Metro Schedules Community Meetings on Wilshire BRT

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We Won’t Have to Worry About Local Buses on Rapid Routes after Wilshire Get’s BRT

It’s been exactly eight months since Streetsblog last checked in on Metro’s plan to place a bus-only lane on Wilshire Boulevard, but now Metro is ready to discuss the preliminary results of their environmental studies and solicit feedback from the community on the Bus Rapid Transit treatments for Wilshire Boulevard.  While the final result won’t be another Orange Line, there’s a lot Metro can do to make buses move more quickly on Wilshire Boulevard such as providing signal prioritiazation for all buses or having dedicated bus lanes.

The schedule for these meetings can be found after the jump.  For more information on the Wilshire BRT project, check out Metro’s project website.

Wednesday, November 12, 6-8pm
Wilshire United Methodist Church
4350 Wilshire Bl
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Monday, November 17, 6-8pm
Westwood Presbyterian Church
10822 Wilshire Bl
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Tuesday, November 18, 6-8pm
Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Bl., 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Wednesday, November 19, 6–8pm
Felicia Mahood Center
11338 Santa Monica Bl
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Photo: Wad/Flickr

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