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MTA Enhances Bus Routes and Schedules in the South Bay

Thursday January 09, 2003

MTA has made scores of bus service enhancements for the South Bay, which now provide riders with improved, more efficient bus service.

Under the general management of Dana Coffey, a 26-year veteran of the MTA, the Metro South Bay Service Sector has analyzed routes and quickly made route modifications based on the needs of the South Bay community:

Description of Service Modifications
Line Line Name Proposed Change

53

Central Ave./CSU Dominguez Hills

Adjusted the weekday schedule in early afternoon to improve schedule adherence.

108

Slauson Ave.

Adjusted the weekday schedule to improve schedule adherence.

119/126

108th St./Lynwood /Manhattan Beach Blvd..

Adjusted the weekday schedule and connections per passenger requests.

120

LAX City Bus Center/Imperial Hwy/Rosa Parks – Imperial/Wilmington/Rosa Parks station

Schedule adjustments completed to improve schedule adherence in the area of the Imperial/Wilmington Metro Rail Station.

202

Willowbrook/Compton/Wilmington

Adjusted the weekday schedule to improve schedule adherence.

207

Western Ave.

Adjusted the weekday schedule in early afternoon to improve schedule adherence.

210

Vine St./Crenshaw/So. Bay Galleria Transit Center

Additional weekday service provided to relieve student overcrowding. Schedule adjustments made on Route 310 to improve on-time performance.

211

Prairie Ave./South Bay Galleria

Short-line layover at Kelso & La Brea changed to Grevillea & Kelso.

212

La Brea Ave.

Adjusted the weekday schedule to improve schedule adherence.

265

Lakewood/Paramount/Pico Rivera

Adjusted the weekday schedule to improve schedule adherence in early morning.

439

Redondo Beach/LAX Citybus Center/ Fox Hills Center/Patsaouras Transit Plaza / Union Station Express

Route modified to directly serve the Howard Hughes Center in the Fox Hills area.

444

Union Station/Patsaouras Transit Plaza/Artesia Transitway Station/San Pedro

Modified the route at the entrance to the 110 freeway traveling southbound to improve on-time performance.

445

Union Station/Patsaouras Transit Plaza/Artesia Transitway Station/San Pedro

Modified the route at the entrance to the 110 freeway traveling southbound and at Artesia Transit Center to improve on-time performance.

446

San Pedro via Pacific Ave./ Wilmington/Carson/Union Station/Patsaouras Transit Plaza

Modified the route at the entrance to the 110 freeway traveling southbound to improve on-time performance. Also, at Paseo del Mar and Myler, layover moved to Korean Bell site between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on a trial basis to better meet needs of San Pedro residents.

447

San Pedro via 7th Street/ Wilmington/Carson/Union Station/Patsaouras Transit Plaza

Modified the route at the entrance to the 110 freeway traveling southbound to improve on-time performance. Bus stop at 7th Street and Patton relocated to the north side of the street to meet needs of residents around San Pedro Peninsula Hospital. Late night connection route added and timetable map improvements in the downtown San Pedro area made per passenger request.

550

San Pedro/West Hollywood Express

Additional trip added to weekday morning schedule per passenger request. Bus now operates every 15 minutes within that time period.

754

Metro Rapid Serving Vermont Avenue between Hollywood and Metro Green Line

Replaces Line 354. Service operates from 120th & Vermont to Hollywood. New Metro Rapid service cuts passenger transit time up to 25%.

MTA divided its bus operation into five geographical community-based transit service sectors in mid-2002. These service sectors are now able to more quickly respond to community transit needs and provide better service to area businesses, schools and attractions. The South Bay service sector encompasses the Port of Los Angeles and 15 cities including Compton, Rolling Hills, Hermosa Beach, Hawthorne and Inglewood.

For complete information, call 1-800-COMMUTE or visit WWW.MTA.NET.


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