The Harbor Transitway is an 11 miles shared-use bus corridor and high-occupany toll roadway that runs in the median of Interstate 110 in Southern California. The main bus service operating on the busway is the Metro Silver Line, introduced on December 13, 2009; the Metro Silver Line bus rapid transit line runs on the Harbor Transitway from Harbor Gateway Transit Center to Downtown Los Angeles and continues to El Monte Bus Station. The line operates daily with frequent service. In addition to Metro Silver Line, other Metro bus and municipal bus routes operate on the Harbor Transitway, they include Metro Express lines 442, 460 and 550, Torrance Transit line 4, Gardena Transit line 1X and Orange County Transportation Authority lines 701, 721. Metro Express lines 442 and 550 operate only during weekdays peak hours. Metro Line 442 operates peak a.m. southbound p.m. only. Torrance Transit line 4, Gardena Transit line 1X, Orange County Transportation Authority: 701, 721 operate only during weekday peak hours.
Metro Express line 460 operates daily along with the Metro Silver Line. Busway bus lines originate from Downtown Los Angeles and El Monte, with final destinations in Disneyland, Disney California Adventure Park located in Anaheim, Knott's Berry Farm, Fullerton, Hawthorne, Huntington Beach, San Pedro and Torrance. In November 2012, the existing high-occupancy vehicle lanes within the Transitway were converted to high-occupancy toll lanes; this is part of the larger Metro ExpressLanes project which added major transportation improvements to the area. A few project-mandated improvements along the Transitway are still being completed. There are six transit stations on the main section of the Harbor transitway: 37th Street Station, Slauson Station, Manchester Station, Harbor Freeway/I-105 Station, Rosecrans Station and Harbor Gateway Transit Center. All of these 6 stations are branded as Metro Silver Line stations. There are a further two stations on the freeway to the south of the transitway: Carson Station and Pacific Coast Highway station.
On December 13, Metro Silver Line was extended to terminate in San Pedro. The extension replaced the former Metro Express Line 450; the Silver Line extension follows the routing of Line 450 and terminates at Pacific Ave/21st Street. Along with the replacement of Line 450, a new Metro Silver Line faster version of the line began operation. Dubbed as the Metro Silver Line Express, the line mirrors the current route and stops of Line 450. Not all Metro Silver Line trips end in San Pedro. After 20 years of planning and construction the combined high-occupancy roadway and transitway was opened in 1998 at a cost of $500 million. Provision was made for the transitway to continue further north from Adams Boulevard/ Flower Street to join the El Monte Busway and construction of the busway included'ski jumps' just past the on/off ramps at this point. During the early months of the busway ridership was 3,000 boardings a day. Initial usage was only 5% of the predicted 65,000 and fares were reduced from $3.35 to $1.35 in 2000 to encourage additional usage.
Months Metro officials made several changes to their bus services operating on the Harbor Transitway. During the 1990s Metro staff was studying the possibility of connecting the El Monte Busway with the Harbor Transitway by operating a bus rapid transit line; the project was supported by Metro, but plans were scrapped because of the lack of funds to operate the bus rapid transit line. The project was revealed early 2009 by staff; the new project would be called the Dual Hub BRT, called the Metro Silver Line. The line got its color from the former color on the El Monte Busway, silver; the project looked at operating a bus rapid transit on both the El Monte Busway and Harbor Transitway serving Downtown Los Angeles as the halfway point of the line. Future project amenities looked similar to the ones on the Metro Orange Line. A council meeting was held to propose a fare for the Metro Silver Line; the line was proposed to operate with a local fare, but was changed due to the interference of Foothill Transit's Silver Streak line which does not have a local fare.
The Metro Silver Line was presented to several council meetings for support from passengers and was approved for implementation. The Metro Silver Line was introduced on December 13, 2009 using both the Harbor Transitway and the El Monte Busway for a 26-mile service operating on the freeways. Usage on the Harbor Transit way has increased with the implementation of the Metro Silver Line. In particular, ridership has increased between 7th Street/Metro Center Station and the Harbor Freeway Station. Weeks after the Silver Line began service, Metro mailed thousands of brochures of the Metro Silver Line to people living near the I-110 freeway to become aware of the new bus rapid transit line; the Metro ExpressLanes project began work in 2010 to add improvements to the public transport services and facilities. The security of the Harbor Gateway Transit Center was improved in November 2010 and CCTV was installed. Bike lockers were installed and the existing building was re-purposed as a Sheriff substation.
Improvements were made to the Slauson and Manchester stations. The high-occupancy lanes between Harbor Gateway Transit Center and Adams Blvd were converted to high-occupancy toll lanes. Opened in November 2012, the HOT lanes require Fastrak transponders. Other changes include: Bus priority is being expanded in Downtown Los Angeles, which will improve performance of the Metro Silver Line. New security cameras and digit
The Pomona Valley is located in the Greater Los Angeles Area between the San Gabriel Valley and San Bernardino Valley in Southern California. The valley is 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, which can be seen from nearby foothills, it ranges from the city of San Dimas from the far west to Rancho Cucamonga to the Far East portion of the valley. The alluvial valley is formed by its tributaries; the San Antonio Creek runs right through the center of the valley dividing the valley into west and east, acts as a section of the border between Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County. It originates from the San Gabriel Mountains watershed around Mount San Antonio and joins the Santa Ana River south of Chino; the Pomona Valley is separated from San Gabriel Valley to the west by the northeastern end of the San Jose Hills, running along State Route 57. The eastern boundaries are the Jurupa Hills and the Cajon Pass, running near Interstate 15, which separates the Pomona Valley from the San Bernardino Valley.
The northern boundary is the San Gabriel Mountains. The Chino Hills is the southern boundary that separates the Pomona Valley from northern Orange County. Historic U. S. Route 66 runs east-west across the north side of Pomona Valley. On March 1, 1893 the California Assembly voted 54-14 for a new county to form in the region, to be named San Antonio County, with Pomona as its seat. Los Angeles interests in the Senate rejected the concept and today the eastern and western portions of the valley remain divided between San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties; the cities of Pomona Valley include: The residents of the Pomona Valley are predominantly Latino and White. In contrast to the San Gabriel Valley, the population of Asian Americans is much smaller. Northern areas of the valley that contain the cities of Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas have large Caucasian populations. Central portions of the valley that contain the cities of Pomona and Ontario have large Hispanic populations. Southern portions of the Pomona Valley such as Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, Walnut contain rather large Asian populations.
American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona Fairplex, annual Los Angeles County Fair - Pomona California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - Pomona University of La Verne - La Verne Montclair Plaza - Montclair Pomona Valley Air Fair - Upland Pomona Valley Art Association - Gallery SOHO The Shoppes at Chino Hills - Chino Hills Raging Waters, water park - San Dimas Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden - Claremont Claremont Village - Claremont Claremont Colleges - Claremont Mt. San Antonio College - Walnut Ygnacio Palomares Adobe, List of Registered Historic Places in Los Angeles County, California - Pomona La Casa Primera de Rancho San Jose, List of Registered Historic Places in Los Angeles County, California - Pomona Victoria Gardens - Rancho Cucamonga Ontario Mills - Ontario The Pomona Valley experiences a Mediterranean Climate. In contrast to much of the Greater Los Angeles Area, The Pomona Valley can get much hotter summers with high temperatures ranging from the triple digits. Due to its elevation ranging from 800 to 2200 feet, winters in the Pomona Valley can get cold.
Trace amounts of snowfall can occur anywhere above 1500 feet. On the valley floor, average rainfall amounts range anywhere from 12 to 16 inches. Foothill communities can get anywhere from 14 to 18 inches of rain a year. In the fall, Santa Ana Winds can occur giving strong offshore winds from the Cajon Pass. California State Polytechnic University, public - Pomona Claremont Colleges, liberal arts and engineering - Claremont Pomona College Claremont Graduate University Scripps College Claremont McKenna College Harvey Mudd College Pitzer College Keck Graduate Institute Claremont School of Theology DeVry University, technical institute - Pomona Mt. San Antonio College, community college - Walnut University of La Verne, private - La Verne Western University of Health Sciences, private - Pomona LA/Ontario International Airport - Ontario Los Angeles International Airport - Los Angeles AmtrakSunset Limited and the Texas Eagle Ontario station Euclid ave Downtown Pomona station Garey ave Metrolink | Riverside Line | 400 | Los AngelesRiverside | Weekdays | Northwest from downtown Riverside paralleling State Route 60 along the south Inland Empire.
}} Downtown Pomona station Garey ave }} Heaven ave | San Bernardino Line | 300 | Los AngelesSan Bernardino | Daily | West from downtown San Bernardino between Interstate 10 and I-210. Runs in the Interstate 10 median starting near El Monte. Pomona—North Garey ave Claremont Indian hill ave Montclair Monte vista ave Upland Euclid ave Rancho Cucamonga Miliken ave Los Angeles Metro Rail| Gold Line | 2003 | 31 mi | 27 | APU/Citrus College Atlantic glendora san dimas la verne Fairplex & Arow hwy pomona Garey ave Claremont Indian hill ave Montclair Monte vista ave Foothill Transit Omnitrans Public transportation in Los Angeles County, California Public transportation in San Bernardino County, California The Pomona Valley is served by freeways: San Bernardino Freeway - connects to San Bernardino Foothill Freeway - connects to Pasadena Ontario Freeway - connects to Las Vegas, Nevada Pomona Freeway - connects to Riverside Chino Valley Freeway Orange Freeway Central Ave. Mountain Ave. Euclid Ave. Archibald Ave. Chi
San Bernardino County, California
San Bernardino County the County of San Bernardino, is a county located in the southern portion of the U. S. state of California, is located within the Greater Los Angeles area. As of the 2010 U. S. Census, the population was 2,035,210, making it the fifth-most populous county in California, the 12th-most populous in the United States; the county seat is San Bernardino. While included within the Greater Los Angeles area, San Bernardino County is included in the Riverside–San Bernardino–Ontario metropolitan statistical area, as well as the Los Angeles–Long Beach combined statistical area. With an area of 20,105 square miles, San Bernardino County is the largest county in the United States by area, although some of Alaska's boroughs and census areas are larger; the county is close to the size of West Virginia. It is larger than each of the nine smallest states, larger than the four smallest states combined, larger than 70 sovereign nations; this vast county stretches from where the bulk of the county population resides (in two Census County Divisions, holding 1,422,745 people as of the 2010 Census, covering the 450 square miles, across the thinly populated deserts and mountains.
It spans an area from south of the San Bernardino Mountains in San Bernardino Valley, to the Nevada border and the Colorado River. Spanish Missionaries from Mission San Gabriel Arcángel established a church at the village of Politania in 1810. Father Francisco Dumetz named the church San Bernardino on May 20, 1810, after the feast day of St. Bernardino of Siena; the Franciscans gave the name San Bernardino to the snowcapped peak in Southern California, in honor of the saint and it is from him that the county derives its name. In 1819, they established the San Bernardino de Sena Estancia, a mission farm in what is now Redlands. Following Mexican independence from Spain in 1821, Mexican citizens were granted land grants to establish ranchos in the area of the county. Rancho Jurupa in 1838, Rancho Cucamonga and El Rincon in 1839, Rancho Santa Ana del Chino in 1841, Rancho San Bernardino in 1842 and Rancho Muscupiabe in 1844. Agua Mansa was the first town in what became San Bernardino County, settled by immigrants from New Mexico on land donated from the Rancho Jurupa in 1841.
Following the purchase of Rancho San Bernardino, the establishment of the town of San Bernardino in 1851 by Mormon colonists, San Bernardino County was formed in 1853 from parts of Los Angeles County. Some of the southern parts of the county's territory were given to Riverside County in 1893. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 20,105 square miles, of which 20,057 square miles is land and 48 square miles is water, it is the largest county by the largest in the United States. It is larger than the states of New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island combined, it borders both Arizona. The bulk of the population two million, live in the 480 square miles south of the San Bernardino Mountains adjacent to Riverside and in the San Bernardino Valley. Over 300,000 others live just north of the San Bernardino Mountains, agglomerating around Victorville covering 280 square miles in Victor Valley, adjacent to Los Angeles County. Another 100,000 people live scattered across the rest of the sprawling county.
The Mojave National Preserve covers some of the eastern desert between Interstate 15 and Interstate 40. The desert portion includes the cities of Needles next to the Colorado River and Barstow at the junction in Interstate 15 and Interstate 40. Trona is at the northwestern part of the county west of Death Valley; this national park within Inyo County has a small portion of land within the San Bernardino County. The largest metropolitan area in the Mojave Desert part of the county is Victor Valley, with the incorporated localities of Adelanto, Apple Valley and Victorville. Further south, a portion of Joshua Tree National Park overlaps the county near the High Desert area, in the vicinity of Twentynine Palms; the remaining towns make up the remainder of the High Desert: Pioneertown, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Morongo Valley. The mountains are home to the San Bernardino National Forest, include the communities of Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Running Springs, Big Bear City, Forest Falls, Big Bear Lake.
The San Bernardino Valley is at the eastern end of the San Gabriel Valley. The San Bernardino Valley includes the cities of Ontario, Chino Hills, Fontana, Colton, Grand Terrace, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, Loma Linda, Highland and Yucaipa. Angeles National Forest Death Valley National Park Havasu National Wildlife Refuge Joshua Tree National Park Mojave National Preserve San Bernardino National Forest There are at least 35 official wilderness areas in the county that are part of the National Wilderness Preservation System; this is the largest number of any county in the United States. The majority are managed by the Bureau of Land Management, but some are integral components of the above listed national protected areas. Most of these wilderness areas lie within the county, but a few are shared with neighboring counties. Except as noted, these wilderness areas are managed by the Bureau of Land Management and lie within San Bernardino County: The 2010 United States Census reported that San Bernardino County had a population of 2,035,210.
The racial makeup of San Bernardino County was 1,153,16
San Gabriel Valley
The San Gabriel Valley is one of the principal valleys of Southern California, lying to the east of the city of Los Angeles. Surrounding features include: San Gabriel Mountains on the north, San Rafael Hills to the west, with Los Angeles Basin beyond; the valley derives its name from the San Gabriel River that flows southward through the center of the valley, which itself was named for the Spanish Mission San Gabriel Arcángel built in the Whittier Narrows in 1771. At one time predominantly agricultural, the San Gabriel Valley is today entirely urbanized and is an integral part of the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, it is one of the most ethnically diverse regions in the country. About 200 square miles in size, the valley includes thirty-one cities and five unincorporated communities. In 1886, Pasadena was the first independent incorporated city still located in Los Angeles County; the San Gabriel Valley is in Los Angeles County. The incorporated cities and unincorporated neighborhoods of the San Gabriel Valley include: Whittier, like Montebello, is considered both a San Gabriel Valley city and part of the Gateway Cities region.
An unincorporated portion of Whittier, Rose Hills, sits below the Puente Hills. Although these hills are small compared to the San Gabriel Mountains, the fact that most of the city sits around them makes Whittier a San Gabriel Valley city; this is similar to Montebello, a member of the Gateway Cities Council of Governments, despite geographically being part of the San Gabriel Valley. Claremont, Diamond Bar, La Verne, San Dimas and Walnut are adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, although are properly considered part of the Pomona Valley, they are commonly considered part of the San Gabriel Valley; the 57 Freeway is considered the dividing line between the Pomona and San Gabriel valleys. However, for statistical and economic development purposes, the County of Los Angeles includes these six cities as part of the San Gabriel Valley; the community of El Sereno, in the city of Los Angeles, is situated at the westernmost edge of the Valley. Unofficial estimates place the combined population of the San Gabriel Valley at around 2 million—roughly a fifth of the population of Los Angeles County.
Before the arrival of the Spaniards, the land along the Rio Hondo River, a branch of the San Gabriel River, was populated by the Tongva part of the Uto-Aztecan family Native Americans. The Tongva occupied much of the Los Angeles basin and the islands of Santa Catalina, San Nicolas, San Clemente and Santa Barbara. In the northern part of the valley were the Hahanog-na Indian tribe, a branch of the Tongva Nation who lived in villages scattered along the Arroyo Seco and the canyons from the mountains down to the South Pasadena area. In 1542, when the explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo arrived off the shores of San Pedro and Santa Catalina; the Tongva were the people. The language of the Tongva was different from the neighboring Indian tribes and it was called Gabrielino by the Spanish; the Tongva provide the origin of many current names. The Gabrielinos lived in dome-like structures with thatched exteriors. Both sexes tattooed their bodies. During warm weather the men wore little clothing, but the women would wear minimal skirts made of animal hides.
During the cold weather they would wear animal skin capes. European diseases killed many of the Tongva and by 1870 the area had few remaining native inhabitants. Today, several bands of Tongva people live in the Los Angeles area; the first Europeans to see inland areas of California were the members of the 1769 Portolà expedition, which traveled north by land after establishing the first Spanish settlement in today's state of California at San Diego. On July 30, the expedition crossed the San Gabriel River and continued north toward what is now the city of Los Angeles. To cross the river, the expedition built a rough bridge, which gave the name La Puente to today's San Gabriel Valley city, hills to the south are called the Puente Hills. A few years a mission was established near the river crossing. Mission San Gabriel Arcangel was founded by Franciscan Father Junipero Serra, first head of the Spanish missions in California, on September 8, 1771, its original location was near where San Gabriel Boulevard now crosses the Rio Hondo, near the present day Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe.
Angel Somera and Pedro Cambon were the first missionary priests at the new mission, which marked the beginning of the Los Angeles region's settlement by Spaniards. The San Gabriel mission was the third of twenty-one missions that would be established along California's El Camino Real; the San Gabriel mission did well in establishing cattle ranching and farming, but six years after its founding a destructive flood led the mission fathers to relocate the establishment to its current location farther north in present-day city of San Gabriel. The original mission site is now marked by a California Historical Landmark. During the early years of the mission, the region operated under a Rancho system; the lands which now compose the city of Montebello were parts of Rancho San Antonio, Rancho La Merced, Rancho Paso de Bartolo. The Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe, built in 1844, remains standin
El Monte, California
El Monte is a residential and commercial city in Los Angeles County, the United States. The city lies in the San Gabriel Valley east of the city of Los Angeles. El Monte's slogan is "Welcome to Friendly El Monte" and is known as "The End of the Santa Fe Trail"; as of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 113,475, down from 115,965 at the 2000 census. As of 2010, El Monte was the 51st largest city in California. El Monte is situated between the San Rio Hondo Rivers. Between 1770 and 1830, Spanish soldiers and missionaries stopped here for respite, they called the area'El Monte,' which in Spanish means'the mountain' or'the mount'. Most people assume the name refers to a mountain; the word is an archaic Spanish translation of that era, meaning "the wood". The first explorers had found this a rich, low-altitude land, blanketed with thick growths of wispy willows and cattails, located between the two rivers. Wild grapevines and watercress abounded. El Monte is 7 miles long and 4 miles wide.
When the State Legislature organized California into more manageable designated townships in the 1850s, they called it the El Monte Township. In a short time the name returned to the original El Monte; the area, beside the San Gabriel River, was part of the homeland of the Tongva people for thousands of years. The Spanish Portolá expedition of missionaries and soldiers passed through the area in 1769-1770; the site was within the Spanish land grant Rancho La Puente. Mission San Gabriel Arcángel was the center of colonial activities in the area. Using the Old Spanish Trail route at the end of 1841, a group of travelers and settlers, now referred to as the Workman-Rowland Party, arrived in the Pueblo of Los Angeles and this area in Alta California from Santa Fe de Nuevo México; the Old Spanish Trail from Santa Fe was continued east via the Santa Fe Trail trade route, established in 1821 as a trail and wagon road connecting Kansas City in Missouri Territory to Santa Fe, still within México. From 1847, The Santa Fe Trail was connected westward through the Southern Emigrant Trail, passing by the El Monte area, to the Pueblo of Los Angeles.
Immigrant settlement began in 1849, El Monte was a stopping place for the American immigrants going to the gold fields during the California Gold Rush. The first permanent residents arrived in El Monte around 1849-1850 from Texas and Missouri, during a time when thousands migrated to California in search of gold; the first settlers with families were Nicholas Schmidt, Ira W. Thompson, G. and F. Cuddeback, J. Corbin, J. Sheldon; these migrants ventured upon the bounty of fruitful, rich land along the San Gabriel River and began to build homesteads there. The farmers were pleased at the increasing success of El Monte's agricultural community, it grew over the years. In the 1850s the settlement was named Lexington by American settlers, but soon returned to being called El Monte or Monte, it was at the crossroad of routes between Los Angeles, San Bernardino, the natural harbor at San Pedro. In the early days, it had a reputation as a rough town where men settled disputes with knives and guns in its gambling saloons.
Defense against Indian raids and the crimes of bandit gangs, such as that of Joaquin Murrieta, led to the formation of a local militia company called the Monte Rangers in February 1854. After the Monte Rangers disbanded, justice for Los Angeles County, in the form of volunteer posses, as in the 1857 hunt for the bandit gang of Juan Flores and Pancho Daniel, or a lynching, was provided by the local vigilantes called the "El Monte Boys". In 1858 the adobe Monte Station was established, a stagecoach stop on the Butterfield Overland Mail Section 2 route. By 1861 El Monte had become a sizeable settlement, during the American Civil War was considered a Confederate stronghold sympathetic to the secession of Southern California from California to support the Confederate States of America. A. J. King an Undersheriff of Los Angeles County with other influential men in El Monte, formed a secessionist militia company, like the Los Angeles Mounted Rifles, called the Monte Mounted Rifles on March 23, 1861.
However the attempt failed when following the battle of Fort Sumter, A. J. King marched through the streets with a portrait of the Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard and was arrested by a U. S. Marshal. State arms sent from Governor John G. Downey for the unit were held up by Union officers at the port of San Pedro. Union troops established New Camp Carleton near the town in March 1862 to suppress any rebellion, it was shut down three years at the end of the war. El Monte was listed as a township in the 1860 and 1870 Censuses, with a population of 1,004 in 1860 and 1,254 in 1870; the 1860 township comprised several of the old ranchos in the El Monte area, including Rancho Potrero Grande, Rancho La Puente and Rancho La Merced.. The 1870 census added in the former Azusa township. Southern Pacific built a railroad depot in town in 1873, stimulating the growth of local agriculture. El Monte was incorporated as a municipality in 1912. During the 1930s, the city became a vital site for the New Deal's federal Subsistence Homestead project, a Resettlement Administration program that helped grant single-family ranch houses to qualifying applicants.
It became home to many 1930s white immigrants from the Dust Bowl Migration. Famous photographer Dorothea Lange took many pictures of the houses for her work for the Farm Security Admin
Harbor Gateway Transit Center
Harbor Gateway Transit Center is a Metro Silver Line station and a large bus station at southern end of the Harbor Transitway located in the southwest corner of Interstate 110 and State Route 91 in Harbor Gateway close to Carson. The station has 12 bus bays and 900 park and ride spaces, is the southern terminus of the Metro Silver Line. Many passengers connect to this station from other buses to transfer to the Silver Line. Public restrooms for passengers as began installation in October 2012 and opened in February 2013; the nextrip bus screens were installed in November 2012 and became functional in April 2013. The large hub is undergoing station improvements. Metro renamed the Artesia Transit Center to the Harbor Gateway Transit Center during December 2011 but completed the process by June 2013; the Metro pylon sign installed in May 2012 displays the station's name as Artesia Transit Center, but it was renamed to display "Harbor Gateway Transit Center." The station name signs were changed to reflect the new station's name.
On August 17, 2012, Metro Silver Line launched Expanded Late-Night Service for the line on Fridays and Saturdays. Metro added 1 new additional late night trip for the Silver line, both directions on Fridays and Saturdays; the late night service enhancement does not apply on Sundays nor on Mondays-Fridays. On Fridays and Saturdays, the last Metro Silver Line bus to Downtown Los Angeles and El Monte Bus Station departs at 1:56 a.m. On November 18, 2012 Torrance Transit added a new bus route that operates between Downtown Los Angeles, Harbor Gateway Transit Center and Torrance. Torrance transit line 4 line only runs during Mondays-Fridays during the peak hour; the line follows the Metro Silver Line route until terminating in Downtown Los Angeles: Union Station. On January 28, 2013 Metro added station art to the transit hub; this is one of the several improvements made as part of the Metro Express Lanes project. Thus, this is Metro Silver Line's 4th station to have station art; the other 3 include: Los Angeles County & USC Medical Center Station, Cal State LA Station & El Monte Station.
The art sculpture was developed by Alison Saar. The sculpture displays a willow tree, while on the east face a willow spirit, shown here, emerges mysteriously from the tree. Metro is changing the signage of the station to reflect the new name of the station. On March 8, 2013 Metro's South Bay Council staff discussed the completed station improvements and other upcoming improvements to the station's design; the Harbor Gateway Transit Center is receiving wayfinding improvements in two phases. Phase 1 will replace the station name signs on the benches to the new station name. Wayfinding signage will be installed in several parts of the station to help direct passengers from the parking lot to the bus station; the current non-working clock will be replaced by the Metro logo sign. Bus arrival pillars similar to the ones installed in the El Monte Station will be installed in the bus bays. Phase 2 signage is being designed, but Metro plans to add an 80-foot pillar near the area between the I-110 freeway and the Harbor Gateway Transit Center.
The tall pillar will have the Metro logo at the near top. Moreover, the pillar will look similar to the one installed at the El Monte Station; as of April 2016 two TAP card vending machines have been added. There are no ATM's at this location. There are two automated restrooms located near Bay 12. Pedestrian and parking access is via Cassidy Street & Vermont Avenue and from near 182nd Street & Hoover Street. Transitway services which continue southbound to Carson station use Figueroa Street. There are plenty of bus benches throughout the station. Metro Silver Line heading north to Downtown Los Angeles and El Monte Bus Station departs from bus bay #6. All southbound Metro Silver Line trips end at this transit center and disembark passengers at bays 7-9. Bay 1- Carson Circuit: North / South Shuttle Bay 2- Torrance Transit: 6, Metro Local: 130, 205 Bay 3- Gardena Transit: 4, Metro Local: 52 Bay 4- Metro Local: 130, 344 Bay 5- Metro Express: 550, Torrance Transit: 1, 4 Bay 6- Metro Silver Line Bays 7-9 - Discharge for southbound line 910 trips only on the Metro Silver Line, Discharge only for Metro Local buses ending at Harbor Gateway Transit Center.
Bay 10- Metro Local: 246, Metro Express: 550 Bay 11- Gardena Transit: 2, Metro Local: 205, Torrance Transit: 6 Bay 12- Gardena Transit: 2, Torrance Transit: 1, 4 The following is a list of bus services operated by Los Angeles Metro: Metro Local Lines 52, 130, 205, 246, Limited Line 344 operate daily. Metro Express Line 550 operates further north to Expo Park/USC Expo Line Station only during weekday rush hours only. During other times, passengers with destinations to Downtown Los Angeles will need to transfer to the Metro Silver Line which operates on the I-110 Harbor Transitway throughout the entire day. Metro Silver Line runs a 24-hour service for line 910 only, departing to El Monte. Metro Local: 52, 130, 205, 246, 344 Metro Express: 550 Metro Silver Line Dodger Stadium Express The Harbor Gateway Transit Center is served by several municipal operators, they include: Carson Circuit, Gardena Transit, Torrance Transit. Carson Circuit: North / South Shuttle Galaxy Express Gardena Transit: 2, 4 Torrance Transit: 1, 4, 6 The Home Depot South Garden Park Sam's Club Gardena Gateway Center Taco Bell Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Media related to Harbor Gateway Transit Center at Wikimedia Commons Status report
Foothill Transit is a public transit agency, government funded by 22 member cities in the San Gabriel and Pomona valleys. It operates a fixed-route bus public transit service in the San Gabriel Valley of Greater Los Angeles, United States. Foothill Transit operates out of two yards: one in Pomona, the other in Arcadia; the Foothill Transit joint powers authority membership consists of elected representatives from 22 member cities in the San Gabriel Valley and Pomona Valley and three members appointed from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. These representatives are divided into five geographical clusters, which each elect a representative annually to serve on a five-member Executive Board. Los Angeles County Supervisor Pete Schabarum is credited with the formation of the transit agency. Schabarum, annoyed by what he saw as disproportionate cutbacks of bus service by the Southern California Rapid Transit District in the San Gabriel Valley, wanted to secede from the larger agency and form a separate transit agency as early as 1986.
Compared to routes serving more densely-populated areas, routes in the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys required greater subsidies to serve fewer riders on longer freeway alignments in eastern Los Angeles County. Foothill was founded by 20 member cities. In 1987, the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission approved Foothill to take over fourteen routes which serviced the San Gabriel Valley that were operated by SCRTD. Although service was planned to start on July 1, 1988, the Foothill Transit Zone had been prevented from starting service in July by an injunction arising from a lawsuit filed by the drivers and mechanics unions of SCRTD against LACTC. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Eli Chernow ruled that LACTC could not unilaterally transfer the lines without the consent of the SCRTD board of directors; the injunction was upheld on appeal. LACTC had begun withholding $9 million per month from SCRTD in April 1988 on the basis that SCRTD had not followed salary guidelines set by LACTC. SCRTD consented to Foothill Transit taking over the bus lines in December 1988 in return for the restoration of funding.
Those first two lines operated by Foothill Transit were 495 and 498. The trial for the lawsuit against Foothill Transit started in May 1989, was resolved in Foothill's favor by July, the other twelve lines operated by SCRTD were transitioned to Foothill Transit between 1989 and 1992. For a short period in 1992, the last two routes to transition were operated by both Foothill Transit and SCRTD during continued legal disputes; the drivers and mechanics unions disputed the transfer of 486 and 488 since SCRTD had made the decision without negotiating with the union. However, Foothill Transit again prevailed in a February 1993 court ruling. Schabarum, who hated the influence of trade unions, chose to use contractors to operate the service. All of the operations and maintenance work for Foothill Transit are contracted out; as of 2017, bus service is operated by Keolis at Transdev at Arcadia/Irwindale. Embree Bus Lines was the initial contractor that operated the first two lines for Foothill starting in December 1988.
The hourly operating cost under Foothill Transit was reduced by up to half compared to service under SCRTD, ridership grew, but the contract operator drivers earned less in both wages and fringe benefits, had less influence over working conditions. In addition, Foothill Transit was not required to provide typical rider services such as schedules, bus stops, transit police, or telephone information. During the 1992 Los Angeles riot, Foothill Transit terminated service at El Monte rather than continue on to downtown Los Angeles. Over the first five years, Foothill Transit saved money compared to SCRTD's historical costs. In 1994, Foothill reported their hourly cost of operations was $55, compared to $93 for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, with a farebox recovery ratio of 48% at a lower fare of $0.85. In addition, Foothill reported an accident rate of 0.3 per 100,000 mi traveled, compared to Metro's rate of 3.3 per 100,000 mi, although Metro's accident rate was skewed by older buses and more dense traffic in its operating area.
Foothill executives made the service strike-proof by insisting that two different companies operate the two bus yards if it would cost more in the short term. By 1998, Foothill's contractors were Laidlaw and Ryder/ATE. However, due to bus industry consolidation, First Transit operated both yards from 2001 to mid-2007. Both Foothill Transit yards are represented by unions, but past strikes at the agency have been less than successful due to the ability of one yard to operate the other yard's service. In addition, wages are less at Foothill than at other transit operators in the region; the contract operator drivers at Foothill were represented by the Teamsters