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You spoke, we listened. Together we created a better bus system.

The NextGen Bus Plan was approved by the Metro Board of Directors at the October 22 nd , 2020 Board meeting and is ready for implementation with a 3-phased roll-out that begins in December 2020 and continues through the end of 2021. The approved Bus Plan is a reimagined bus system that focuses on providing fast, frequent, reliable and accessible service to meet the needs of today’s riders. Metro will launch a comprehensive marketing campaign to promote public awareness of the new routes, schedules and other system changes. You can view all of the details of the new plan, including changes to your bus routes and stops through our interactive tools: Bus Route Changes and Bus Stop Changes.

View how your bus line may be changing here.

As part of the transition into the final step of the Bus Plan Development, Metro held a series of six virtual public hearings  in August 2020 to receive community input on proposed service changes to Metro’s bus service. Approved changes will become effective December 2020 or later. Five of the meetings were focused on the five Metro Service Council areas, including the Gateway Cities, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, South Bay Cities and Westside Central. A sixth ‘All Regions’ meeting also took place.

Public Hearing Recordings

All Regions Public Hearing Presentation

So, what is NextGen?

The NextGen Bus Plan was developed to implement a new competitive bus system in Los Angeles County that is fast, frequent, reliable and accessible. 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 d eveloped 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. Th e 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.