Serving Larchmont Village, Hancock Park, and the Greater Wilshire neighborhoods of Los Angeles since 2011.

Come Hear About Metro’s New NextGen Bus System Plan

Last spring, Metro held a big series of community meetings that shared data and collected public feedback for the transportation agency’s efforts to revamp and significantly modernize its bus system.  The project, called NextGen, also released a lot of fascinating new data (including stats and maps on system frequency, capacity, density, trip lengths, origins and destinations, and more), last July.

The project is billed as the first major overhaul of Metro’s bus system in 25 years — a period during which, says Metro, “…our county has evolved dramatically, with over a million residents added and the transformation of many local communities with new travel patterns.”

Today, that growth is continuing, says the agency, and “with new transportation options like ride hailing apps and bike share, it is important that our bus system integrates with all the ways Angelenos travel today, with flexibility built in for the future.”

So now, after nearly a year of review and development, Metro is finally debuting and seeking public feedback on the details of its proposed NextGen Bus Plan.   The goals of the plan, says Metro, are to:

  • Provide 8 out of 10 bus riders with 10-minute frequence or better
  • Improve midday, evening and weekend bus service
  • Offer a quarter-mile or less walk to a bus stop for almost all riders
  • Deliver shorter waits and faster travel, sytem-wide

If you’d like to see what they’ve come up with, and how the proposal could “improve service to current customers, attract new customers and win back past customers,” then mark your calendars and plan to attend one of the 12 upcoming meetings. The three sessions closest to our area are:

Saturday, February 1, 2020
10am – 1pm
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Aspen Hall TE-101
2215 S. Grand Av
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
4 – 7pm
Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Bl
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Saturday, February 22, 2020
10am – 1pm
Los Angeles Metro Headquarters
Board Room
1 Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

But if you’re out and about and further afield, these meetings will also be available:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
4 – 7pm
Grand Annex
434 W 6th St
San Pedro, CA 90731

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
4 – 7pm
Marvin Braude Constituent Center
6262 Van Nuys Bl
Van Nuys, CA 91401

Monday, February 10, 2020
4 – 7pm
El Monte Station
3501 Santa Anita Av
El Monte, CA 91731

Thursday, February 13, 2020
4 – 7pm
Clearwater Building
16401 Paramount Bl
Paramount, CA 90723

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
4 – 7pm
East Los Angeles College
Ingalls Auditorium
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Thursday, February 20, 2020
4 – 7pm
Pasadena Senior Center
85 E Holly St
Pasadena, CA 91103

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
4 – 7pm
Bell Community Center
6250 Pine Av
Bell, CA 90201

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
4 – 7pm
The Foundation Center
11633 S Western Av
Los Angeles, CA 90047

Thursday, February 27, 2020
4 – 7pm
Rose Goldwater Community Center
21710 Vanowen St
Canoga Park, CA 91303

Meanwhile, for more information, see  You can also read the full plan here and provide feedback to [email protected].  And if you’d like to hear directly about NextGen news and meetings, you can sign up for the project’s mailing list at


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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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