-3 articulated buses layovering at that stop would result into reliance issues of the bus capacity. If you want Line 4 to be shortened and Line 2 is extended to DTLA I prefer ending at Union Station. Although I prefer ending Line 4 at Broadway/Venice like today But a minor reroute via Chávez, Alameda, Los Angeles, Temple, & back to Broadway/Hill to serve better access to Union Station. For current Line 2 to Expo Park, this line should be renumbered to Line 100 to match with the 100-series lines. According to NextGen data, most riders on Expo Park/USC side board to Hollywood or WeHo. Without NextGen, I would like to see Line 2 run between UCLA and DTLA while Line 702 running from UCLA to Expo Park.

      “Bring Line 200 back on Alvarado/Hoover, and merge it with Line 92 north of Montana Ave to Glendale Metrolink Station”
      – The entire Line 200 is pretty much maintained via Line 2. In regards of Glendale extension, we already have Line 603 from Westlake to Glendale and will serve Glendale Station as proposed from NextGen. Merging Line 92 & 200 to Glendale Station looks good on paper but headways don’t match and demand on 92 is relatively lower than Line 200.

      “Renumber #92 back to Line 292 by shortening the line to Glendale Metrolink!”
      – This could strongly affect riders who rely a bus from SFV to DTLA and the reason 92/292 were merged back in 2017 was because of popular demand and heavy transfers in Burbank. I prefer keeping the 92 the way it is and extend the route to Broadway/Venice in DTLA as proposed.

      “Merge current #690 to current #90, shortening the line to Glendale Metrolink to favor more service with Line 94 to DTLA via San Fernando Road!”
      – I won’t mind merging Lines 90/690 back the way it is, but I prefer extending Line 690 to Pasadena City College via Foothill Bl, La Cànada Flintridge, JPL, & Line 177 providing a continuous line from Olive View to Pasadena via Foothill No and JPL.
      – For Line 90 truncation to Glendale Station, demand is relatively high as many Glendale College students travel to DTLA or Glassell Park area. I would agree extending late-night trips of Line 90 to Glendale Station though. The DTLA portion of Line 90 should be restored up to 7th/Maple. However, more service on Line 94 is long overdue. It should be 10-12 minutes on weekdays while on weekends it should be 15-20 minutes instead of 15 on weekdays and 30 on weekends respectfully.

      “Have the Sunland/Vineland segment sent to a new Line #223 to revive original #156/237 to Universal via Vineland!”
      – Not a bad idea tbh, but the current Line 90 cover that segment already and it is a long route enough. For the portion south of North Hollywood to Universal City, I prefer Line 162 as an extension instead of 237 as it serves Vineland Bl, it is a shorter route than Line 90, and provide a direct link.

  9. Dave: Makes NO sense to end 212 line at Hollywood and Highland. And make passengers wait for the 217 in front of McDonald’s a filthy and gross stop in order to continue ride to Argyle/Vine station. That intersection is very busy with all crossing and vehicles must wait several minutes in order to get across. Not to mention that soon enough they will shut down Hollywood Blvd for Oscar events and re-route buses.. So one must stand there for eternity when it was easy enough to continue on ONE bus to end of destination.. This is a freaking mess. As Metro continues to downgrade Hollywood transportation..

  10. The NextGen Plan is already failed in first place causing a reduced ridership, discontinued rapid line services and inconvenient seat ride but I did hear about the Metro board meeting website according to public comment as for sample, when transfer from bus and rail to microtransit (Metro Micro) then it has pay for extra fare charge on Metro Micro. To be honest, Metro Micro are acting as other municipal bus transit agencies and no wonder how Metro did introduce microtransit around 2019 or 2020 I believed without at least 18-24 months delay while rumors is tried to ask Metro with opposed and rejected service change until pandemic situation over for short and long-term recover from Covid. That shouldn’t be made in July 2020 revised service change and didn’t follow long-term and short-term with changing back in April 2020 service change for temporary bus line suspensions so that’s too late for Metro.

    Hopefully if Metro wants to go back without pandemic in 2010-2019 previously bus service for revamped service change. I strongly to approve that Metro need to start reinstate rapid service and bring back one seat ride for some bus lines that riders need to get on time.

    Also I know for the facts of San Gabriel Valley Transit Feasibility Study is suggested by Svgcog members are adding NextGen Rapid to proposal service change just like San Diego Forward Plan 2021 is plan to adding NextGen Rapid for proposal service change as well.

    By the way, these service change on December may be happen as revision bus lines to analyzing for extension service. Hopefully Line 256 will be extended to East LA (ELAC Transit Center) maybe and other bus lines will be effected as well. Line 256 is analyze for extending to East Los Angeles sound like a deal but I oppose to rerouting the LAC-USC Medical Hospital and merging Line 605 on Line 256 that’s because there is a bus line on Huntington Drive/Mission Road which is Line 78 is serving Huntington Dr/Mission Rd will cause conflict with duplicate service.
    Also Line 182 will extension to CSULA Transit Center in future date with effective service change were suggestion by Gateway Cities Councit Chair so yes I hear from the Gateway Cities Council Chair for last time on Metro baord meeting website.

    The Montebello Bus Lines service change may happen in 2023 if the Montebello Bus Moves are approved with revised service change then also the OCTA Making Better Connection service changes may happen by 2023 if the OCTA is approved revised service change as well. I will be looking forward as the OCTA live achieve audio meeting website by October 13th, 2022 for the transit commitee. Some of the OCTA proposal service change is good and bad as I opposed the OCTA Express Route 701 and 721 in Los Angeles are being discontinued service.

    • Isn’t Line 256 still planned to be merged with Line 182 along with Line 665? In regards to Line 256 extension to ELAC, I heard there had been talks from Commerce Transit about they want to relocate their Line 200 to ELAC, and yes they will talk with Metro about this change.

      • Oh okay, the Commerce Transit Line 200 are planned to relocate and rerouted service it sounds like a deal. Probably maybe Line 258 will be effected route change to analyze without duplicate service so hopefully in around 2025-2026 service change. Probably Line 182 service change is approved by Next Generation Plan will be held on future date shakeup with extension options are CSULA Transit Center or Olympic Bl / Indiana St last stop layover when the Metro SGV & Westside Service Council Board Meeting are decided with service change. Let’s find out with update!

        • Not A Random Rider: But yes, Line 182 did plan to merge Line 256 / Line 665 coverage due to Next Generation Plan as proposal service change results.

    • Let’s hope God will the Service Change in December my hope is Lines 180 and 217 will be combined to become a single Line 180 extending from Pasadena City College to La Cienega/Jefferson (E) Expo Line Station now if they’re going to combined Lines 180 and 217 all they have to do is add more service reliability to run more frequency service Monday through Friday from every 12 minutes to every 6 minutes and Saturdays and Sundays from every 15 minutes to every 10 minutes because this route is a higher ridership that will work for the Spanish speaking riders (Culver City and Mid-City riders) to make it on time to work in Glendale and Pasadena or going for a nice ride to do their errands in Glendale, Glendale Galleria or Pasadena or Old Town Pasadena and they don’t have to transfer to another route anymore when they start to combined Lines 180 and 217

      My hope is Lines 182 and 665 should be combined and become a single Line 182 extending from Vermont/Sunset Red Line Station to Boyle Heights terminating at Olympic and Indiana

      My other hope is Lines 211 and 215 will be split and become as a single Line 211 and a single 215 they need to add an all-day service 7 days a week it might work for the South Bay residents to ride Line 211 and 215 when they do their errands or to their doctor’s appointment or when other South Bay residents go to church ⛪️ on Sundays that might work for the Prairie Ave neighborhood and the Inglewood Ave neighborhood they need to start working on that

      Hopefully this changes will happen in December 2022

  11. Are we going to have another service change in December 2022? And will Metro add service on Lines 76 & 260 after 5:30PM? If not, I may need to check with my boss to change my work schedule… The current schedules for 76 & 260 are really unfriendly for people getting off daily work after 5:30PM in Pasadena. I believe many people are getting off work at 5:30PM or after, and both Lines 76 & 260 start to operate at a lower frequency after 5:30PM. Line 260 is the only bus that provides a direct connection between the heart of Pasadena with communities like South Pasadena, Alhambra, Monterey Park, and East LA. Why Line 78 has a service frequency of every 12-15 minutes until near 8PM while Line 76 only has every 30-40 minutes after 5:30PM? Per Metro’s data, weekday ridership for the two lines is 6200 (78) vs 5050 (76). Ridership of Line 78 is not significantly higher than 76 but the service level (especially after 5:30PM) is much higher. Seriously, if Metro can’t increase the frequencies for Line 76 & 260 (especially after 5:30PM), it better passes these two lines to Foothill Transit.

    The morning commute toward Pasadena is also horrible by the way. After schools were back in session, the northbound 260 trip that supposes to arrive at Fair Oaks/Colorado at 8:12AM is Never on time, I feel lucky if that trip is only 10 minutes late at Fair Oaks/Colorado.

    • Probably never, unfortunately. However, if a Rapid bus was ever installed in Whittier Bl again, I would like to see a new Line 718 run from Wilshire/Vermont Station to Whittwood Town Center via 6th St & Whittier Bl as a one-seat ride from DTLA to Uptown Whittier is long overdue. I’m aware Lines 470/471 & 318 ran to Whittier at one point, but those lines were cancelled hard and riders now force to transfer between Metro Line 18 & Montebello Line 10. I really want to see that Rapid line come into a reality one day and I have a feeling this line will a much reliable line than the E Line extension to almost nowhere in Whittier.

  12. Hi Steve,

    Thanks for the update, this is good news. Would you perhaps know if Metro will add back frequency for the rail lines? I still remember fondly of the 6 min headways pre-pandemic. It’s also downright shameful that the Red and Purple lines are at 15 min headways DURING RUSH HOUR! It should be no more than 5 during rush hour, and 8 outside of it. Please let us know if Metro rail headway increases is even in consideration.

    Thanks!

  13. Its like the people that work at Metro don’t ride the system… Wait, they dont!

    Hollywood has been a mess since they ruined the 217…

    7th st metro was paralyzed last week during rush hour because of a crackhead on the tracks that the cops were just watching and waiting.. I said “Ill just go up to Wilshire and Flower and catch the 20…” Well, that stop is now at 5th and flower. Who planned that rubbish connection? And I agree about the 51, which is also a Subway alternative, but nope, I had to walk to the 66.

    Ill be honest, our system sucks now. Trains end at 12, and miss each other at critical connection late at night..

    The last Greenline (C train) hit Rosa Parks ar 12:21, while the last train N on the Blue Line (A train) arrives at 12:24.. There are NO Subways running after midnight, and then you get to 7th at about 1 a.m. and have to step over crackheads and junkies to go ride a bus with more crackheads and junkies.

    Lifetime rider; lookin for a car these days. I dont even care about smog or the environment.; or traffic. Metro has roaches.

    Id take my Measure R and M votes back if I could.

    Signing off

  14. How about replacing Metro with a proper transit agency as they have in European cities that worry more about moving people around than losing their bonuses because they didn’t reduce the budget.
    Been waiting for 45 minutes for a bus that’s supposed to run every 10 minutes (Line 4). Why? Because you can’t keep drivers!

  15. So if line 78 discharges at Live Oak/McCulloch then I have a stronger suggestion consider extending line 78 and/or 179 from Las Tunas/Live Oak and/or Arcadia Station to Duarte/City of Hope Station vid Duarte Rd replacing the canceled line 264 because what happens if there is a disruption of L Line(Gold) service between Arcadia and Duarte at least instead of wasting money on shuttle buses we should have a fixed route service on Duarte Rd. Also, there are people who are unable to get around on Duarte Rd East of Santa Anita by walking all the way far to the L Line Station to get around is very complicated and inconvenient to use mobility. I’m very concerned that the goMonrovia thing would be very complicated to use when visiting Monrovia area. If my proposal of line 179 extended to Duarte/City of Hope station, then we could make line 179 go in and out of Arcadia Station with the loop being Huntington/1st/Santa Clara/Santa Anita for eastbound and westbound trips.

    • Bill: I do agreed with service extension to Duarte/City of Hope Station on Line 179 so I have been comment on SGV Board Meeting since last year for Line 179 extension to Duarte/City of Hope Station and no reply with feedback from Mr. Wassell (Senior Transit Planner). By the way, I have been ride on Line 264 (Altadena-Monrovia) since 2020 but yes I already been rode before. Unfortunately no wonder how the NextGen Plan are already cancel service the Duarte/City of Hope Station and leaving inconvenient seat ride to eliminate Line 264 so that’s ridiculous. My suggestions is Line 179 service extension from Rose Hills Transit Center to Duarte/City of Hope Station: Huntington Drive, Baldwin Ave and Duarte Rd on both directions without duplication service so the Foothill Transit Line 187 did cover Huntington Dr between Rosemead Bl (City of Arcadia) and San Gabriel Ave via Azusa Ave (City of Azusa). Hopefully it will address the issue for future service change shakeup as resolve the route change extension to Duarte/City of Hope Station instead of Arcadia Station but it is up to the SGV Board Meeting decision.

  16. Metro needs to be completely rebuilt / restructured from the ground up as an agency. As it is now, they are clearly not up to the task of fulfilling their mandates. The fact that the higher-ups at Metro, the decision makers, lets say, don’t ride the system regularly is egregious.

  17. Why Metro also forget to adjust rail services every single time when they change their bus schedule? When are you going to add back 10 mins frequency at peak on the red and purple lines?

  18. Hola, I have a problem, I think this is covering the Fast Track, and I want to get ride of the service for me, I would like top know the schedule of “Fast Track” in order of not to have it. Many persons had died or the bad gays are planning it. I don’t want that happens. Thanks.

    • Hi Veronica —

      Please call our ExpressLanes at (877) 812-0022. The number is staffed 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  19. STEVE HYMON: Please explain the reason 212 will END at Hollywood and Highland. I see NO advantage for riders who must get off that bus and take 217 further along to Hollywood/Argyle.

    Traffic at this location is a mess. Along with all crossing that takes forever. And let’s not forget that when the movie studios close down Hollywood Blvd from La Brea to Highland for a special event and this is soon coming buses are then redirected to run along Sunset to Highland and then up to Hollywood Blvd..

    All this ADDS UNECESSARY and WASTEFUL WAITING time that could better spent getting to our destination in a TIMELY FASHION..

    I look forward to a response..

    Joanne

  20. I couldn’t help but notice Metro is retiring the Nabi 3100 series, are those buses being replaced with new 30 to 35ft buses, like the Gilligs or Proterras??!? Because I doubt a 40 footer can take on the 218 route! Not to mention lines 96, 256, 603, 617 etc.

    I feel like metro should implement more shuttle routes with the 600’s like they did back in the day to connect more neighborhoods. Like K-Town to Northeast LA. / South Pasadena. Or Santa Clarita to Sylmar.

    I still think lines 18 and 66 should be extended out to Pico Rivera for more future North South Connections especially with lines 265 and 266.

    What ever happened to the Lincoln BRT on the westside?

    Lastly I think a BRT on Washington should be implemented to run from DTLA to La Habra.

    • In my dimension, I would extend Line 265 to Rio Hondo College via Whittier/Norwalk/Workman Mill Rd and South to LBCC via Del Amo Bl & Clark Av. For Line 266, it would end at CSULB just like it did before C Line opened in 1995.

      For Line 18, I would end the line at Whittwood Center via Whittier Bl like it did in the past with owl trips extended to La Habra. In regards of a BRT, I would run that line via Whittier Bl due to heavier demand.

      For Line 66, I would extend the line to Beverly Hospital via Olympic, Montebello, & Beverly. SL trips should be extended to Garfield Bl.

  21. I do wish sometimes all transit agencies in LA County would just combine into 1 entity. All streets would be covered. Connections definitely would not be an issue and on top of that, y’all would have so many drivers that wait times would almost be nonexistent. I mean one could only dream right? Norwalk, Montebello, Commerce, Gardena, Torrance, Glendale, Pasadena, Foothill, Big Blue Bus, Santa Clarita, Palmdale, Long Beach, Beach Cities. Hell, even Commuter Express all tied into Metro as one group. We here about the low ridership with some of these other agencies but I’m sure if it was metro it might be a different story. But hey, what do I know as a transit rider?

  22. I did saw the OCTA Making Better Connections revised service change are already proposal discontinued on Route 701 and 721 along with Route 794 of Intercounty Commuter Express by transit committee on October 13th, 2022 of OCTA live achieve audio meeting. I am disappointed on the OCTA Route 701 and 721 are cancellation with no longer to serve on freeway during rush hours for directly to Downtown LA from Orange County on both directions just like back in 2016 on the OCTA Route 757 and 758 is already discontinuation because of the duplicate on Foothill Transit that’s how wonder what is going on. Route 701 and 721 is proposed due to low ridership with no explanation about recover-term of pandemic but I know the fact since March 2020 back then because the stay-at-home order reason by Covid-2019. What the rider is going to do without riding on OCTA Route 701 and 721 but there is any way with optional for demand to Intercounty? Hopefully to find out on October 24th, 2022 board meeting on OCTA live achieve audio with approve for OCTA Making Better Connections revised service change for afterwards. Without OCTA Commuter Express service by approve Making Better Connections revised service change so the previous rider (passenger) back then but they don’t like the change and feel facepalm with no alternative provided so they should speak up with OCTA board meeting to oppose OCTA Route 701 and 721. Basically, to ending up with alternative optional are: Amtrak-Metrolink-Flixbus-Greyhound, Uber & Lyft, LACMTA Line 460, driving automobile and vanpool program that leads to inconvenient, time wasted and spend on gas. I am not supported to discontinue on the OCTA Inter-county Communter Express Route 701 and 721.