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Old 06-28-2012, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Eastchester, Bronx, NY
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Metro Orange Line Extension to open June 30 with free rides and celebrations | The Source

So from what I've read - they're going to alternate NoHo-Chatsworth and NoHo-Warner Center buses and they're going to have Warner Center-Chatsworth buses during rush hour only.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:08 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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this is great news. i'm personally most excited about the bike path.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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I miss the trains....
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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It will be interesting to see how this impacts ridership. This original Orange Line is pretty overcrowded - they might have to use some ingenuity to accommodate all of the riders.

Either way this is very exciting, particularly as this is the first Measure R project - and it came in under budget and was finished early. Lets hope we get the same outcome for future Measure R projects (I think the Gold Line extension has a good chance of coming in on-budget and on time).
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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It will be interesting to see how this impacts ridership. This original Orange Line is pretty overcrowded - they might have to use some ingenuity to accommodate all of the riders.

Either way this is very exciting, particularly as this is the first Measure R project - and it came in under budget and was finished early. Lets hope we get the same outcome for future Measure R projects (I think the Gold Line extension has a good chance of coming in on-budget and on time).

I would say the Gold Line to Azusa would probably open a bit earlier than expected. I read the 210 freeway bridge is actually going to finish a few months ahead of schedule... they are already pulling the old freight tracks in Arcadia. Nothing really substantial can start until the bridge is finished, and it's going to finish soon.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:37 AM
 
Location: La La Land
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Metro Orange Line Extension to open June 30 with free rides and celebrations | The Source

So from what I've read - they're going to alternate NoHo-Chatsworth and NoHo-Warner Center buses and they're going to have Warner Center-Chatsworth buses during rush hour only.
So to clarify for a visiting out of towner, this is a BUS line not a rail line?
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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So to clarify for a visiting out of towner, this is a BUS line not a rail line?
It is a bus rapid transit. Different from a typical bus because it is on a dedicated track and has signal priority at any intersections. It's really not that different from a streetcar, just on rubber wheels.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Eastchester, Bronx, NY
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So to clarify for a visiting out of towner, this is a BUS line not a rail line?
In a nutshell, the Orange Line is a bus rapid transit line (dedicated roadway) that should have been a light-rail line.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:49 PM
 
Location: La La Land
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It is a bus rapid transit. Different from a typical bus because it is on a dedicated track and has signal priority at any intersections. It's really not that different from a streetcar, just on rubber wheels.
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In a nutshell, the Orange Line is a bus rapid transit line (dedicated roadway) that should have been a light-rail line.

Thanks, have to try it while we are out and about.
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