With the COVID-19 outbreak showing no signs of abetting, Metro has announced further reductions to bus service starting April 19.

From The Source:

"On Sunday, April 19, Metro will begin running a Modified Sunday service schedule every day of the week. This schedule will provide an efficient and predictable level of service for those making essential trips. This service plan will keep Metro’s entire workforce productively employed.

On weekdays, Metro will run its usual Sunday bus service plus some Rapid, Express and Local bus lines that normally do not run on Sundays. On weekdays, most trains will run every 12 minutes between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes at other times with last trains leaving terminal stations around midnight. On weekends, Metro will run its regular Sunday service on bus and rail lines. All Metro bus and rail timetables can be found here — please scroll down each timetable until you see the page for ‘Sunday’ service."

Metro, which already reduced service in response to the Countywide "safer at home" order announced in March, may also close entrances as some rail stations to slow the spread of Coronavirus.  The agency has also instituted rear-door boarding on its buses, and has ramped up cleaning system wide.

Metro's ridership is down 70 percent during the crisis, according to The Source.

Other transit agencies, including the Metrolink commuter rail system, have also reduced service in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.