The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) supported “Dump the Pump” Day in L.A. by announcing the launch of its new shuttle service in the Warner Center, which will make it much more convenient for the public to access numerous destinations at San Fernando Valley’s largest business development park.
Also referred to as Line 601, the Warner Center Shuttle will provide 10 new area bus stops and will run every 10 minutes throughout the day. Buses will operate seven days a week. Riders will have direct access to Westfield Topanga, The Village, Warner Center Corporate Park, Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center, and other locations. Specially wrapped 40-foot shuttle buses will start and end their trips at the Canoga Metro Orange Line Station in Canoga Park.
“Metro is committed to giving Angelenos a faster, more convenient connection to life’s most important destinations,” said L.A. Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti. “This new shuttle service will provide Angelenos with a convenient and sustainable way to travel to one of our region’s most vibrant economic hubs.”
Shuttles will replace 60-foot Orange Line bus service to Warner Center. Orange Line buses will now run directly between North Hollywood and Chatsworth, which should also improve end-to-end travel times and service frequencies for bus riders. Additionally, Metro will modify several local bus lines to speed up and simplify the service.
The service improvement is the first of a series of upcoming Valley transit improvements now planned to transform the region’s transportations options. It conforms with Metro’s plans for its ongoing NextGen Bus Study to improve bus travel times, straighten out routes, and streamline service countywide. Other forthcoming Valley transit improvements include the East San Fernando Transit Corridor Project, Metro Orange Line Improvements to improve speed, capacity and safety, and the 2020 transition to an all-electric bus fleet on the Orange Line right-of-way.
“We are planning significant transportation improvements in the San Fernando Valley that will give more residents an opportunity to dump the pump every day,” said Phillip A. Washington, Metro CEO. “Our efforts to build new transit lines that connect with the Orange Line are now in place and will literally transform transportation in the Valley.”