West Hollywood is serious about unclogging their streets. After launching their free nighttime Pick Up trolley in 2013, and expanding its coverage and hours last year, the city just launched CitylineX, a free commuter shuttle connecting the center of WeHo with the Hollywood/Highland subway station.
Running Monday through Friday from 7 to 9 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m., Cityline X will offer another option to/fro WeHo, which lacks both rail transit and freeway access. The direct route runs from the West Hollywood library auto court to a stop on the west side of Highland Avenue, just south of Hollywood Boulevard.
To entice drivers and other commuters to give the new (and free!) option a go, the city is offering community “pop-ups” along its route throughout the week of January 11, with commuter coffee mugs, umbrellas, and breakfast burritos handed out. The city is throwing a “tacos and transit” party at the library stop on Tuesday, January 19 at 5 p.m., with free food and drinks.
As a city, West Hollywood is one of the biggest transit supporters in the Southland. Officials are currently lobbying hard for an extension of the under-construction Crenshaw Line, a light rail connecting LAX to the Expo Line. The city is partnering with Metro to study possible extensions that would bring the Crenshaw Line north through WeHo and connect with the Hollywood/Highland Red Line stop.