The NextGen Bus Plan was developed to implement a new competitive bus system in Los Angeles County that is fast, frequent, reliable and accessible. The proposed improvements would:
Double the number of frequent Metro bus lines
Provide more than 80% of current bus riders with 10 minute or better frequency
Improve and expand midday, evening and weekend service, creating an all-day, 7-day-a-week service
Ensure a ¼-mile walk to a bus stop for 99% of current riders
Create a more comfortable and safer waiting environment
In 2018, Metro started reimagining our bus system to better meet the needs of current and future riders through the NextGen Bus Study. The project was developed through consideration of both technical data and all the priorities and personal experiences we heard from nearly 20,000 LA County residents through questionnaires and over 400 meetings, events, presentations and workshops. The process yielded thousands of comments and input from the public, including local stakeholder groups, riders and agencies and that input was used to develop the NextGen Bus Plan. The Plan was reviewed through the public hearing process and Metro Service Councils, and then approved by the Metro Board of Directors in October 2020.
Explore the proposed Draft NextGen Bus Plan in full using interactive maps and detailed line-by-line descriptions. However, for your convenience, the following provides access to GIS shapefiles, PDF documents and other data that was utilized to create this interactive experience.
NextGen Bus System: This zip file contains the GIS shapefiles for the proposed NextGen bus system. These shapefiles include geometries for all proposed bus routes, as well as route frequencies. The frequencies are categorized based on the different time periods within weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Existing Bus System: This zip file contains the GIS shapefiles for the existing bus system. These shapefiles include geometries for all existing bus routes, as well as route frequencies. The frequencies are categorized based on the different time periods within weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Metro’s Transit Service Policy (TSP) establishes criteria and guidelines to ensure that the transit system is developed and managed consistent with policy guidance approved by the Metro Board of Directors, including a formal process for evaluating services, service design guidelines, and a process for implementing service changes.
Transit Propensity Map: This map allows you to explore how likely people are to use transit in specific areas based on these characteristics. To do so, open the “Layers List” and select which layers you would like to view on the left-hand side of the screen.
Performance Indicators by Line Segment: The following PDF documents provide detailed line-by-line statistics regarding bus line performance by segment, including passenger boardings, revenue hours and revenue miles.
Transit Equity Focused Areas : This zip file contains the GIS shapefiles for communities with the greatest mobility needs. NextGen goes beyond the Title VI requirements of not disparately impacting minority and disproportionately impacting low income populations by also considering impacts to zero car households, population aged 10-19 and 55+, single mothers, and persons with disabilities. All criteria were averaged to develop the equity score. Minorities, low income and zero car households were weighted twice as important as the other criteria to be consistent with the Metro Long Range Transportation Plan definition of Equity Focused Communities.