Ride the Owls with So.CA.TA on Their Annual Day-After-Thanksgiving Tour

Traditionally Southern Caifornia Transit Advocates does a day-after-thanksgiving study tour , usually to explore service in far-flung areas outside urban Los Angeles (Santa Barbara, San Diego, Victorville, Bakersfield).

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This year we are doing something different. We are riding owl service in the L.A. area, Friday evening into Saturday morning. This is service that operates in the wee hours (midnight to 4 a.m.). We’ll also ride some service on the fringes of that period

Schedules are posted on the websites of Metro andFoothill.

The reason we are interested in owl service is at a meeting of the Metro Citizens’ Advisory Council earlier this year I learned Metro next year will be considering whether to change how it operates service overnight. Instead of having most bus lines run into downtown L.A. for the hourly “line’-up” timed connections, the agency might operate the Red Line 24 hours and have owl bus service feed into that.

This would open up possibilities versus the time constraints that currently shape how owl service is operated. It seems like a good time to start contemplating what we think the changes should be and go out to investigate the service operated now — are there gaps in service, or lines with low ridership that may not merit continuation?

Please post comments with any thoughts you have about owl service. And please note at this point running the subway overnight is just an idea Metro staff is starting to think about. Nothing at this point is set in stone.

As always anyone who wishes is welcome to ride along with us.

The itinerary was prepared by member Charles Powell.

Line 83
Hill and 7th- 912p
Hill and 1st- 1104p(after riding the T routing of the 83)

Silverline (Foothill Transit)
Hill and 1st-1108-1110(Union Station 1105)
110 and 105 Fwy Station- 1134

Greenline
105 and 110 Fwy Station-1145
Vermont Station-1147

Line 204
Vermont Greenline-1151(120th St at 1149)
Vermont Sunset-1241

Redline
Vermont Sunset-1248
7th Metro-1259

BREAK

Line 37-38-14
Grand and 7th-206a
Beverly Vermont-329

Line 10
Beverly Vermont-339
Santa Monica San Vincente- 403

Line 4
Santa Monica San Vincente-410
Downtown-445-455a

End of trip

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