MTA changes bus routes
Goes into effect June 17
The Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) is making a number of key changes in its bus service beginning June 17.
The changes include:
•Elimination of Line 305, which travels from South Los Angeles to West Hollywood. The 305 service on San Vicente Boulevard will be replaced by lines 30 and 330, which can be picked up on Pico Boulevard, but Line 305 will be totally discontinued. Portions of the line will be replaced by a reconfigured 217 line with all trips extended to the Metro Expo Line La Cienega/Jefferson station and selected trips traveling further south along the old 439 route to the Culver City Transit Center.
•Line 740, which traveled from downtown Los Angeles to the South Bay Galleria is now traveling north on Western Avenue at Martin Luther King Boulevard to connect with the Expo Line. It will no longer go downtown.
Passengers going downtown will need to use the Expo Line Train, and those traveling south need to use Line 40.
•The 730 bus on Pico Boulevard will be replaced with Line 330 and will operate during peak hours with limited stops. The line will make all stops on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles along with new stops at Pico/Arlington and Pico/Crenshaw.
•Line 42 traveling from the LAX City Bus Center to downtown L.A. will be renumbered Line 102.
•Service on the 102 Line west of Western Avenue has been discontinued and passengers will need to use the Metro Expo Line.
•On line 550, all weekday rush-hour trips will end at the USC/Expo Park train station. Non-rush hour stops will end at the Artesia Train Center and service to West Hollywood has been replaced by lines 30 and 330.
•Line 607 has been modified to travel in a clockwise route to Beach and Centinela where it will turn left on to La Tijera then right and resume its regular route. This will enable the line to serve the Ladera Center at that intersection.
•Line 202 will now serve the Gateway Towne Center on Alameda Street across from the Metro Blue Line Artesia Station in Compton.
•A new stop has been added to the following lines to service the Metro Expo train—Line 705 at La Cienega/Jefferson; and Line 754 at Vermont Avenue; and 757 at Western Avenue.
Minor changes have also been made to other lines as well. For details, call (323) Go Metro or (323) 466-3876.
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Frank Edward Edmonds, 40, who authorities consider “extremely violent and an imminent public threat,” may be in Compton, South Los Angeles or Inglewood, his last known address.
The Crenshaw Subway Coalition is gearing up for a possible showdown over additional funding for the Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line, including a Leimert Park Village Station, but may have to await a May 23 decision by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board on just how bruising—or necessary—a showdown will be.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The cash-strapped Metropolitan Transportation Authority will eliminate nine bus lines and reduce service on several others starting Dec. 12.
Metro spokesman Rick Jager said the cuts will save $30 million a year, and are part of a package—along with layoffs and the cancellation or deferral of certain projects—to close an operating deficit of $250 million this fiscal year.
Five Metro Rapid lines and four local lines will be canceled, and their service reallocated to other other lines operating along the same corridors.
Los Angeles police say two suspects have been arrested for the murder of 5-year-old Aaron Shannon, and are being held without bail. Leonard Hall Jr., 21, was taken into custody today (Friday) about at 2:10 a.m. at an apartment in the 200 block of West. 27th Str. Marcus Denson, 18, was arrested Thursday evening by Sheriff’s deputies in the 1100 block of East 83rd Street. Law enforcement officials say both suspects are active gang members.
A forum hosted by students of Crenshaw High School will be held Tuesday, May 28, from 4-6 p.m. at the Brotherhood Crusade Youth Source Center, and will feature student input on the transformation taking place at the high school.
The forum is sponsored by Taking Action, Sierra Club and the Coalition for Educational Justice, all campus clubs, and will follow a march that takes place beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the flag poles on campus and ending at the Youth Source Center, 5415 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles.