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MTA slashing bus service, attacking civil rights of bus riders

Demands: 
  • Stop MTA's cuts to bus service
  • Protect civil rights of bus riders by preserving the victories of the BRU’s Civil Rights Consent Decree

Current proposal would eliminate 11 bus lines, truncate or reduce 16 others, and wipe out 5% of total bus system 

The MTA is currently proposing another round of steep cuts to bus service that will impose real hardship on bus riders. The current proposal to cut 355,000 hours of bus service, eliminate 11 bus lines completely, and reduce or truncate 16 others comes on the heels of a staggering reduction of 388,000 bus service hours between December 2009 and December 2010 and a 20% across-the-board fare increase in July, 2010. If the current proposal is adopted by the Metro Board next month, the cumulative cuts in the last four years would be close to over 900,000 million hours, 12% of the total system.

Metro's current proposal calls for the following cuts: 

LINE 

 GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF CUTS -- STREETS

PROPOSED SERVICE CHANGE 

 2  Downtown LA -- Sunset Blvd  Move downtown terminus to Union Station
 26  Silver Lake -- Avalon Blvd  ELIMINATE Line 26
 209  South LA/ Koreatown/ Athens -- Van Ness Ave & Arlington  ELIMINATE Line 209
 704  Echo Park / Chinatown -- Santa Monica Blvd  TRUNCATE line east of Sunset Blvd and Alvarado St.
 757  South LA/ Koreatown / Hollywood -- Western Ave
 ELIMINATE line 757
 96  Downtown to SF Valley -- Riverside Dr  TRUNCATE line to terminate at Burbank Station
 183  Glendale to SF Valley -- Magnolia Blvd  TRUNCATE sections serving Kenneth Rd and Glendale Station. Or, ELIMINATE Line 183
 634  East to West SF Valley -- Hubbard Ave  ELIMINATE Line 634
 794  Downtown to SF Valley -- San Fernando Rd  ELIMINATE weekend Line 794 service
 254  East LA to Watts -- Lorena St & Boyle Ave  ELIMINATE Saturday service
 460  Downtown / South LA / Norwalk -- Harbor Transitway & I-105 Fwy.  TRUNCATE service from Downtown LA to Norwalk Green Line Station
 611  Huntington Park Shuttle  REDUCE service to hourly
 612  South Gate Shuttle  REDUCE service to hourly
 760  Artesia / Huntington Park/ Downtown -- Long Beach Blvd / Pacific  TRUNCATE line south of Metro Green Line. Eliminate Sunday Service
 71  Downtown / Boyle Heights / City Terrace -- Wabash Ave & City Terrace Drive  ELIMINATE weekday mid-day trips and all weekend trips at Cesar Chavez and Alameda St.
 176  Highland Park / El Monte / Alhambra -- Mission St & Mission Dr  ELIMINATE Line 176
 485  Downtown / Altadena / South Pasadena -- Lake Ave & El Monte Busway  ELIMINATE Line 485
 751  Huntington Park / Boyle Heights / Cypress Park -- Soto St.  ELIMINATE Saturday service
 246  San Pedro/ Wilmington / Carson/ Artesia -- Pacific Ave, Anaheim Street, Avalon Blvd  REDUCE service to hourly
 247  San Pedro/ Wilmington / Carson/ Artesia -- 7th St, Harbor Blvd  ELIMINATE Line 247
 445  Harbor Gateway / South LA / Downtown -- Pacific Av, First St, Harbor Beacon Park Ride Lot & Harbor Transitway  TRUNCATE service north of Artesia Transit Center
 450  Harbor Gateway / South LA / Downtown -- Harbor Transitway  ELIMINATE line 450
 305  Watts / South LA /Mid-City / Westwood --  ELIMINATE line 305
 730  Pico Union / Mid-City / Downtown -- Pico Blvd  ELIMINATE line 730
 42  Westchester / Inglewood / South LA / Downtown -- ML King-La Tijera  TRUNCATE line east of Western Ave
 102  South LA / South Gate -- Coliseum St  ELIMINATE line 102
 439  Culver City / Mid-City / Downtown - I-10  ELIMINATE line 439
 740  Inglewood / South LA / Downtown /Hawthorne / Redondo Beach -- Hawthorne Bl, Crenshaw Bl, & M.L. King Bl  TRUNCATE line east of Crenshaw Blvd