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NextGen Bus Study

So, what is the NextGen Bus Study?

Metro is designing a modern, more useful bus network. It’s time for a better bus system that fits your lifestyle, integrates with all the ways you travel throughout LA County, and gets you where you need and want to go, with flexibility for the future.

The objective of the bus study is to:

  • Understand transit market demand in LA County
  • Study the agency’s current bus system and how well it serves current and potential customers
  • Recommend how best to reimagine the system to be more relevant to what people need today

Why are we doing this?

Our current bus network carries over 70% of Metro’s customers but hasn’t had a significant update in 25 years. Since then, LA County has grown and evolved dramatically, and so has transportation. We’ve added over a million residents, many local communities have transformed, there are more places to go and travel patterns have changed. The study will design a bus system that improves service and connections throughout LA County.

Help us design a better bus system!

Rank Your Priorities
Help us prioritize the options. Provide your input by October 2. Learn more and help develop Metro’s Bus Story.

When is it happening?

The entire NextGen Bus Study is estimated to take about 18 months and consists of four distinct steps.  At each step, the public will be encouraged to actively participate and provide informative and valuable input. Step 1, which was focused on elevating public awareness and listening to stakeholder groups input, was completed in early August.

What is the current status?

Metro has completed the first phase of the study, which included listening to past, current and potential riders about their habits, needs, preferences and how they want to get around.  We are now going to use this information to redesign smarter bus lines.  We need you to help us by participating in the study.

Currently we are in Step 2 of 4, which will explore draft improvement concepts and gather information on customer priorities. The table below highlights major milestones in the process.

Project Phase Graphic

Rank Your Priorities
Help us prioritize the options. Provide your input by October 2. Learn more and help develop Metro’s Bus Story.

Date Time Events Region
9/1/18 10 AM – 6 PM Fiesta Hermosa
1200 Hermosa Av
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
South Bay

These events are updated on a weekly basis. Please check the site regularly for updates.

Rank Your Priorities
Help us prioritize the options. Provide your input by October 2. Learn more and help develop Metro’s Bus Story.

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Rank Your Priorities
Help us prioritize the options. Provide your input by October 2. Learn more and help develop Metro’s Bus Story.

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