The new Metro Micro Service brings on-demand, micromobility options to Glendale, Highland Park, and Eagle Rock.
Metro has launched Metro Micro, a new on-demand rideshare service offering trips within several service areas in Los Angeles County including Glendale/Eagle Rock/Highland Park, North Hollywood/Burbank and several other zones. The new service is for short trips and uses small vehicles (seating up to 10 customers). The new service is meant to extend the offering of public transit to areas where running fixed-route buses proves challenging.
On Sunday, June 27th, the service was extended to now include the Glendale/Eagle Rock/Highland Park area, allowing riders to benefit from the service and to take advantage of the new commute option.
The first two rides are free. Claim your free rides at micro.metro.net/. (Scroll down to the “Claim Free Rides” button.)
Metro NextGen Changes are Coming: What You Need to Know
Service changes in Glendale will see the introduction of new service patterns, more buses, and the new Metro Micro service beginning Sunday, June 27, 2021.
Metro will be making more service changes to its network starting Sunday, June 27, 2021, as a part of Phase 2 of its NextGen Bus Plan. These new service changes will better align with travel patterns and serve to improve service and frequency across Metro’s network. These changes will include route changes, line and bus stop consolidation, and frequency updates.
Go Glendale is dedicated to providing its members and commuters with the most up-to-date info on these changes, and will continue to do so as the NextGen program continues to be rolled out.
To find out if and how your favorite route may be changing, visit mybus.metro.net and to see all changes systemwide click here.
New posted schedules are now available and if you use the Transit app, Metro’s official smartphone app, a preview of the upcoming changes is also now available.
Front-door boarding on buses will also be resuming on June 27 to accommodate the increase in riders. Riders are encouraged to TAP when boarding where possible. More here.
The following changes will be coming to Glendale beginning Sunday, June 27:
On Weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, more buses will run on Lines 90, 180, 501, and 603.
On Weekdays Only, more buses will run on Lines 92 and 94.
Route changes will be coming to the following lines:
Lines 90/91 will merge to become the more frequent Line 90. Service through downtown Glendale will remain the same, with service along Honolulu Av in the La Crescenta-Montrose area to be discontinued. A map of the new route is available here.
Lines 94/794 will merge to become the more frequent Line 94. Service will be rerouted to serve downtown Glendale via Brand Bl and Broadway instead of San Fernando Rd. Service along San Fernando Rd will continue to be serviced by Glendale Beeline Route 12. A map of the new route is available here.
Lines 180/181/780 will merge to become the more frequent Line 180. Service through downtown Glendale will be rerouted via Brand Bl instead of Central Av. A map of the new route is available here.
Line 183 will be discontinued. Service along Chevy Chase Dr will continue to be provided by Glendale Beeline Route 4, as well as the new Metro Micro service beginning June 27. A map of the new Metro Micro service is available here.
Line 201 will be discontinued. Service will continue to be provided in the area by Metro Lines 92, 94, 180, and 603. Service will also continue to be provided by Glendale Beeline Route 4. A map of Beeline Route 4 is available here.
Line 501 will now serve downtown Glendale via Brand Bl and Broadway. A map of the new route is available here.
Line 685 will be discontinued. Service to Glendale Community College will continue to be provided by Metro Line 90 and Metro Micro, as well as by Glendale Beeline Routes 3, 7, and 8. Maps of the Beeline Routes are available here.
All Glendale Beeline and LADOT services will continue to run as normal through Glendale.
Commuters of Glendale is a collection of stories about commuters who carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, scoot or take transit on a typical workday.
Where do you work in Burbank?
Disney (1200 Central Ave)
2. How do you get to work on a typical day?
Road Bike from La Crescenta (16~20 mi / day)
3. What is the best part of your commute?
I start seeing the neighborhoods and discovering things which I’ve been missing while driving a car before. Love the sweat and taking shower when I returned back home.
4. What/who compelled you to begin commuting this way?
Well, my commute wasn’t effective to drive per the distance and my big minivan. After considering various options, I decided to give a shot with the bike almost abandoned years in my garage.
5. Do you have any interesting commute stories you’d like to share?
First few months were challenge with the consistent uphill (~800 elevation gain within 8 miles) on the way back home since I never had such an experience. Honestly, I took more than five breaks and it took about two hours one way back home. One of my friends challenged to make it an hour and I thought it’s impossible. After one year of commuting with bike and switching to road bike, I could make it 45 min with 1 or no break! So proud of this achievement. Not to mention about weight loss & saving gas. Too bad I couldn’t do that for a year during pandemic and can’t wait to come back office after this summer.
6. Are there any commuting tips that you’d like to share with people working near you?
I’d definitely recommend a bike commute to everyone. First and foremost, safety is the most important thing in mind. Always wait for the traffic on intersection! Never assume the drivers finding you. During bike commuting more than a year, I experienced few dangerous moments on the street and got used with safety-first attitude and you can enjoy this wonderful experience!
Thank you for sharing your commute story Chester!
Would you like to share your commute story? We’re collecting stories about commuters who carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, scoot or take transit on a typical workday. At Go Glendale, we love to share these stories. Please reach out to us at email@example.com to be featured in our Commuters of Glendale series.