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Old 01-09-2009, 11:40 AM
 
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hello,

I need to send my boss on a bus from West LA to East LA during the day... the below route looks like it would be relatively safe, quick and painless. Agree or disagree (for a white woman traveling solo)?

Ride Metro Rapid 704( DOWNTOWN LA - UNION STA) heading east
From: SANTA MONICA BLVD/WESTWOOD BLVD(SE corner) Lv: 07:25AM
To: VIGNES ST/CESAR E CHAVEZ AV(NE corner) Ar: 08:17AM
Ride Metro Rapid 770 (EL MONTE STATION) heading east
From: CESAR E CHAVEZ AV/VIGNES ST(SW corner) Lv: 08:27AM
To: CESAR E CHAVEZ AV/MEDNIK AV(SW corner) Ar: 08:44AM

Thanks!

Last edited by HollywoodASST; 01-09-2009 at 11:56 AM..
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:05 PM
 
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it would work, but send you out of the way. the 704 is far from the most direct route to downtown. i think a better idea would be to send her on the big blue bus line 10 (which is an express bus that utilizes the freeway) to union station. from there she can pick up the 770.
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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it would actually be easier for her to pick up from her house, though - looks like the big blue 10 only picks up as east as bundy, which is too far west.
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:04 PM
 
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it would actually be easier for her to pick up from her house, though - looks like the big blue 10 only picks up as east as bundy, which is too far west.
the big blue bus #10 starts at the 3rd st. promenade, then takes santa monica blvd to bundy, where it enters the freeway.
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:04 PM
 
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right. she lives further east than bundy. would be easier to get on on westwood somewhere.
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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sorry, i didn't catch on to that.
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:28 PM
 
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is this the same woman who won't drive on the freeway? she needs to move!
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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yeah, but what can you do. if you move out here from New York after not driving for years - you can kind of understand it. the freeways are scary and brutal, even for experienced drivers. you don't want scared, nervous drivers out there as well.
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:38 PM
 
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the best west side to the east side bus is the 720. but it might leave here a bit too far south. its the wilshire/whittier bus. but its the rapid.

where to where is she traveling exactly.
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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actually, i can't understand why someone who is intimidated by driving would choose to live in this, of all, places. if being here for work is a must, then there are driving courses to help one become more confident on the road. hopefully, one day she'll ask you to help her find one of those...or maybe you could suggest it to her. she could also hire a driver, and spare you these quests to find her every impossibly laborious route to get from points A to B. i feel for you, i do.

sorry i can't actually answer your question. i haven't traveled by bus for ages...thankfully.
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