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Between the Westside and the Valley; A History of Bus Service through the Sepulveda Pass

As “Carmageddon” (the closure of I-405 in the Sepulveda Pass) fades into history for the next eleven months, let us now discuss the history of bus services between West Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley Between the Westside and the Valley – Before the I-405 Before there was a road in the Sepulveda Pass, […]

MTA #266: From Pasadena to Lakewood

A More Than Red Cars reader writes:   How about an “analysis” (historical review) of Lines 76 (Valley Blvd. to El Monte from Downtown L.A.), and Line 266 (Sierra Madre Station to Lakewood Center via Rosemead Blvd.? Maybe a review of these two bus lines will draw attention to getting more service on them!   […]

Bussing It To the Airport: The Life and Death(?) of Line #439

Effective December 12, 2010, Metro cut back service on its Bus Route #439 from an all-day operation to a peak-hour-only, bi-directional commuter service. But at one time #439 was the way to get to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), that is, if you didn’t want to spring for a taxi or shuttle van. #439 was […]