L.A. Metro resumed all bus and rail service at 5:30 a.m. Sunday after suspending service Saturday night in all protest areas.
Metro officials said Sunday afternoon that they planned to operate all bus and rail lines Sunday night, during the second night of curfews in Los Angeles as a result of violence that broke out during protests over Monday’s police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
“All bus and rail lines will follow their regular Sunday service schedules today and tonight,” the agency said. “At this time, Metro is also planning to begin service Monday morning, June 1 according to usual operating schedules.
“Metro is considered an essential service, and should be used for essential travel only during all curfew periods. Metro may be required to make subsequent service adjustments in real-time based on ongoing protest developments.”
The transit agency took Saturday’s action “to ensure the safety of both the public and LA Metro employees,” Chief Executive Officer Phillip A. Washington said.
Metro officials apologized to transit customers who were stranded as a result of the suspension in service.
“We have taken this action out of utmost concern for the public and our employees during the growing severity of this citywide protest,” they said.
Metro officials reissued some buses to pick up stranded passengers in specific areas of Los Angeles, and staffers made the rounds to notify riders of the suspension and encourage them to make other arrangements as a result of the emergency.
“Metro will assist stranded transit riders as best it can given the grave and unexpected nature of this emergency,” the transit agency stated.
Metro will provide reimbursement for verifiable replacement trips; to redeem, call 323-GO-METRO.
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