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MTA Reduces Service, Tells 9 Bus Lines To Hit The Road

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The "cash-strapped" Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be reducing service and eliminating nine of its bus lines starting Dec. 12.

Five Metro Rapid lines and four local lines will be affected and service will be reallocated to other other lines along the same routes. Some Saturday and Sunday service will be canceled as well.

These changes represent a 3.7 percent reduction in Metro's bus service hours according to Metro spokesman Mick Rick Jager, who expects the cuts will save $30 million a year and work in conjunction with layoffs and the cancellation of projects to "close the operating deficit of $250 million this fiscal year," reports the Daily Breeze.

Metro's revised timetables are posted online and aboard buses. Information on specific bus routes are available at (323) GO-METRO.