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720 Stop Added to Serve Skid Row

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, March 11, 2010, at 01:31PM
Metro Rapid 720 Eric Richardson [Flickr]

A 720 bus crosses 6th and Spring in early 2009.

Ask and you shall receive.

That's the message out of Skid Row this week, where Metro has added a 5th and San Pedro stop to the 720 Rapid Line in response to a request from community activist "General" Jeff Page.

Page made the request at the transit agency's February board meeting. Paul Taylor, Deputy CEO for Metro, talked to Page afterward and told him that he would see the request through.

The stop is the second added to the 720's trip through the east side of Downtown in the last year. Stops in both directions were added at 6th and Central in May. Previously the route made no stops between Main street and Soto street in Boyle Heights.

The new stop serves westbound buses only. Eastbound stops are located on 6th at Main and Central.

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