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Metro Debuts New Rapid Service between Downtown and Santa Monica

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L.A. City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl before he boards the new line | Photo via Metro
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The push for public transportation in Los Angeles takes another step with the opening of a new higher speed Metro line that travels from the beach to the heart of the City.

Opened on Sunday, Metro Rapid Line 733 runs from Santa Monica to downtown Los Angeles. It mostly runs east and west along Venice Blvd every 10 minutes during rush hour and every 15 to 20 minutes all other times.

The line is said to make fewer stops and be faster than normal traffic due to a citywide bus signal priority system, according to The Source, Metro's in-house blog.