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News Release| Cal State L.A.; Metro Silver Line

December 11, 2009

Silver Line to roll Sunday – Next stop: Cal State L.A.


El Monte-to-Artesia route to connect University to L.A. landmarks –
Coliseum, Staples, USC, Disney Hall, Science Center, Union Station

The Metro’s new Silver Line bus route, which begins service Sunday, Dec. 13, will connect Cal State L.A. to downtown landmarks and major public-transit hubs as it makes its El Monte-to/from-Artesia run. It is also expected to enhance commuting options for the campus community. (Click for Metro

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According to Carmen Gachupen, director of Parking and Transportation Services at Cal State L.A., hundreds of faculty, staff and students regularly take a Metro bus to campus.

“It’s a new line with fewer stops,” said Gachupin. “It is intended to save travel time to and through downtown.”

From it northeastern terminus in El Monte, the line’s first stop is Cal State L.A.; 17 stops later it reaches Artesia. Using bus-only lanes, the entire trip is scheduled to take 48 to 59 minutes depending on time of day.

For bus/train passes, schedules, TAP cards and other transit needs at Cal State L.A. are available at the Parking and Transportation Services Center (near base of pedestrian ramp to Simpson Tower). For details, call the center at (323) 343-6117.

This website offers timetables, maps and other details:

Introducing Metro Silver Line :


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