Presentation on theme: "Increasing bus service on Metro Local 256 By: Israel Figueroa, Reyes Lucero, Yair De Jesus, Toby Benitez."— Presentation transcript:
Increasing bus service on Metro Local 256 By: Israel Figueroa, Reyes Lucero, Yair De Jesus, Toby Benitez
Background Metro Local Line 256 runs between Commerce and Altadena Metro Local Line 256 runs between Commerce and Altadena According to the official Timetable, bus frequency is about 45 minutes According to the official Timetable, bus frequency is about 45 minutes Passengers do not like waiting for the next bus. Passengers do not like waiting for the next bus.
Problem Bus service is limited in this bus. Passengers have to wait a very long time for the bus to show up. The service on the line runs on
Current ridership Monday thru Friday: Morning: 70-100 each way. Afternoon: 60-90 each way. Some of these buses get very full and passengers have to be standing, wait a long time for the bus to begin with.
Who takes care of bus Service? Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) is in charge of buses in Los Angeles County. The person that in charge in timetable and increase of bus service is Conan Cheung.
Proposed solution We want an increase of bus service in this route. Having service increase from 45 to 30 minutes, mostly during rush hour. This includes having two additional buses More open seats.
Petition To get our proposal to the public and to Metro Representative, we created a petition.
Action Taken For our petition, we took the bus. Both northbound and southbound. We also got comments from the public, including Increasing to 20 minutes Instead of 31ft buses to 40ft buses. Half of the people who signed our petition are residents that surround the 256.
Action Taken We met up with Metros Conan Cheung, Presented our plan. His conclusion: That adding more buses cannot be approved. To decrease non-rush hour and/or weekend service. How much does it cost yearly? At $ 1000 per day. To shorten where the bus route travels.
Reflection Our next steps, include: Revising the timetable Allocating funding to increasing service.