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