Arcadia Transit Service Needs Assessment and Restructuring Plan

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The first time in recent decades, the City of Arcadia is re-assessing the Arcadia Transit Service needs, and looking to restructure the way the transit service is delivered.  Currently, Arcadia Transit provides a general public demand-response transit service within the City boundaries.  In anticipation of the Gold Line light rail extension through the City and giving the trend of rising cost, the City feels that there may be more efficient and effective ways to meet the transit needs of the community.  With the help of a consulting firm, the City has conducted the needs assessment and developed a plan to reorganize the Arcadia Transit system. The City is in the process of developing an implementation plan that includes detailed service (route/schedule) planning.

Originally, the service change implementation was scheduled for February 28, 2016, to coincide with the Gold Line light rail opening.  However, changing of the service in the middle of the school session would impose great inconvenience to the student riders. In order to lessen the impact on the student riders, the City Council took an action to maintain the general public dial-a-ride until June 15, 2016, the last day of the Arcadia Unified School District's school session, and implement the originally recommended service changes on June 16, 2016; and to make some adjustments to the operations to also allow for a shuttle service connecting the City's major attractions with the Gold Line Arcadia Station when the Gold Line Foothill Extension light rail opens on March 5, 2016.

The revised service change date is June 16, 2016.

On June 16, 2016, Arcadia Transit introduced significant service changes to better meet the transportation needs of residents, visitors, and businesses in Arcadia.  These service changes include:

Dedicated dial-a-ride for Arcadia senior residents and people with disabilities

New fixed-route/fixed-scheduled bus services for the general public

Please note that as of June 16, 2016, dial-a-ride service will ONLY be available for senior residents and those with disabilities.  NO general public dial-a-ride services will be available.