Soon West Hollywood residents may find it easier to get to downtown Los Angeles without a car.
The City Council last night agreed to fund a free shuttle from West Hollywood to the Hollywood/Highland MTA subway stop. The shuttle would run eastbound and westbound during rush hours. There would be seven morning rounds and five in the evening, timed to coincide with the Cityline bus service. The shuttles will arrive during those periods at 20-minute intervals.
The program will run through June 20, at which time the city will evaluate its usefulness before asking the council to extend it. The program will cost $98,000 through June and the annual cost would be $160,000 to $180,000.
The Los Angeles Transportation Department once provided a “Dash” route that ran along Sunset Boulevard, connecting West Hollywood with the Hollywood/Highland MTA stop. That service was ended in 2010, with the L.A. Transportation Department citing budget issues and some duplication of service.