What is the current status?
We are currently transitioning from Step 2 to Step 3. Metro staff has been processing all the robust data and input received to date to help prepare the Regional Service Concept , which will be brought to the Metro Board of Directors for review on July 25, 2019. The Regional Service Concept will guide the development of the Draft NextGen Service Plan, expected to be released in September 2019.
When is it happening?
The NextGen Bus Study began in early 2018 with the Draft NextGen Service Plan scheduled for rollout in Fall 2019. 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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