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Norwalk Transit is a municipal transit company providing fixed-route and paratransit bus transit services in Norwalk, California, United States, and also operates in portions of Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, El Monte, Industry, La Habra, La Mirada, South El Monte and Whittier in Southeast Los Angeles County and Orange County.

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Headquarters12650 E. Imperial Hwy.
LocaleNorwalk, CA
Service typebus service, paratransit
Routes6[1]
Websitenorwalk transit

Norwalk Transit receives its operating revenue from farebox receipts and state tax revenue distributed by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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Bus routesEdit

Norwalk Transit operates a connector shuttle bus service between the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Transportation Center and the Metro Green Line Norwalk Station.

Presently, Metrolink (commuter rail service between Orange County and Los Angeles) provides weekday train service to the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Transportation Center. The rail feeder service implemented by Norwalk Transit provides direct interconnectivity between rail stations (Metrolink – commuter rail and Metro Green light rail).

Norwalk Transit’s paratransit dial-a-ride service operates within the jurisdictional boundary of the City of Norwalk.

  • Route 1- Rio Hondo/Bellflower
  • Route 2- Greenline Station/Gridley/183rd Street
  • Route 3- Gateway Plaza/Norwalk/166th Street
  • Route 4- Imperial Highway/Metrolink Station/Greenline Station
  • Route 5- Rosecrans Avenue/Greenline Station[1]
  • Route 7- Greenline Station/El Monte Station

HistoryEdit

Norwalk Transit began operation in 1974, a project done by Mayor John Zimmerman Jr.[2][3]

In 2005, Norwalk Transit began operating Whittier Transit service under contract.[4] The two routes were combined into Norwalk Transit route 7 in 2007, which was discontinued on September 19, 2011 during a series of cuts to Norwalk Transit. As of June 27, 2016 Route 7 returned in operation.[5][6]

Fleet informationEdit

Norwalk Transit uses 40-foot (12 m) long buses for its scheduled routes, and 20 foot paratransit vehicles for its dial-a-ride service. The standard fleet is composed mainly of Gillig LF and New Flyer GE40LF vehicles.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b http://ci.norwalk.ca.us/city-hall/departments/norwalk-transit-system-nts/fares-schedules
  2. ^ "Transportation Department / Norwalk Transit System (NTS)". City of Norwalk. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  3. ^ "1,000 Attend Rites for Civic Leader John Zimmerman". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  4. ^ Velasco, Justin (19 July 2006). "Bus rider survey prompts changes". Whittier Daily News. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  5. ^ Sprague, Mike (18 July 2011). "Norwalk proposes cuts for Whittier bus lines". Whittier Daily News. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  6. ^ Sprague, Mike (13 September 2011). "Whittier City Council opts not to pay to continue three Norwalk bus lines". Whittier Daily News. Retrieved 20 August 2014.

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