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Metro Proposes More Bus Service Cuts. Are You On Board?
Metro has put forth a set of bus service changes and cuts that would affect passengers and drivers on 23 lines currently in operation. Before the service reductions would go into place, on June 26, 2011, the nine route cancellations and alterations to service on numerous other lines, Metro will hold a series of public hearings to discuss the changes.
Streetsblog LA has been eying the potential service cuts, and reached out to transit advocates for their reaction to the proposed changes, as well as offered criticism of Metro for how they are handling the situation, by not focusing on the positive aspects of their service, or the high level of usage their bus lines enjoy. "None of this is to say that cuts aren’t needed or can’t be useful, just that Metro’s bus service is often maligned in the press or public opinion," writes Streetsblog LA's Damien Newton. "Even when cuts are needed, it would be nice for Metro to try to remind people of this."
Read what The Southern California Transit Advocates and StreetsblogLA's Dana Gabbard , The Transit Coalition's Faramarz Nabavi and San Fernando Valley Service Council Member Kymberleigh Richards each said in response to the cuts. One of the more vocal transit advocacy groups, the Bus Riders Union , did not provide a detailed reply, but told Newton "they’re still working on analyzing the cuts, but that they found the proposal shocking."
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.