The unhoused riders on LA Metro buses and trains are only half the problem. The county transit agency has learned that the other half — which may be more troublesome — is when these riders are forced to exit from the buses and trains after midnight.
Nearly 600 Metro homeless riders, who must disembark nightly while the trains and buses go out of service for maintenance, end up sleeping on city sidewalks, in parks or in building alcoves.
About 800 homeless individuals shelter on Metro rail on any given night, and on average about 555 people experiencing homelessness exit onto city streets at "end-of-line" stations located throughout Los Angeles County, according to a survey released on Thursday, April 27.
Story by Steve Scauzillo, The Whittier Daily News, Calif. • Friday