For the November round of meetings, all of the Councils will hear an overview of Metro’s 2022 Customer Experience Plan, and Bienvenidos a Metro, a new training program for bus operator candidates, as well as the usual regional updates. The San Fernando Valley Council will hear an overview of the Fare Capping and Fare Restructuring Proposal, and an update on the North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit Project. The South Bay Cities Council will discuss possible meeting dates for their January and February 2023 meetings. South Bay Cities, San Gabriel Valley, Westside Central, and Gateway Cities Councils will get the Station Evaluation FY23 Q1 results and an overview of the December 11, 2022 service changes for their regions.
Here are the dates for the upcoming September meetings, along with a link to each Council’s page with a map of the region and the list of the members:
- San Fernando Valley: November 2, 2022, at 6:30 p.m
- South Bay Cities: November 3, 2022, 9:30 a.m.
- San Gabriel Valley: November 7, 2022, at 2 p.m.
- Westside/Central: November 9, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
- Gateway Cities: November 10, at 2 p.m.
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Categories: Policy & Funding, Projects
No update from SGV council and SFV service council on December 2022 service change. By next year of 2023 there will be effected on Line 62 by renumbering Line 262 around phase 5.5 or phase 6 service change. I am pretty sure that Metro Light Rail Line will be effected as well within the Regional Connector are completed. E Line (Expo) will became E (Gold Line) from Santa Monica to East LA and L (Gold Line) will became Blue (A Line) from Long Beach to Azusa. But still I don’t support the NextGen plan that leads to inconvenient seat ride, eliminate Rapid (limited major bus stop) and some of it with no alternative coverage as for example, if Line 487 is already no longer to serve Sierra Madre Bl and Santa Anita Ave portion since June 2021 and I would like with my suggestion is take over by Pasadena Transit new bus routes for cover Sierra Madre Bl / Santa Anita Ave portion within extend to Arcadia Station so as remember the Metro Micro Transit is related as dial-a-ride service or Uber & Lyft either one.
BTW: if NextGen continues since 2010 it get more worsening as in favor within rerouting those bus lines that are low performance demand ridership and unnecessary or if NextGen won’t be continued in the future and Metro should be added the Los Angeles Forward Regional Plan in order to work on those service change plan within showed the year for extend the NextGen Rapid bus lines including bus hours on ridership demand just like San Diego Forward: The 2021 Regional Plan.
A friend of mine told me that Line 550 would be shortened to Harbor Gateway Transit Center from USC. The southern part of the route, serving Torrance, Carson, and San Pedro, would be eliminated and replaced with Lines 205 (HGTC to Vermont/PCH), 246 (PCH/Normandie to Gaffey/Channel), 950, and DASH San Pedro. However, the Westside/Central Council did not say if they will keep the USC half of the Line 550 or discontinue the entire route (USC to San Pedro) completely. However, I was also told that Line 550 would be renamed to 350.
Also, the Redondo Beach Transit Center on Kingsdale near 182nd is nearing completion. Traffic lights are installed and are working. I am anticipating a Thanksgiving or Christmas 2022 opening date for the new bus station.
Since Lines 211, 215, 212, and 40 are not in the December 2022 service changes, I can wait until school is over in June to see if Line 215 stops at the RBTC via Inglewood Av, as well as Line 212 replacing segments of Line 40 between Downtown Inglewood station and the South Bay Galleria. Line 40 was intended to be shortened to the former as a result of NextGen Bus Plan.
Tbh, Line 246 will be no longer served on John S. Gibson Bl and Harry Bridge Blvd because I understand that December 2022 service change but perhaps I would like suggestion on the LADOT Wilmington will take over on Harry Bridge Bl portion between John S. Gibson Bl via Figueroa St and Avalon Boulevard that’s fine for riders goes to Wilmington Waterfront Park. Hopefully LADOT Dash Wilmington will analyze for avoid residents on C St, Fries Av, Wilmington Bl, Hawaiian Ave and F. Street of implementation plan on future date service change shakeup.
I read that Metro Line 550 will cease to serve the Harbor area from the Harbor Gateway Transit Center to San Pedro. Instead, Lines 205, 246, and 950 will serve parts of that area instead. I wish it was know what will happen with the half of the route that serves the area between USC and HGTC.