Good news for the Orange Line this week. So far there have been no new crashes in the past week and the MTA says the Valley busway is beating ridership expectations by 5,000 riders a day. Snickering critics say that's only because the expectation of 5,000 to 7,000 daily riders was low to begin with.
To avoid future accidents, The Daily News suggests painting the buses a bright color (how about ORANGE?) to alert drivers who somehow are unable to see the silverish 60-foot articulated buses. Other improvements to the Orange Line have also been tested or implemented, including strobe lights on buses, bigger "no turn" signs, and traffic officers at busway intersections.
· Orange Line Ridership Higher Than Predicted [abc7.com]
· Color me safe [Daily News]
· Orange Line Stalks Hapless Valley Residents [Curbed LA]