Riders Are Ditching Buses for Trains Along Metro L.A.'s New Gold Line Extension

As ridership on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Gold Line light rail line continues to grow, duplicative bus lines are suffering.
April 6, 2017, 12pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A year of record boardings on the San Gabriel Valley’s Gold Line train is suppressing bus ridership, causing a local independent operator to propose substantial reductions to lines that offer similar service," reports Scauuzillo.

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As a response to a passenger shift from buses to the light-rail foothill extension running from Pasadena to the Azusa/Glendora border for a year, West Covina-based Foothill Transit is proposing to slash bus lines, including Line 187, one of the most popular east-west bus routes that runs from Montclair to Pasadena, across the foothill cities of the San Gabriel Valley.

The proposed restructuring plan still requires public consideration in the form of a public comment period lasting until April 24. The Foothill Transit governing board is expected to vote on the restructuring on May 26. 

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Published on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in San Gabriel Valley Tribune
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