April 23, 2013
A Glendale woman was assaulted Saturday during a robbery attempt in downtown Glendale, police said. She refused medical treatment after being hit in the face with the alleged thief's jacket, according to Glendale police. The woman was waiting for the Glendale Beeline bus at about 4:40 p.m. in the 200 block of North Brand Boulevard when a man suddenly approached her and hit her with his jacket. While her face was covered with his jacket and she yelled for help, the man tried pulling her purse off her shoulder, police said.
March 7, 2013
A planned fare hike for the Glendale Beeline bus service has been canceled due to increased available funding stemming from early retirements at City Hall and a series of Los Angeles County sales tax hikes. The City Council this week approved nixing the increase from $1 to $1.25 that was scheduled to take place July 1. The current $1 fare, up from 75 cents in July 2012, will remain in place. Up until October 2011, the fare had been 25 cents. City officials may still review upping the fare at future budget meetings.
August 31, 2011
Glendale Beeline bus riders will see fares increase over the next two years, along with possible service adjustments, as city officials work to stem significant operating losses. The first bump for Beeline fares to 75 cents from a quarter will kick in Oct. 1, and a final increase to $1.25 will take place July 1, 2013. Dial-A-Ride customers who currently pay $1 will be charged $1.25 and then $1.50 on the same timeline, according to the new rate structure approved by the City Council Tuesday on a 3 to 2 vote.
May 12, 2010
Glendale Beeline to carry bicyclists free Glendale Beeline buses will offering free rides to people traveling with their bicycles from Monday to May 21, according to an announcement today from the city. The free ride program coincides with National Bike Month. All Glendale Beeline buses have mounted bike rakes, as do many bus stops. Glendale officials in recent months have been pursuing programs to increase bicycle use and safety throughout the city. ? Zarian to host mayors Former Glendale Mayor Rafi Manoukian, and current Mayor Ara Najarian, are scheduled to appear live Thursday on ?
January 11, 2010
In response to Adrienne Boswell’s letter (“Marquee shouldn’t increase bus fares,” Jan. 8), I would like to make several points. First, while the new marquee system may seem “unnecessary” to you and me, it may prove beneficial to disabled citizens who may have difficulty seeing or hearing. Further, while some if not most bus drivers announce the stops, not all of them do. As a frequent Beeline patron, I can attest to that fact. What’s more, the marquee system relieves bus drivers of the burden of having to verbalize the same thing repeatedly all day every day; however, it might arguably be just as annoying for bus drivers to have to listen to the robotic voice all day long.
January 7, 2010
The Glendale Beeline is testing a marquee system very much like the MTA that shows the date and time of day and stop requested. This system also announces the upcoming stops, and greets new passengers when the door is opened. Unlike the MTA’s, the Beeline voice is female, and a bit more pleasant. So, now the Beeline fares are to be raised (“Beeline costs may transfer,” Oct. 1). Why? Are the new fares to pay for the marquee system? It is unnecessary; the drivers are very pleasant, usually greet you as you come on the bus, and call out the stops.
September 30, 2009
GLENDALE — Bus riders could soon see some major changes to Glendale Beeline routes — and pay 25 cents more for the ride. City officials have proposed to increase fares by 25 cents, change some bus service route intervals, add and extend bus routes for efficiency, discontinue the downtown to Glenoaks Canyon route and other stops, and discontinue the practice of accepting Metro passes and the “10-trip card.” The changes were suggested to control costs because sales tax revenue has dropped since the recession, hitting the system hard because it is not supported by the city’s general fund, Beeline Transit Manager Kathyrn Engel said at Tuesday’s Transportation and Parking Commission meeting.
September 11, 2008
GLENDALE — Teens seeking shelter or counseling for depression will be able to get assistance in the Glendale Galleria mall and from the police department starting this month. The Salvation Army’s Safe Place program, an active safety network, has teamed up with the Glendale police to house a Safe Place connection site at the police department and its Glendale Galleria substation, police Sgt. Oscar Rodriguez said. “Now, kids more and more in the community need access to people who care about them,” he said.
May 26, 2008
CROSSING GUARDS The City Council on Tuesday will consider approving a five-year, $1.14-million contract to provide crossing guard services to 25 Glendale elementary and middle schools. The current contract expires June 30. Crossing guards provide services at many intersections in school areas to enhance pedestrian safety for students. The contract would include a provision for two one-year extensions. WHAT TO EXPECT The council will likely approve the contract, considering it would go to the same company that currently provides the service.