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Los Angeles COVID-19 Transit Updates

December 15, 2020

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⚬  LA Metro ⚬ Anaheim Resort Transportation ⚬ Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) ⚬ Arcadia Transit ⚬ Beach Cities Transit ⚬ Big Blue BusBurbank Bus ⚬ Camarillo Area TransitCarson Circuit ⚬ City of Commerce Municipal Bus LinesCulver City Bus ⚬ Foothill Transit ⚬ Gold Coast Transit ⚬ GTrans ⚬ LADOT ⚬ LAX FlyAway ⚬ Metrolink Trains ⚬ Montebello Bus Lines ⚬  Moorpark City Transit ⚬  Norwalk TransitPasadena Transit ⚬ Omnitrans ⚬ Orange County Transportation Agency (OCTA) ⚬ Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) ⚬ Santa Clarita Transit ⚬ Simi Valley Transit ⚬ Spirit Bus ⚬ Thousand Oaks Transit ⚬ Torrance Transit ⚬ Ventura County Transportation Commission


LA Metro: 

Face coverings are required on Metro until further notice.

New bus schedules effective December 13:

More Frequent Service:

  • Trips added on weekdays to the following bus lines to improve frequencies and provide more room for social distancing: 2, 4, 10, 16, 18, 20, 28, 30, 33, 40, 45, 53, 55, 60, 62, 66, 70, 78, 81, 90/91, 105, 108, 110, 111, 115, 125, 130, 150/240, 152, 161, 162/163, 164, 165, 166, 200, 206, 207, 209, 210, 212, 224, 232, 233, 234, 245, 251, 258, 260, 344, 460, 550, 603, 704, 720, 733, 734, 744, 754, 757 and 910 (the J Line, i.e. Silver Line).
  • Trips e added on Saturdays on the following lines: 16, 18, 28, 40, 45, 51, 60, 66, 81, 105, 108, 111, 152, 162/163, 180/181, 200, 204, 207, 210, 212, 224, 251, 260, 487, 603, 720, 733 and 754.
  • Trips added on Sundays on the following lines: 18, 28, 45, 53, 60, 66, 81, 105, 115, 200, 207, 210, 251, 460, 487 and 754.
  • Lines 53 (Central Av), 55 (Compton Av), 70 (Garvey Av), 152 (Roscoe Bl), and 603 (Hoover St) will improve to 15-minute frequencies during the day on weekdays.
  • Line 734 (Sepulveda Bl) will be improved to 20-minute frequencies during the day on weekdays
  • Lines 165 (Vanowen St) and 234 (Sepulveda Bl) will be improved to 20-minute frequencies peak periods weekdays.
  • Lines 90/91 (Sunland/Sylmar via Foothill Bl) will be improved to 30-minute frequencies during the day.

Eight Rapid Lines Being Replaced With More Frequent Local Lines:

Eight Rapid Lines listed below are discontinued and replaced with increased service frequency on local lines on these same corridors. Some bus stops on local bus lines changed to reduce travel time on the bus while maintaining easy access to bus stops. If a stop is discontinued, you will see a sign on it directing you to the nearest stop.

  • The 705 that serves Vernon Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard is replaced by the 105.
  • The 710 on Crenshaw Boulevard is by the 210.
  • The 728 on Olympic Boulevard is replaced by the 28.
  • The 740 on Hawthorne and Crenshaw boulevards is replaced by the 40 and 210.
  • The 745 on Broadway is replaced by the 45.
  • The 751 on Soto Street is replaced by the 251.
  • The 760 on Long Beach Boulevard is replaced by the 60.
  • The 762 on Atlantic Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue is replaced by the 260.

Modifications to Other Bus Lines:

  • The routes for Lines 20 and 60 in downtown Los Angeles are adjusted to save time by using the new 5th & 6th Street bus lanes instead of 7th Street (which will still be served by Lines 51, 52).
  • Line 55 is being straightened to reduce travel time for the majority of riders by omitting the lesser-used part of the route to the A (Blue) Line’s Firestone Station. Overnight owl service on the 55 south of Willowbrook/Rosa ParksStation is discontinued due to low ridership.
  • Line 60 owl service to Long Beach will no longer stop at Compton Station due to low ridership.
  • Line 62 is straightened to reduce travel time for most riders by omitting the lesser-used segment of the route to/from the Norwalk Metrolink Station.
  • Line 76 is straightened to reduce travel time for most riders by omitting the lesser-used segment to/from the El Monte Metrolink Station.
  • Line 106 begins running service on weekdays again – service on this line was suspended in April due to COVID-19 pandemic service changes.
  • Line 117 will have a new segment on Century Boulevard to better serve the Jordan Downs housing redevelopment.
  • Line 126 on Manhattan Beach Boulevard is discontinued due to low ridership.
  • Line 161’s first two trips on weekdays are extended to serve Thousand Oaks.
  • Line 210 is adjusted for all trips to serve the D (Purple) Line’s Wilshire/Western Station via Crenshaw, Wilshire, Western, Beverly, and Rossmore for improved connections to the Metro Rail network.
  • Line 217 service is discontinued south of the E (Expo) Line due to low ridership. This lesser-used section of Line 217 has not operated since April.
  • Line 254 is discontinued due to low ridership. 
  • Line 258 is rerouted to serve the L (Gold) Line’s South Pasadena Station and York/Figueroa via Floral Street and Eastern Avenue to provide a much-requested connection with the L (Gold) Line. Service on Oak Knoll in San Marino is discontinued due to low ridership on this segment.
  • Limited Lines 302, 312, 316, 330, 351, 353, 355, 358, 364, 378 are merged with their partner local lines. These lines have not operated since April due to pandemic service changes.
  • Line 442 is discontinued due to low ridership. This service has not operated since April due to COVID-19 pandemic service changes.
  • Lines 487 and 489 will terminate in the 7th & Metro Center area in downtown L.A. during peak hours weekdays and at Union Station during off-peak hours and on weekends to reflect ridership patterns.
  • Line 534’s segment to Point Dume isdiscontinued due to low ridership.
  • Line 601’s owl service to Warner Center is discontinued due to low ridership.
  • Line 607 in Windsor Hills and Inglewood is discontinued due to low ridership.
  • Line 612 (South Gate Shuttle) is discontinued due to low ridership. 
  • Line 625 LAX World Way West shuttle isdiscontinued due to low ridership.

Boarding:

  • The front door will remain available to wheelchair riders and those who need a wheelchair ramp.
  • To assist with social distancing, all Metro Bus riders must board and exit through rear doors only.
  • Rear door; however front door boarding available upon request.
  • Face coverings are required until further notice.

METRO RAIL

  • G Line (Orange): Buses will run on Saturday/Sunday schedule seven days a week with buses every 10 minutes between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and every 15 minutes at other times.
  • J Line (Silver): Line 910 will run on Saturday/Sunday schedule seven days a week with buses every 15 minutes between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. and every 15 to 20 minutes at other times. Line 950 to and from San Pedro will run every 30 minutes most of the day. The first northbound 950 trips departing San Pedro at 5:33 a.m. will use a larger, 60-foot bus to help riders maintain physical distancing
  • A Line (Blue): Weekday trains will run every 12 minutes between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and 20 minutes at all other times. Weekend trains will run every 12 minutes between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at all other times.
  • B Line (Red) and D Line (Purple): Weekday trains on both lines will run every 12 minutes from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Weekend trains will run every 12 minutes on both lines from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at all other times.
  • C Line (Green): Weekday trains will run every 12 minutes from 4 a.m. until 9 a.m., 15 minutes from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and 12 minutes from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m., and every 20 minutes at all other times. Weekend trains will run every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at other times.
  • E Line (Expo): Weekday trains will run every 12 minutes between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at all other times. Weekend trains will run every 12 minutes between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at all other times.
  • L Line (Gold): Beginning Saturday, October 24th Metro Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station is closed for construction. Shuttle bus service provided between Union Station and Pico Aliso Station via Little Tokyo. Weekday trains will run every 12 minutes between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at all other times. Weekend trains will run every 12 minutes between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at all other times.
  • Final trips each day departing terminal stations are at midnight on all trains.

METRO BIKE

  • Metro Bike Share remains available at this time. We recommend using sanitizing wipes to clean the bike before and after riding and washing your hands after a ride. 
  • Metro Bike Hubs are currently unstaffed but remain open 24/7 for self-parking.

Click here for more details.

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Anaheim Resort Transportation:

ART is operating updated Temporary Routes. The Downtown Disney bus route has reopened. Read more.

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Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA)

Effective Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, AVTA will resume regular local & commuter services, with the exception of the school specials & 747/748. Additional service changes in effect December 14.

Read more.

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Arcadia Transit

Arcadia Transit Fixed-Route provides general public transit service on three bus lines – Green, Blue, and Red.

Read more.

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Beach Cities Transit

Buses are running on a modified schedule until further notice.

Boarding:

  • Rear door
  • Front door boarding available upon request only
  • Face covers are required

BCT and WAVE fares are free.

Read more.

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Big Blue Bus:

Beginning Sunday, September 27, there are schedule adjustments on thirteen (13) routes, restoring weekday service on Rapid 7, and suspending service on Route 16. The changes will help us limit overcrowding as customers return to our system, reallocate service where customers need it most, and ensure that our buses remain a safe and reliable option for getting around the region.

Face coverings required on Big Blue Bus. Read more.

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Burbank Bus:

Effective Monday, April 13, 2020, BurbankBus will be implementing a service reduction for all routes until further notice:

  • The NoHo-Media District Route will offer service every 30 minutes from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • The NoHo-Airport Route will offer service every 30 minutes from 6:00 a.m. to 8:37 p.m.
  • The Pink Route will operate on a regular schedule, but hours will be shortened to 6:30 a.m. to 8:38 p.m.

Read more.

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Camarillo Area Transit:

Regular transit services have resumed. Read more.

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Carson Circuit:

Carson Circuit bus service is suspended. Read more.

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City of Commerce Municipal Bus Lines:

The City of Commerce bus service is operating on a modified Saturday schedule. Citadel Express service has been modified.
Read more.

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Culver City Bus:

Operating on an adjusted schedule, Line 5 is discontinued temporarily.

Read more.

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Foothill Transit:

Service updates in effect October 18.

  • Schedule adjustments — Adjusted service on the following lines: Line 291 will have trips every 16 minutes during the middle of the day, we’ve adjusted weekday schedules on duartEbus Lines 860 and 861, and we’ve added an additional westbound trip on Line 490 from the Covina Transit Center.
  • Bus Stop Adjustments — Lines 190 and 194 will end eastbound trips at the Temple and South Campus bus stop to improve connections at Cal Poly Pomona.

Face covering is required to ride, rear door boarding.

Fare returned on October 18.

Read more.

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Gold Coast Transit:

Gold Coast Transit is currently operating at an adjusted service level.

Rear door boarding, face coverings required, and free fares.

Read more.

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GTrans:

GTrans is operating a modified bus schedule seven days a week until further notice. Line 5 will operate daily on weekdays only. Line 4 is temporarily out of service until further notice.

Rear door boarding and free fares. GTrans customers are required to wear face coverings that cover the nose and mouth while on board. Read more.

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LADOT:

Temporary service modifications are still in effect for most community DASH routes and commuter express routes.
Read more.

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LAX FlyAway:

Hollywood and Long Beach routes are discontinued. Union Station and Van Nuys’ schedules are changed. Read more.

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Long Beach Transit:

LBT is operating a modified bus schedule, until further notice, for customers performing essential activities and traveling to work.

Routes not in Service: Passport, 52, 81, 92, 93, 96, 102, 175, 176

Please note – Routes 92, 93, 175 will operate weekdays only!

45 and 46 not serving CSULB.

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Metrolink Trains:

Metrolink temporarily operates on a modified schedule.

All lines are operating M-F, and Saturday and Sunday service is available on all lines except Ventura County and Riverside. Read more.

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Montebello Bus Lines:

Montebello Bus temporarily operates on a reduced schedule.

Effective August 2, 2020 Lines 70 and 90 will return to service. Lines 10 and 40 will increase service.

Boarding:

  • Enter through the front door, exit through the rear door
  • Passengers are required to wear face masks
  • Maximum of 10 passengers per bus to prevent overcrowding

Read more.

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Moorpark City Transit:

  •  Route 1:
    • Monday through Friday
    • 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Effective August 19, 2019)
  • Route 2:
    • Monday through Friday
    •  6:15 a.m. to 5:54 p.m. (Effective August 19, 2019)
  • “Tripper” Service
    • Monday through Friday
    • 10:40 a.m. to 3:22 p.m. (Effective October 21, 2020)

Rear door boarding. Free fares.  Read more.

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Norwalk Transit:

Norwalk Transit is operating a regular bus schedule.

Rear door boarding. Free fares.  Read more.

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Omnitrans:

Operating adjusted bus services:

  • The frequency will be restored to pre-COVID levels on the following routes: 1, 3, 4, 14, 61, and 66. Freeway Express Route 290 is also returning, with peak service in the early morning and late afternoon.
  • Route 81 will now serve the Ontario-East Metrolink station to provide a connection to train commuters, and the new Route 87 will extend into the Riverside County line to serve the Eastvale Amazon distribution warehouses along Goodman Ave.
  • The routes which will be eliminated include Routes 5, 7, 20, 80, 86, 308/309/310, and 325.
  • New routes launching in September include:
    • Route 6, which combines parts of the previously existing Routes 5 and 7, serving San Bernardino.
    • Route 87, which combines parts of the previously existing Routes 80 and 86, serving Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, and Eastvale.
    • Route 305, which combines parts of the eliminated Route 5 and OmniGo Route 325 in Grand Terrace.
    • Route 319, which combines the eliminated OmniGo Route 309/310 in Yucaipa.

Read more.

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Orange County Transportation Agency (OCTA):

OCTA continues running the current modified schedule as shown below, effective Oct. 11:

MONDAY-SATURDAY
OC Bus will operate modified Saturday service on the following routes: 1, 25, 26, 29, 30, 33, 35, 37, 38, 42, 43, 46, 47, 50, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 64, 66, 70, 71, 72, 79, 83, 89, 90, 91, 129, 143, 153, 177, 543, and 862.

MINOR SCHEDULE CHANGES
Changes were made to routes 54, 55, 59, 64, 70, 90, and 862.

WEEKDAYS ONLY
OC Bus will operate weekday service on the following routes: 76, 82, 85, 86, 87, 123, 167, 177, 178, 453, 463, 472, 473, and 480.

SUNDAYS
OC Bus will operate regular Sunday service.

TEMPORARILY DISCONTINUED ROUTES
53X, 57X, 64X, 150, 206, 213, 529, 560, 701, 721, 794

Read more

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Pasadena Transit:

Effective August 9:

  • Route 20 weekdays: 12-15 minute service most of the day
  • Route 31/32 weekdays: 18-25 minute service most of the day
  • Route 40 weekdays: 33-minute service all-day
  • Route 51/52 weekdays: 60-minute service all-day
  • Route 60: Temporarily discontinued
  • Current Saturday and Sunday schedules will remain

Rear door boarding. Read more.

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Riverside Transit Agency (RTA):

Riverside Transit Agency has adjusted all routes and schedules, effective September 13, 2020

Rear door boarding and face masks are required.

See the updated service changes.

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Santa Clarita Transit:

Beginning October 10, 2020, many local routes will have expanded service hours and additional trips. This schedule balances the current needs for public transportation and social distancing and will continue until further direction is provided. Passengers are required to wear face coverings while onboard Santa Clarita Transit vehicles.

Read more.

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Simi Valley Transit:

Effective Monday, November 2, 2020, the schedule for Route 20 has changed.

Simi Valley Transit’s Route 10, 20, and 30 are operating. Route A, B, C, and D are no longer in service.

Effective Monday, July 13, 2020 face masks will be required when riding all Simi Valley Transit vehicles.

Effective April 10: The City will no longer charge fare on the Fixed Route system until further notice. Also, passengers will only load and unload from the rear door of the bus, however, seniors and individuals with mobility devices may board through the front door. Passengers are also encouraged to wear masks. Please view the Press Release for more information.

Read more.

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Spirit Bus:

Spirit Bus Services is temporary suspended until further notice. Read more.

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Thousand Oaks Transit:

Effective Monday, June 1, 2020, all Thousand Oaks Transit services have resumed normal service with new bus routes on August 3, 2020 – Route 40, 41, 42, 43, and 44. Free fares.

Thousand Oaks Transit is prohibiting eating and drinking is while onboard their buses. The use of face-covering is required at all times. If you need a mask, please request one from your driver.

Read more.

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Torrance Transit:

  • Torrance Transit will resume its regularly scheduled service starting October 11, 2020.
  • All passengers must wear a face-covering while riding a Torrance Transit bus, and must use the designated seating.
  • Torrance Transit is presently not charging fares.
  • Everyone must board and alight from the rear door.

Read more.

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Ventura County Transportation Commission:

Running on a modified schedule.

Face coverings are required. Free fares.

Read more.

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Source: https://go511.com/CoronaVirus


You ride (healthy), we guide. 

The Moovit Team

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