TMD is working with LA Metro to develop a pilot program to test headway-based operations on a few of their major routes. Implementing headway-based operation was part of the LA NextGen Bus Plan which radically redesigned the bus network in Los Angeles County. For high frequency service, delivering reliable, regular service at even intervals is more important to the customer experience than adhering to specific timetables. Headway-based management can be a win-win for riders and Metro. Riders may have faster trips since buses do not have to hold at timepoints, and Metro may see resource savings from faster travel times. TMD is working with Operations, Scheduling, Planning, HR/Training, and Marketing/Communications departments to ensure successful implementation of the pilot. Metro plans to operate the pilot program in 2023.