Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Valley-Westside Express Open

There's an easier way to travel between the San Fernando Valley and West Los Angeles.

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Metro riders can save at least 20 minutes of time in each direction compared with current Metro bus service between the Valley and Westwood. Metro’s 45-foot advanced composite buses will provide weekday service approximately every 15 minutes during peak morning and afternoon periods.
Express bus riders will also benefit from an easy transfer to the Orange Line that connects to destinations including Woodland Hills, Chatsworth and North Hollywood. Regular transit fares will apply for the Valley-Westside Express.
Other important points:
•The Valley-Westside Express can be ridden for the cost of a regular Metro fare — there are no express surcharges. Those who pay with a TAP card get two hours of free transfers.
•The Valley-Westside Express will also provide service along Van Nuys Boulevard corridor to and from Arleta, making all Rapid stops along the way.
•The Valley-Westside Express will stop at two Orange Line stations — Van Nuys and Sepulveda. Both stations offer free parking for those who want to park and then ride the new bus service.
•Metro will monitor ridership of the new line and is prepared to add service based on demand.
•Metro also plans to extend the line south from Westwood to the Expo Line’s Sepulveda Station when it opens in 2016 to create even greater transit connections for the West L.A. area.