Los Angeles "buses . . . have gotten progressively slower every year since 2003"
buses have continued to fall behind in the last year and a half, particularly on Metro’s Rapid bus lines. The lines are intended to provide faster express service on busy routes.
During the same period that bus performance has slipped, so has ridership. It's fallen by more than 10 percent over the last two years
The slowdown of buses has cost Metro about $65 million over the last five years because it means the agency must add more buses into circulation