All Metro Bus and Rail lines will be FREE to ride on the nights of Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This means no fare will be charged on Christmas Eve from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. and from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. on New Year’s Eve.
All Metro Rail stations with latched gates will be unlatched during this time. Metro will also run 24-hour rail service on New Year’s Eve, as well as enhanced service to the Rose Parade on Jan. 1.
Metro Bus and Rail will run on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day— both fall on Wednesday this year. This means that bus lines that do not operate on Sundays will not run on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.
Additionally, some Metro Bus lines may be impacted by detours due to holiday events. Check out Metro’s Planned Service Advisories page to see if your line will be detouring and for detailed bus routes.
LA Metro Invites Community to Workshops on NextGen Bus Plan Service
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will hold 12 community workshop meetings in February to gather public input on the agency’s NextGen Bus Plan that will redesign the bus system to meet the needs of riders.
Additional meetings are planned for March and April.
The draft bus service plan emphasizes more frequent bus service on heavily traveled corridors. Under the plan, buses would arrive every five to 10 minutes for 83 percent of current riders compared to 48 percent today.
The number of bus lines running every five to 10 minutes on weekdays would jump from 16 to 29 and from two to 14 on weekends. Other less traveled corridors would include bus service running every 10, 15 or 30 minutes.
The number of Los Angeles County residents who could walk to a particular bus line running every five to 10 minutes would more than double from 900,000 currently to almost 2.2 million.
The draft plan aims to realign current bus service to meet the demands of most Metro riders by consolidating some routes on streets with the highest demand and combining Metro local and Rapid lines with the overall number of stops reduced to improve bus speeds. The end result is a faster door-to-door trip for all riders, whether they currently take Metro local or Rapid lines.
Metro’s bus network carries about 70 percent of the agency’s riders. Surveys, focus groups, online engagement and community events showed that current and non-riders agreed that Metro should focus on providing fast, frequent and reliable bus service.
The draft NextGen Bus Plan also includes capital improvements that the agency is proposing to make — such as traffic signal priority and changing the location of bus layovers — that would help speed up buses.
Meetings will be held in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, Gateway Cities, South Bay and the Westside/Central areas of the region. The public is encouraged to attend any of the following upcoming community meetings during February to share their thoughts on bus service proposals to improve the Metro bus system.
Saturday, February 1, 2020, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Los Angeles Trade Technical College Aspen Hall TE-101, 2215 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Accessible via Metro Lines 14, 35, 37, 40, 45, 38, 55, 81, 460, 603; Metro Silver Line, Metro A (Blue) Line Grand Station and Metro E (Expo) Line LATTC/Ortho Station; DASH King-East; DASH ‘D’; DASH Pico Union/Echo Park; Torrance Transit 4X
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th Street San Pedro, CA 90731. Accessible via Metro Lines 205, 246, 950; Commuter Express 142, San Pedro DASH;
Palos Verdes 225
Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Marvin Braude Constituent Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91401. Accessible via Metro Lines 154, 164, 233, 237 744, and Metro Orange Line Van Nuys Station; DASH Van Nuys/Studio City, DASH Panorama City/Van Nuys
Monday, February 10, 2020, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. El Monte Station, 3501 Santa Anita Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731. Accessible via Metro Lines 70, 76, 176, 267, 268, 487, 577, and Silver Line; Foothill Transit 178, 190, 194, 269, 270, 282, 486, 488, 492, and Silver Streak; El Monte Green Route, Red Route.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Plummer Park 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90046. Accessible via Metro Lines 4/704; Weho Cityline.
Thursday, February 13, 2020, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Clearwater Building 16401 Paramount Blvd. Paramount, CA 90723. Accessible via Metro Lines 128, 258, 265; Long Beach Transit 21A, 21B.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. East Los Angeles College Ingalls Auditorium, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754. Accessible via Metro 68, 770, 106, 260, 762; Monterey Park Spirit Bus Routes 1,2, and 5; El Sol Shuttle City Terrace/ELAC
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Pasadena Senior Center 85 E Holly Street Pasadena, CA 91103. Accessible viaMetro Lines 177, 260, 501, 762 and Metro Gold Line Memorial Park Station; Foothill Transit 187; Pasadena Transit 20, 40, 51, 52
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Los Angeles Metro Headquarters Board Room One Gateway Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90012. Accessible via Metro Lines 40, 68, 70, 71, 76, 78, 79, 487, 489; 704, 733, 745, 770; Metro Silver Line, and Metro Rail Red, Purple and Gold Lines; also served by LADOT DASH ‘D’, Foothill Transit, Torrance Transit 4x
Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Bell Community Center 6250 Pine Avenue Bell, CA 90201. Accessible via Metro Lines 110, 260, 760 La Campana
Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. The Foundation Center, 11633 S. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90047. Accessible via Metro Lines 120, 207, 757 (stops at corner of Western/Imperial or Western/120th); GTrans2, The Link Athens
Thursday, February 27, 2020, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Rose Goldwater Community Center, 21710 Vanowen Street, Canoga Park, CA 91303. Accessible via Metro Local Lines 165, 150, 245/244, 601, and Metro Orange Line Canoga Station
All Metro meetings are held in ADA accessible facilities with special accommodations available to the public for Metro-sponsored meetings. All requests for reasonable accommodations and translation must be made at least three working days (72 hours) in advance of the scheduled meeting date. Please call 323.486.3876 or the California Relay Service at 711.
Those unable to attend in person can access information on the NextGen Bus Plan by visiting metro.net/nextgen.
How to Go Metro to the Women’s March This Saturday
LOS ANGELES (Metro) — This year’s Women’s March will take place on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a large turnout is expected. To help you get to and from the event, Metro will run enhanced service on all rail lines from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with longer trains on all lines except C Line (Green).
Service on Saturday will be as follows: A Line (Blue) – Trains every 6 minutes between 7th Street/Metro and Willow Station and 12 minutes between Willow and Downtown Long Beach St.
B Line (Red) – Trains every 6 minutes.
C Line (Green) – Trains every 12 minutes. D Line (Purple) – Trains every 12 minutes. E Line (Expo) – Trains every 6 minutes. L Line (Gold) – Trains every 8 minutes between APU/Citrus […]
Metro Bike Share Gifts Free 30-Minute Rides Through New Year’s Day
LOS ANGELES — This season, Metro Bike Share is gifting free rides from December 24 through January 1. Have a food coma from all the holiday posole and treats? Skip the gym and go solo or grab a friend to take as many free 30-minute rides as you would like during this promotion.
To check out a bike, simply walk up to any Metro Bike Share kiosk, insert your credit card (for identification purposes only, your account will not be charged during the promo period), follow the prompt on the screen, select your bike and start your ride.
This promotion is only available for walk-up users at kiosks. E-bike users are still required to pay a $1 unlock fee and Smart Bike users will be charged for bikes left outside of stations. Metro Bike Share pass holders already enjoy the first 30 minutes of their rides for free.
They have been installing new stations as fast as they can this year, so check this map to see if there is a new one near you. Then grab your loved ones and enjoy the #SeasonOfSharing together with a ride on Metro Bikes!
Need some inspiration? Here are some of our favorite places to ride:
- On the new Main Street Cycle Track in downtown L.A., take a pit stop at the Main & 1st station to see the holiday lights in Grand Park.
- For those riding in DTLA, the Olive & 5th station is near the Holiday Ice Rink in Pershing Square.
- Pick up a bike at Ocean Front Walk and ride along the Venice Beach bike path.
- Ride to 7th & Park View in Westlake and enjoy the street vendors at MacArthur Park.
- Grab a bike from any of the stations in Central L.A. and ride to the new Vermont & Exposition bike share station to visit all the great museums at Exposition Park.
- Get multimodal and ride to Echo Park from any station in Central L.A. and then hop on a paddle boat.
- Ride from any North Hollywood bike share station to get to Universal Studios. Maker sure to leave your bike at the Studio City station.
Happy Holidays from your friends at Metro Bike Share!
Beverly Grove Man Charged for COVID Relief Loan Fraud
County Hospitals Receive 300 iPads for Patients to See Family
Processions to Cedars Will Salute Healthcare Workers on National Nurses Day
WeHo Webinar: Loneliness, Isolation, Depression, and Anxiety During Pandemic
Texas & California Wet Markets Show Full Extent of Vile Conditions
White House Gift Shop Selling Coronavirus Commemorative Coins
Joe Exotic Prison Has 2nd Highest ‘Rona Rate
Beverly Hills Votes To Resume Plastic Surgery Despite Coronavirus Pandemic
Anderson Cooper Reveals He’s a Dad, Welcomes New Baby Boy
Madonna: I Have Antibodies … Gonna Breathe in COVID-19 Air
21 Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus at Rock n Roll Ralphs
Residents of Whitley Ave Hold Dance Party From Windows, Balconies
Laurel Canyon Hosts Porch Concerts Amid Stay Home Order
WeHo’s Leslie Jordan Gains 3.5M IG Followers During Quarantine
‘Safer at Home’ Extended to May 15, Face Covers Required in Public
‘Project Runway’ Star Michael Costello Converts Factory to Produce Masks
Lisa Vanderpump Says Two Sides to Coronavirus Impact on Dog Adoptions
Strip Club Forced to Close After Busted by Local News
Extremist Groups Encourage Members to Spread Coronavirus to Police, Jews
LA’s Original Farmers Market – Business Booming During Pandemic
This Just In…
- Beverly Grove Man Charged for COVID Relief Loan Fraud
- County Hospitals Receive 300 iPads for Patients to See Family
- Processions to Cedars Will Salute Healthcare Workers on National Nurses Day
- WeHo Webinar: Loneliness, Isolation, Depression, and Anxiety During Pandemic
- Texas & California Wet Markets Show Full Extent of Vile Conditions
- White House Gift Shop Selling Coronavirus Commemorative Coins
- Joe Exotic Prison Has 2nd Highest ‘Rona Rate