Bus Riders Have Spoken: MTA Doesn't Pass the Mark
by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 2, 2009
More than 2,600 Bus Riders Grade the MTA a D average.
For the past two months, the Bus Riders Union has collected over 2,600 surveys of what bus riders think of MTA bus service and the results demonstrate an overwhleming dissatisfaction. The results are a critical intervention at a time when the public debate about the future of public transportation in LA County is centerd on the prioritization of rail and highway expansion. The Bus Riders Union calls on MTA Directors LA City Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Supervisor Ridley-Thomas and LA City Councilmember Huizar to adopt the BRU's Clean Air and Economic Justice Plan as a foundation for the Measure R Bus System Improvement Plan and as part of its draft 2009 Long Range Transportation Plan.
The BRU Clean Air and Economic Justice Plan is a concrete proposal to address bus riders dissatisfaction by investing in a bus-centered system by adding 500 buses to fleet, reversal of the 2007 fare increases, invest $150 million for Bus only Lanes and expand weekend and night service.
Take Action Now
Call Mayor Villaraigosa at 213-978-0600 and Supervisor Ridley-Thomas at 213-974-2222 to say "Bus Riders have rated MTA Bus Service with a non-passing D grade average, we urge you to adopt the BRU Clean Air and Economic Justice Plan, by purchasing 500 expansion buses, reversal of the 2007 fare increases, invest $150 million for Bus only Lanes and expand weekend and night service."