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L.A. Metro Eliminates 201 Bus Line in Silver Lake

Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Los Angeles Metro has discontinued the 201 bus line that connects Silver Lake with

surrounding communities, including Glendale, and other transportation services. While the LA Metro website boasts “Metro is relentlessly focused on making your bus system better,” many bus riders and community members strongly disagree, citing concerns about essential workers, students and non-drivers who rely on the bus for work, school and personal errands.

SLNC Co-chair Anthony Crump, who is also deputy executive director, community

relations, for L.A. Metro, defended the elimination of the 201 in a Next Door post. “Overall the plan provides more frequent service on routes and realigns routes based on ridership and destinations. Silver Lake still has bus service on Rowena, Sunset and Fletcher.”

Next Door members reacted strongly to Crump’s post. As one member wrote, “(This) will

make it extremely difficult for domestic workers who can't afford to use Lyft or own a car…


Read the 201 line elimination notice here.

Visit to see additional bus line changes.

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