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Study Process

What is the current status?

Metro staff processed all the robust data and input received to date to help prepare the Regional Service Concept , which the Metro Board of Directors approved on July 25, 2019. We are currently in Step 3 and the Regional Service Concept is guiding the development of the Draft NextGen Bus Service Plan, expected to be released in early 2020.

When is it happening?

The NextGen Bus Study began in early 2018 with the Draft NextGen Service Plan scheduled for rollout in early 2020. The NextGen Bus Study consists of four steps. At each step, the public has been, and will continue to be, encouraged to actively participate.

Step 1, which focused on elevating public awareness and listening to stakeholder groups input, was completed in Summer 2018. This included listening to past, current and potential riders about their habits, needs, preferences and how they want to get around.

During Step 2, we asked the community to consider tradeoffs when telling us about their transit priorities. We then dove deeper into analyzing technical data that helped the team understand how Angelinos travel throughout LA County. All this information helped to inform the service design considerations within the Regional Service Concept.

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The table below highlights major milestones in the process.

Project Phase Graphic

Metro's Bus Story: Discover the NextGen journey