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Gas at All Time High; Metro Looking to Cut Service

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It's a new record for Los Angeles -- $3.49 a gallon, as of this morning reports KFWB 980 AM. The price of the barrel, also at an all time high, is $105.10.

This comes as Metro is looking to cut bus service across the Los Angeles area. Last night, 12 of the threatened lines were voted upon by the San Fernando Valley Governance Council. "Some schedules and routes will be modified but none will be eliminated. The main route up for discussion, line 154, will not change. The MTA Board of Directors can over ride the vote but that's not expected." That's what FOX11 News says. More regional service sector meetings continue next week.

Meanwhile, Metro is looking into extending the Orange Line with a four-mile connection north to Chatsworth from Canoga Park. It is said that the extension would be popular on the already crowded line that receives 20,875 weekday, which is nearly a thousannd shy of the 15-year projected ridership. However, this extension could take 6 years to complete. With two plans to pick from, both plans call for the widening of Canoga Avenue and the closure of 56 businesses that rent from Metro on a month-to-month lease.

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Two public hearings regarding the extension are set for March 19 and 26.

Photo of the Woodman Orange Line Station by Zach Behrens/LAist