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Norwalk sets public hearing on bus line transfer

NORWALK — The City Council here will conduct a public hearing March 1 on plans for the Norwalk Transportation Department to take over a portion of the county Metropolitan Transportation Authority Route 270 which runs from the Historic Depot on Greenleaf Avenue in Whittier to the Green Line rail depot at Studebaker Road and the Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway in Norwalk.

In a written report to the council Jan. 19, Norwalk Transportation Department Director James C. Parker, explained that the MTA plans to cancel Line 270, transferring the northern part, from the Whittier depot north to Monrovia to Foothill Transit and the southern portion to Norwalk.

He noted that Norwalk and the MTA currently have a similar route between Whittier and the Green Line and the county agency is seeking to reduce duplication of services.

The transfer would mean modification of Norwalk Route 3 by halting some service in Northern Whittier and scheduling the city route through the Gateway Shopping Center at Carmenita Road and Telegraph Road in Santa Fe Springs to include the Santa Fe Springs Civic Center at 11710 Telegraph Road, Santa Fe High School at 10400 S. Orr and Day Road, John Glenn High at 13520 Shoemaker Road in Norwalk, to the 166th Street via Norwalk Boulevard, Parker said.

Bus service to Rio Hondo College in Whittier, through Norwalk and Santa Fe Springs, is on Route 1 and is not affected, a department spokesperson said.

If approved the new Route 3 would start June 27.