This was one of the items approved at yesterday’s roundup of the Board of Directors meeting. Here’s more info in a news release from County Mayor/Supervisor Michael Antonovich’s office:
LOS ANGELES COUNTY — The MTA Board of Directors unanimously passed a motion by Los Angeles County Mayor and MTA Vice Chair Michael D. Antonovich establishing a “culture of safety” by ordering a full audit of MTA’s safety measures.
“The top priority for the MTA Board of Directors must include a vigilant oversight of the bus and rail system to ensure safety for our 38 million monthly passengers,” said Antonovich.
Antonovich’s motion directs the CEO to conduct an independent safety review with recommendations for safety improvements within 90 days with quarterly safety reports to the Board.
The motion also changes the name of the “Operations Committee” to the “System Safety and Operations Committee” and expands the scope of the committee to include all items related to safety audits, upgrades, and overall system safety issues and monthly reports.
Additionally, with each board report and agenda item, the CEO will attach an assessment of the item’s impact on system safety and the safety culture.
And here’s the original motion.