Rep. Chu Statement on Pilot Bus Service to Pasadena
Washington, D.C. – Today, Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced a pilot program that provides bus service to increase access to metro transit lines for L.A. area commuters. The service, referred to as the “NoHo to Pasadena Express” will connect passengers to the Metro Red/Orange Lines in North Hollywood and the Metro Gold Line in Pasadena, and includes stops in Burbank’s Media District and North Downtown Glendale. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), whose district include Pasadena and areas served by the Gold Line, released the following statement:
“The NoHo to Pasadena Express is an exciting announcement for our area. The newly expanded Gold Line, which begins service to Azusa this Saturday, March 5th, promises to ease congestion on our roads and improve the lives and commutes of the residents of the San Gabriel Valley. Now with this new bus service, connecting to Metro lines will be even easier. Furthermore, increasing access to public transit by adding more commuter bus and rail services reduces our carbon footprint and creates a cleaner environment for generations to come. I applaud the Mayor and Metro for launching this service and hope to see this service become permanent.”
The new line, Line 501, will make six station stops: North Hollywood, Hollywood Way, and Olive Avenue in Burbank, Buena Vista Street and Alameda Avenue in Burbank, Goode Avenue and Brand Boulevard (westbound) and Sanchez Drive and Brand Boulevard (eastbound in Glendale) and the Gold Line’s Memorial Park and Del Mar stations in Pasadena. Service will operate Monday through Friday, from 5:30 am to 9:00 pm. Weekend service will run from 6:30 am to 9:00 pm. More information can be found at www.metro.net.