The Glendale City Council voted Tuesday to expand the city's two Beeline shuttle-bus routes, adding service to a new medical center, a supermarket and a number of apartment buildings north of the Ventura Freeway.
The extensions, which add two miles of service, are a result of rider surveys and requests from senior citizens, said Kerry Morford, transportation specialist for Glendale's Public Works Division. The expansion must be approved by the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission.
Under the new service, scheduled to begin in late January, the shuttle buses will travel north on Brand Boulevard and turn left at Stocker Street, one mile farther north than the route's current turnoff at Goode Street. On the other route, buses will begin traveling west on Arden Avenue to Pacific Avenue, where they will turn right and go to Glenoaks Boulevard, make an easterly loop and hook up with Brand Boulevard. Buses now turn east on Arden and south onto Brand.
City officials say the expanded routes will provide bus service to the proposed Soroptomist senior-citizen housing project at Monterey Road and Louise Street. Also to be added is a stop at Harvard Street and Isabel Avenue to provide public transportation to residents of Park Paseo, another seniors' building.