Proposed Changes to Commuter Express ServicePosted June 12th, 2019
We’re proposing some changes to our Commuter Express service.
Foothill Transit is proposing changes to some of our Commuter Express lines to create a more efficient and effective commute to downtown Los Angeles. These proposed changes will allow us to continue to serve the most popular Park & Rides in our service area and add more trips to our most popular routes. We’re also developing a new Park & Ride in Covina that a new Commuter Express line will serve to provide more commuting options. First, we gathered customer feedback. Thank you to all of you who got in touch with us! Now, our board will decide on each change. Any changes that happen will go into effect in 2020. Read on to learn about our proposed changes.
Pilot Line 490 – NEW Service from Covina Park & Ride
This new service will provide non-stop service from the Covina Park & Ride at Covina Blvd and N Citrus Ave to downtown Los Angeles. Customers that currently ride Line 498 from Grand Ave in Covina will find that this new proposed service will provide safe, free parking and easy access to downtown LA.
Line 493 – City of Industry
We’re proposing to shift the starting point of Line 493 from the Industry Park & Ride to Colima Rd and Nogales St. The Industry Park & Ride would continue to be served be Line 495.
Line 497 – Chino
We’re proposing to remove Line 497 from service due to low ridership and high operating costs. Customers that normally board at Industry City Hall Park & Ride would be served by the proposed Line 498. Read on to learn more about Line 498.
We would reinvest the dollars used to operate Line 497 so as to increase frequency on other Commuter Express service based on customer feedback over the years.
Line 498 – Glendora / West Covina
We’re proposing to remove the northern portion of Line 498 that serves Glendora and Covina. This section of the route would be served by the new Line 490 (described above). The new proposed Line 498 would begin at the Industry City Hall Park & Ride and continue to serve the stop in West Covina.