The Glendale City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to purchase four additional Beeline shuttle buses to provide more frequent service on existing routes and add a route in southern Glendale.
Public Works Director George A. Miller told the council that two of the requested vehicles will be added to the existing Beeline routes to decrease time between buses. The system now runs four shuttle buses during non-peak hours and six vehicles during rush hours, according to his report.
The two extra buses would reduce the waiting time from 15 minutes to 10 during non-peak hours and from 10 minutes to 7.5 during peak hours.
The additional service is needed to alleviate crowding caused by increased ridership, which has more than tripled since last year, from 11,271 passengers to 34,452, Miller said.