The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced changes to bus routes in the San Fernando Valley and the launch of Metro Micro on Silver Lake Boulevard in Silver Lake as part of its NextGen Bus Plan to improve service.
Starting Monday, Metro will have an additional branch of Line 236, called Line 235, on weekdays in Granada Hills, San Fernando and Sylmar to service Line 236’s former route north of Rinaldi Street along Balboa Boulevard, Foothill Boulevard and Glenoaks Boulevard to the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station.
On Sunday, Metro will launch a new shuttle route 622 in Burbank and Sun Valley to link Line 222 at the Hollywood-Burbank Airport with Sun Valley and Bus Lines 90, 92, 152, 169, 224, 230 and 294 via Hollywood Way, Glenoaks Boulevard, Tuxford Street and Roscoe Boulevard to Laurel Canyon Boulevard.
Also beginning on Sunday, Silver Lake Boulevard in Silver Lake will be serviced by Metro’s on-demand ride-hailing service, Metro Micro, as part of the Glendale, Eagle Rock and Highland Park zone. The Metro Micro service was expanded into Silver Lake because Line 182, which replaced Line 201 on June 27, does not serve Silver Lake Boulevard in Silver Lake.
The Metro Micro program, which began as a partnership with RideCo Inc., offers rides for $1 through the end of 2021. Each ride-hailing vehicle holds up to 10 passengers, and a person’s trip must start and end within the same zone.
The Highland Park/Eagle Rock/Glendale zone provides access to Glendale Community College and Occidental College, hiking and outdoor activities, Metrolink’s Glendale Station and Metro’s L Line. The Metro Micro app can be downloaded on the Apple store at https://apple.co/2KCpWmP and on Google Play at https://bit.ly/3sJz7Tz.
Metro is working to increase bus stop frequency and modify routes to make them more accessible through its NextGen Bus Plan. The first phase was implemented in December, and the second phase began on June 27, when the transit agency added service on dozens of bus lines, particularly in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys.
All bus line changes can be found at metro.net/mybus and more information about the NextGen Bus Plan is available at metro.net/projects/nextgen.