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Posted on 08/11/2022

The Transportation Committee heard from the Department of Transportation a report relative to the status of the LADOT NextGen Bus Speed Engineering Working Group. Florence Avenue is set to get a dedicated peak-hour bus only lane and extends the parking restriction by one hour in the morning and afternoon. The Florence Avenue project spans 5.8 miles between West Boulevard and Florence A (Blue) Line Station in unincorporated Los Angeles County. According to rider surveys, 88 percent of transit users along Florence Avenue do not own or have access to cars, 93 percent are black, indigenous or people of color, and 60 percent live below the poverty line. The proposed project would include 15 percent time savings for transit riders, resulting in an end-to-end trip lasting 25 minutes during peak hours and 29 minutes in the afternoon peak hours.