06/14/2011 06:25 pm ET Updated Aug 14, 2011

Wilshire Bus Lane: City Council Approves 7.7 Mile Bus-Only Lane For Busy Stretch Of Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles City Council members voted Tuesday for a plan to construct bus-only lanes along 7.7 miles of busy Wilshire Boulevard, one of the most heavily used corridors in Southern California.
Officials with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority say approximately 29,000 of the people using the route are bus riders who make the lengthy, bumpy and often taxing trip from downtown Los Angeles to the Westside.