Metro Service Councils will be holding a public hearing on Wednesday, February 8th at 5 p.m. on proposed Westside/Central Service bus changes and improvements. The hearing will be located at Young Oak Kim Academy, 615 South Shatto Place, Los Angeles. The meeting is part of a series of five public hearings on proposed Metro bus service changes and enhancements for possible implementation in June.

Everyone is invited to attend and share their thoughts on the proposals. The following changes will be discussed:

  • 40 Downtown LA-South Bay Galleria via ML King Bl & Hawthorne Bl: Reduce frequency and assign larger articulated buses to maintain seating capacity. Due to bus route modifications when Expo Line opens, articulated buses will no longer be needed on Line 740 and can be transferred to Line 40.
  • 620 Boyle Heights Shuttle. Modify route to serve 1st St and Mott Av. As one of six of Metro’s lowest performing bus lines, users of Line 620 recently attended a public workshop, providing input that led to the proposal of routing the bus by a popular supermarket.
  • 710 Wilshire Center-South Bay Galleria via Crenshaw Bl. Assign smaller 40-foot buses and increase frequency to maintain seating capacity. Due to ridership changes on Line 710, articulated buses are not needed and will be transferred to Line 40.
  • 740 Downtown LA-Redondo Beach Bl via Hawthorne Bl & ML King Bl. Assign smaller 40-foot buses and increase frequency to maintain seating capacity. Due to bus route modifications when Expo Line opens, articulated buses will no longer be needed on Line 740 and can be transferred to Line 40.

If you are unable to attend the hearing, you can also submit your thoughts by email (with Service Changes June 2012 as the subject) to servicechanges@metro.net.