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File #: 2022-0426   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 6/21/2022 In control: Operations, Safety, and Customer Experience Committee
On agenda: 11/17/2022 Final action: 11/17/2022
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE the NextGen Bus Plan Effectiveness Assessment.
Sponsors: Operations, Safety, and Customer Experience Commit
Indexes: Access Services Inc., Health care, Informational Report, Jobs, Metro Rail A Line, NextGen Bus Study, Off peak periods, Peak periods, Plan, Ridership, Safety, Strategic planning, Transit buses, Travel time, Weekdays
Attachments: 1. Appendix A - NextGen Bus Plan Status Update, 2. Presentation
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OPERATIONS, SAFETY, AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 17, 2022

Subject
SUBJECT: NEXTGEN BUS PLAN EFFECTIVENESS ASSESSMENT

Action
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE the NextGen Bus Plan Effectiveness Assessment.

Issue
ISSUE

In October 2020, the Board adopted the NextGen Bus Plan for the implementation of a fast, frequent, and reliable bus network for riders. Phased implementation of network restructuring began in December 2020, with additional phases implemented in June 2021 and September/December 2021.

This report assesses the potential effectiveness of the NextGen Bus Plan in comparison to the previous service in place in December 2019. A separate report is provided periodically for Motion 22.1 entitled NextGen Bus Speed Engineering Working Group to report on key milestones of progress in the implementation of the NextGen speed and reliability improvements.

Background
BACKGROUND

The NextGen Bus Plan, the first comprehensive review of the Metro bus network in a generation, focused on establishing a fast, frequent, and reliable network that was easy to understand and competitive in the overall market for travel in LA County. This new network would be capable of supporting growth in overall ridership for the bus system through addressing opportunities to be more competitive at off peak-times and for shorter distance trips.

The implementation of the NextGen Bus Plan, with its associated bus line restructuring and the establishment of a set of service frequency tiers, was largely completed in December 2021.

Through the three-phase implementation of the NextGen Bus Plan, as of December 2021, Metro's 119 bus lines had service schedules within the following frequency tiers as shown in Table 1 below:

Table 1: NextGen Frequency Tiers - as of Dec 2021
Service Type
Peak Weekday
Midday Weekday
Evening
Weekend
Number of Lines
Core Network (Tier 1)
5-10
5-10
10- 15
7.5-15
31
Convenience Netwo...

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