El Monte Busway

The El Monte Busway is an 11 miles (18 km) shared-use bus corridor (transitway) and high occupancy vehicle lane running west along Interstate 10 (San Bernardino Freeway) from Interstate 605 and El Monte Station via transitway stations at California State University Metro Station, USC Medical Center Metro Station into Downtown Los Angeles and its terminus at Union Station.

Together with the Harbor Transitway it forms a key part of the Los Angeles County Metro Liner, used by the Silver Line bus rapid transit line, Metro Express Foothill Transit and other bus services. It now carries 16,000 bus passengers per day with 49 buses using the system each hour at peak times and was described by the United States Department of Transportation as one of the most successful HOV facilities in the country in 2002.

The busway, which opened in 1973 for buses only was extended to three-person carpools in 1976. The Silver Line was introduced in 2009 and the El Monte Station was rebuilt to double is capacity to 40,000 passengers by late 2012. Along with the Habor Transitway, the busway is being upgraded to high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes as part of the Metro ExpressLanes project with a completion late in November 2012. A new transitway station will be constructed at Patsaouras Transit Plaza close to Union Station by June 2014.

Read more about El Monte Busway:  History, Bus Services, Entrances and Exits, List of Stations, From West To East

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Metro Express (Los Angeles County) - Routes - Local/Express Routes - El Monte Busway Routes
... Downtown LA Union Station Altadena Fontanet Way and Altadena Drive Express Portion El Monte Busway, Long Beach Freeway In the San Gabriel Valley Fremont Avenue, Lake Avenue ...
El Monte Busway - List of Stations, From West To East
... Station El Monte Busway Services Connections Notes El Monte Station Upper level Foothill Transit 481, Silver Streak Metro Liner Silver Line Upper level Metro Rapid 770 Metro Local 70, 487 Metro. 485, 487, 489 Metro Liner Silver Line Metrolink San Bernardino Line Metro Local 71, 256, 665 El Sol Orange Children's Court Shuttle ACT Blue Monterey Park 5 Los Angeles County ... All other lines stop at Alameda Street the El Monte Busway entrance ...
Silver Line (Los Angeles Metro) - History
... service, the express lines that used to operate on the El Monte Busway and the Harbor Transitway charged an express fare up to $3.95 (included local portion of route plus freeway portion) ... If a passenger wanted to commute on both busways El Monte Busway and the Harbor Transitway, the passenger would pay an express fare of $3.95 for each busway, totaling to $7.90 ... Silver Streak service which also runs on the El Monte Busway ...
Silver Streak (bus) - List of Stops, From East To West
... Foothill Transit 272, 274 Freeway Ramp Station El Monte Bus Station El Monte Busway (Connections listed here) Silver Line Transit Center California State University, Los Angeles El Monte Busway (Connections ...
Union Station (Los Angeles) - Services - Bus and Coach Services - Metro Liner
... and the El Monte Busway entrance ... Most bus/coach services using the El Monte Busway ... These stop west of Alameda Street near the El Monte Busway entrance (except line 699, which stops at Patsaouras Transit Plaza) ...

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