Palisades may lose bus service

MAX Line 3X route pre-landslide. Click image to enlarge.

The MAX Line 3Xis considering an alternative detour because of the White Point Landslide and complaints about the bus on Alma Street. The change would effect both the morning and afternoon routing and would eliminate the only Palisades bus stop, at Paseo del Mar and Patton. The USAF Housing stops at White Point Drive and Constellation Way would pick-up/drop-off on the opposite sides from the pre-landslide route.

MAX Line 3X route pre-landslide, current, and proposed. Click image to enlarge.

There will be a MAX Policy Steering Committee meeting at 5:00 pm on Monday, June 25, 2012 in the West Annex of the Torrance City Hall, 3031 Torrance Blvd. to discuss the proposed changes. The meeting is open to public. Download the agenda here.

If you have any questions regarding the proposed service changes, contact MAX Administration by telephone at (310) 618-6266, email at maxbus@TorranceCA.Gov, or mail at Municipal Area Express Torrance Transit System, 20500 Madrona Ave. Torrance, CA 90503.

UPDATE: All MAX service was discontinued on June 28, 2013

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One thought on “Palisades may lose bus service

  1. I would like to voice my support for the proposed Service Changes to MAX Line 3X detour.
    – MAX Bus service is not needed on Paseo Del Mar due to low population density between Barbara and Gaffey. All along the South side of the street it is a cliff and the Ocean and no houses. On the North side there are only 5 blocks with single family dwellings. The rest of the way is Angels Gate Park. As a result the ridership is almost nonexistent in the area. I see the busses always empty, every day.
    – The same stretch of Paseo Del Mar is serviced by MTA 246 and MTA 246 Express. Between MAX and MTA there are 26 empty busses that go through our neighborhood every day!? Bewildered neighbors are asking WHY?
    – Alma; 37th; and Barbara are narrow residential streets, not suited for Bus traffic. Alma is particularly narrow, and bus traffic has significant impact on residents there. People complain of vibrations and noise coming from the MAX busses.
    – People do not want MAX busses on Alma; 37; and Barbara. The noise and vibrations bother me; my family; and my neighbors. I hear many people complaining.


    Valentin Boiadjiev

    Board Member
    Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council

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