Like many organizations across the country, Metro has been facing staff shortages since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Due to these staff shortages, Metro is making temporary service adjustments on Sunday, February 20, to most bus and all rail lines in order to provide our riders with more reliable and predictable service. Service levels will be slightly adjusted to significantly reduce missed service, and create shorter wait times and more room on each bus for our customers.
Most bus lines will have service adjustments and will be scheduled to run on average 5-10 minutes less frequently throughout the day and evening. Our busiest bus lines will still run every 5-15 minutes on weekdays. No bus line will run less than every 60 minutes. There are no changes in route alignments. For Metro rail B/D Lines during weekday peak hours, trains will run every 15 minutes instead of every 10 minutes. Off-peak and on weekend days, trains will run every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes. Evening service will remain every 20 minutes. The A, C, E and L light rail lines will run every 10 minutes during peak hours weekdays instead of every 8 minutes. Midday and weekend light rail service will remain every 12 minutes, and 20-minute evening service.
Metro will continue to work hard to restore higher service levels as quickly as possible in 2022. They appreciate your patience and thank you for riding Metro.