As the Metro Rail system expands, adjustments are made to the bus system to improve access to rail stations, take advantage of new transfer facilities, and reduce bus and rail service duplication. The following guidelines provide direction to routing and scheduling changes that will be necessary as the Metro Rail system is expanded:
Cancellation of Parallel Limited and Express Service
Competing limited stop and express service that parallel the rail corridor will be discontinued when duplication exists.
Bus routes that run parallel to a rail line may be diverted to a station when:
Intersecting bus lines or bus lines that travel in a perpendicular direction to a rail line will be diverted to serve the closest rail station when:
Extending Terminating Lines
Bus routes that end within one mile of a rail station will be extended to terminate at the station. Routes that terminate at distances greater than one mile may be extended if the rerouting will create a valuable link to the rail system or will result in a reduction in travel time for a significant number of riders.
New Bus Routes
New rail feeder service will be considered as part of the service change process if a need is demonstrated and if funding is available as part of the service change process.
Scheduling Bus Interface
Service Council Reports:
Metro Customer Relations
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Los Angeles, CA 90012-2932
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