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After timing snag, Metro service to start in Glendale canyon

January 11, 2012

When a Metro bus was supposed to run through Glenoaks Canyon in Glendale to replace discontinued Beeline service on Monday, the bus didn’t come.

Officials now say a snafu over the timing of a legal review of that change means the Metro service will begin today.

Metro Line 201 was scheduled to pick up service through the canyon on Monday after the city’s Public Works Department axed the Beeline bus last year due to high costs and low ridership, but some legal issues got in the way, causing a delay.

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority approved backfilling, but the agency didn’t complete a civil rights review study in time, which is required when lines are extended, said Councilman Ara Najarian, who also serves on MTA's board.

The studies are to ensure no civil rights are infringed by the service change, he said on Tuesday.

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-- Brittany Levine, Times Community News

Twitter: @brittanylevine

Photo: Metro buses stop to pick up riders. Credit: Times Community News

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