INFLUENCE OF THE RAIL PROGRAM ON BUS TRANSIT IN LOS ANGELES

This article evaluates certain arguments used in Los Angeles to couch the bus system as a victim of a misguided rail program. An argument is made to show that the rail program was not set up to discredit buses. The bus system will continue to be the workhorse transit mode, both in Los Angeles and nationwide, as no other system can provide the needed area coverage within a large urbanized area. Two-thirds of its riders rank the bus service as good or very good, a strong indication that it is doing its job well. However, the bus system will never be the single solution for transit in Los Angeles. Twice in 10 years, (1980 and 1990), citizens of Los Angeles agreed and voted funding for a major rail component of the transit system.

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  • Accession Number: 00797514
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2000 12:00AM