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Commuter Express Lines to be Possibly Updated

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The 15 Commuter Express lines that provide non-stop and express bus service between residential areas and work centers in the City of Los Angeles have not been updated in 20 years. So it's a good thing that Councilwoman Wendy Greuel introduced a motion on Wednesday, calling for a review of those lines. Let's hope it goes through.

"Our commuting patterns have shifted dramatically in the last 20 years," said Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, Chair of the City Transportation Committee. "It is unbelievable to me that the City has not examined these routes before now."

Los Angeles has changed since 1985, even more defying the traditional central Downtown concept as an employment center. Other regions, such as the Westside, the Inland Empire, the South Bay and the San Fernando Valley have experienced significant job growth in the past two decades.

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Commuter Express lines go from various parts of the Valley, Westside, Southbay and Harbor to Downtown and from various parts of the city to the Valley, Westside and Pasadena. They generally operate Monday through Friday during the peak commute hours.

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