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The Proposed Service Changes & Alternatives table shown below reflects the upcoming June 2011 service change program. View each change by Line Number, Line Name, and a brief description of how the route will be adjusted with alternatives to consider. Based on public comments, these proposed service changes are expected to go into effect June 26 or later. Details on Proposed alternatives are listed in the highlighted column.

TIER 1 BUS SERVICE CHANGES PROPOSED FOR JUNE 2011

Line Line Name Original Proposal Modified Proposal
2
704

Line 2
Downtown LA – Pacific Palisades via Sunset Bl
Line 704
Downtown LA – Santa Monica via Santa Monica Bl

Move Line 2 downtown terminus to Union Station to replace cancelled Line 704 segment east of Sunset Bl & Alvarado St. Removed from the Program.
26 Hollywood - Downtown LA via Virgil Av Discontinue service on Virgil Av and reallocate resources to enhance Lines 51/52/352. Implement as proposed.
71 Downtown LA-Cal State LA via Wabash Av & City Terrace Dr. Terminate weekday mid-day trips and all weekend trips at Cesar E. Chavez & Alameda Sts. Implement as proposed.
83 Downtown LA – Eagle Rock via York Bl - Pasadena Av Move downtown terminus to Union Station. Removed from the Program.
94
794
Line 94
Downtown LA-Sun Valley via San Fernando Rd
Line 794
Downtown LA – Sylmar Station via San Fernando Rd Rapid
Discontinue weekend Line 794 service and improve Line 94 service from Line 794 resources.  Extend Line 94 route to Sylmar Station on weekends. Implement as proposed.
217 Vermont/Sunset-Fairfax/Washington via Hollywood Bl & Fairfax Av Discontinue service at Hollywood/Vine Metro Rail Station. Reduce duplication of Hollywood Bl service between Vine and Vermont, which is also served via Metro Red Line, Lines 180, 181 & 780.
183 Sherman Oaks-Glendale via Magnolia Bl Proposal #1 - Simplify route in Burbank and Glendale; discontinue Kenneth Rd route segment and extend route via Colorado Bl in Glendale to Eagle Rock Plaza; discontinue segment to Glendale Station.

Provides a more direct link between Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood, Burbank, Downtown Glendale and eastern Glendale. Discontinue service on Kenneth Rd segment due to low ridership. Discontinue service on San Fernando Rd to reduce service duplication with Lines 94 and 794.

Lines 94 and 794 provide a faster connection between Downtown Burbank and the Glendale Station area via San Fernando Rd. Direct service between Glendale Station and Downtown Glendale provided by Glendale Beeline 1 and 2. Alternate service on Chevy Chase Dr and Verdugo Rd provided by Line 685 or Glendale Beeline 4.

92
183
234

92- Downtown LA-Burbank Station via Glendale Av, Glenoaks Bl

183-Sherman Oaks-Glendale via Magnolia Bl

234- Sylmar – Sherman Oaks via Sepulveda Bl, Brand Bl

Proposal #2 – Discontinue Line 183 service. Extend Line 92 from Burbank Station over route of Line 183 to North Hollywood Station and terminate. Extend Line 234 east over Magnolia Bl from Sepulveda Bl. to North Hollywood Station and terminate. Through patrons on Magnolia east and west of North Hollywood Station will transfer between proposed Lines 92 and 234 extensions. Discontinue Kenneth Rd to Glendale Station route segment.

Line 92 would provide direct service between Downtown Glendale, Burbank, and North Hollywood, requiring transfers to reach western Glendale or Sherman Oaks. Line 234 would provide direct service between Sylmar, Sherman Oaks and North Hollywood, requiring transfers to reach Burbank.

Alternate service on the segment east of Burbank same as Line 183 Proposal #1. Additionally, service between Downtown Glendale to eastern Glendale provided by Lines 180, 181, 780, and Glendale Beeline 6.

234 234- Sylmar – Sherman Oaks via Sepulveda Bl, Brand Bl See Line 92/183/234 proposal See Line 92/183/234 proposal
247 San Pedro-Artesia Transit Center via 7th St, Harbor Bl. Discontinue service. Discontinue due to low ridership. Alternate service provided by proposed Line 350, DASH and current Line 205.
287 287- El Monte Station - The Shops at Montebello via Tyler Av & Rush St See Line 176/287 proposal. See Line 176/287 proposal.
445 San Pedro-Union Station via Pacific Av, First St., Harbor Beacon Park Ride Lot & Harbor Transitway Discontinue service north of Artesia Transit Center and renumber as Line 545 with local fare; reallocate resources to Metro Silver Line. Remove Harbor Transitway duplication which is also served via Metro Silver Line (every 10 min rush hr). Reallocated resources will provide improved service frequency along Harbor Transitway as needed.
450X Artesia Transit Center–Downtown LA via Harbor Transitway Discontinue service and reallocate resources to Metro Silver Line. Discontinue due to duplication of entire route which is also served via Metro Silver Line (every 10 min rush hr). Travel times are nearly identical and Silver Line offers midday, late night, and weekend service, which Line 450X does not.
460 Downtown LA–Disneyland via Harbor Transitway & I-105 Fwy. Discontinue segment between Downtown LA and Norwalk Green Line Station. Discontinue segment to reduce service duplication. Patrons may use Metro Green Line (every 7 ½ min rush hr), then transfer to Metro Blue Line (every 5 ½ min rush hr) or Metro Silver Line (every 10 min rush hr).
487
489
El Monte - Downtown LA | Temple City - Downtown LA Move western terminal to Figueroa/7th Sts (7th St/Metro Center). Discontinue route segment due to service duplication with Lines 20, 720, Metro Red & Purple Lines (every 5 min rush hr).
577X El Monte Station – Downtown Long Beach via I-605 Fwy Move southern terminal to Long Beach VA Hospital. Discontinue segment to reduce service duplication with Long Beach Transit Lines 91, 92, 93, 94, and 96 ZAP.
634 634-Mission College - Sylmar Station via Hubbard Av/St See Line 230/634 proposal. See Line 230/634 proposal.
704 Downtown LA-Santa Monica via Santa Monica Bl Discontinue service east of Sunset Bl and Alvarado St.

Reduce duplication of Sunset Bl/Cesar E Chavez service, which is also served via frequent Lines 2, 4, and 302. Line 2, 302 eastern terminus will move to Union Station to replace discontinued segment of Line 704, while Line 4 will continue to provide frequent service into Downtown LA. Majority of Line 704 trips begin/end in Santa Monica. Additional frequent service on Santa Monica Blvd between Downtown Santa Monica and Westwood Blvd provided via Big Blue Bus 1. Other frequent alternative services between Downtown LA and the Westside include:

  • Metro Red Line to Vermont/Santa Monica, transfer to Line 704
  • Metro Purple Line to Wilshire/Western, transfer to Line 720
  • Metro Rapid 728
  • Metro Rapid 733
  • Santa Monica Big Blue Bus 10 Express
  • LADOT Commuter Express 534
751 Cypress Park - Huntington Park via Soto St. Discontinue Saturday service and reallocate resources to enhance Line 251 service. Discontinue Saturday service due to low ridership. Reallocate resources to Metro Local 251 to improve access and provide more consistent service frequency.
757 Hollywood-Hawthorne via Western Av Discontinue service and reallocate resources to augment Line 207 service. Metro Rapid 757 provided no substantial travel time savings when compared with Metro Local 207. Discontinue Line 757 and reallocate resources to Line 207 which will improve access and provide more consistent service frequency. Implement 60-foot articulated bus service on Line 207.
760 Downtown LA–Artesia Station via Long Beach Bl. Discontinue service south of Metro Green Line; Discontinue Sunday service and augment Line 60 service. Metro Rapid Line 760 service south of Long Beach Green Line Station and all Sunday service would be discontinued due to low productivity. Resources would be reallocated to Metro Local Line 60 as needed.
794 794-Downtown Los Angeles – Sylmar Station via San Fernando Rd See Line 94/794 proposal. See Line 94/794 proposal.

TIER 2 & 3 BUS SERVICE CHANGES PROPOSED FOR JUNE 2011

Line Line Name Original Proposal Modified Proposal
92
183
234
92- Downtown LA-Burbank Station via Glendale Av, Glenoaks Bl See Line 92/183/234 proposal. See Line 92/183/234 proposal.
96
155
96- Downtown LA-Sherman Oaks via Riverside Dr, LA Zoo   155-Universal City-Burbank Station via Riverside Dr, Alameda Av Shorten Line 96 northern terminal at Burbank Station. Modify Line 155 route to replace canceled Line 96 segment between Burbank Station and Sherman Oaks. Service proposed to operate on Olive Av instead of Alameda Av in Media District and extended via Riverside Dr to Sherman Oaks. Shorten Line 96 to improve on-time performance and reduce service duplication with Line 155 between Downtown Burbank and Universal City Red Line Station. Line 155 service on Alameda Av segment discontinued due to low productivity.
176
287
176-Highland Park – El Monte Station via Mission St & Mission Dr   287- El Monte Station - The Shops at Montebello via Tyler Av & Rush St Discontinue Line 176 ; Extend Line 287 from El Monte Terminal to Las Tunas and Mission Drs.

Discontinue service west of Las Tunas & Mission due to low ridership. Frequent alternate services from El Monte to South Pasadena include:

  • Metro Silver Line (every 5-10 min rush hr) to Metro Gold Line (every 7 ½ min rush hr).
  • Metro Silver Line to proposed Line 258 at Cal State LA.
  • Line 70 or 76 to either Line 260 or 762.
209 Athens-Wilshire Center via Van Ness Ave & Arlington Av Discontinue service. Discontinue due to low ridership. Frequent nearby service on Western Av via Line 207 and on Crenshaw Bl via Lines 210 & 710.
230
634

230- Sylmar Station – Studio City via Laurel Canyon Bl

634-Mission College - Sylmar Station via Hubbard Av/St

Combine Line 634 route with Line 230 to Mission College, eliminating a transfer. Line 634 will be cancelled. Routes combined to provide more consistent service frequency to Mission College.
246 San Pedro-Artesia Transit Center via Pacific Av, Anaheim St., Avalon Bl. Operate off-peak service hourly. Modify frequency according to productivity.
254 Boyle Heights-103rd St Station via Lorena St & Boyle Av Discontinue Saturday service. Discontinue due to low ridership. Nearby alternate services include Lines 55, 60, 110, 251, 605, 612, 665, 760, and Metro Blue Line.
25
485

258-Alhambra – Paramount via Fremont Av & Eastern Av

485-Altadena – Downtown LA via Lake Av. & El Monte Busway

Discontinue Line 485 ; Extend Line 258 route to Cal State LA via Hellman Av; extend north on Fremont Av to Huntington Dr to provide connections to Line 79.

Line 485 would be discontinued to reduce service duplication along entire route. Alternatives include Metro Silver Line between Downtown LA and Cal State LA, proposed Line 258 between Cal State LA and Huntington & Garfield, Line 79 on Huntington Dr between Fremont Av and Garfield Av, Line 180 on Lake Av between Colorado Bl and Altadena Dr, and Pasadena ARTS 20 on Lake Av between California St and Woodbury Rd. Frequent service between Downtown LA and Pasadena also provided via Metro Gold Line (every 7 ½ min rush hr).

No alternative service between Lake Av & California Bl and Huntington Dr & Oak Knoll Dr.

611 Huntington Park Shuttle Operate service hourly. Modify frequency according to productivity.
612 South Gate Shuttle Operate service hourly. Modify frequency according to productivity.

BUS SERVICE CHANGES PROPOSED FOR EXPO BUS-RAIL INTERFACE

Line Line Name Original Proposal Modified Proposal
30 30- Pico/Rimpau - Downtown LA -Indiana Station via Pico Bl & East 1st St Select Line 30 trips will be extended north/west from Pico/Rimpau terminal on San Vicente to West Hollywood. Implement as proposed.
305 305- Westwood - Leimert Park-South LA - Willowbrook Discontinue Line 305 . Implement as proposed.
550 550- San Pedro - West Hollywood via Harbor Transitway Express Line 550 will operate regular route from San Pedro, terminate at the Artesia Transit Center and be renumbered Line 350. When Expo LRT opens,  discontinue service north of Exposition Park in the peaks;  and discontinue service north of Artesia TC in the off-peak as originally proposed.
730 Downtown LA - Pico/Rimpau via Pico Bl Discontinue service and replace with Limited 330 Service Implement as proposed.
42 Downtown LA - LAX City Bus Ctr - South Bay Galleria via ML King-La Tijera–Hawthorne Reroute to EXPO Western Station and discontinue service east of Western Av. to downtown LA. Implement as proposed.
102
200
Line 102
Baldwin Village - South Gate via Coliseum St
Line 200
Echo Park - Exposition Park via Alvarado
Cancel all service with opening of Expo;  extend select Line 200 trips east. Extend selected trips to Vernon & Pacific via route of Line 102. Implement as proposed.
217 217
Vermont/Sunset - Washington/Fairfax Transit Hub via Hollywood Bl & Fairfax Av
439

Culver City Transit Center - Downtown LA via I-10
Discontinue service when Expo LRT opens and extend select Line 217 trips overLine 439 route south of Fairfax/Washington Transit Hub. For implementation later than June 2011 (when Expo Light Rail opens for service).
534 Malibu - Washington/Fairfax Transit Hub via PCH & I-10 Fwy Reroute to EXPO Culver City Station when Expo LRT opens. Implement as proposed.
740 Downtown LA - South Bay Galleria Discontinue service east of Crenshaw & King, reroute to terminate at Expo / Crenshaw Station Implement as proposed.
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