Los Angeles adds bus only lanes

Buses are traveling faster in parts of Los Angeles, thanks to new bus only lanes, according to this article in the Los Angeles Times:Screen Shot 2013-06-05 at 2.43.37 PM

“The 1.8 miles of lanes between MacArthur Park and Western Avenue are some of the first of their kind in the county and one piece of a larger transit corridor that will be finished late next year.”

This is an affordable way to make transit an even more attractive choice for commuters.

“Commute times should fall by 12 to 15 minutes once the full corridor is finished, Metro officials said. About 53,000 people board buses on Wilshire each day. During peak hours, more people travel the corridor by bus than by car.”