December Service Council meetings

A wide range of topics will be included in Metro’s December Service Council meetings. The Westside/Central and San Gabriel Valley Service Councils will be holding meetings at new locations, and will also be conducting public workshops to receive public input on the lines serving the corridors adopted by each council. The public is strongly encouraged to attend and share ideas for improving service in the corridor areas the Councils are evaluating. For more information about the various Corridor Studies, click here to view a recent article on that subject.

The Westside/Central Service Council will conduct their December 12 meeting and corridor workshop on Santa Monica Lines 4 and 704, and 3rd Street Line 16. The meeting and workshop will be held in West Hollywood, at the Plummer Park Community Center, located at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. at 5 pm. The Westside/Central Service Council will return to their regular meeting location, at the La Cienega Tennis Center, in January.

The San Gabriel Valley Service Council will return to their former meeting site adjacent to El Monte Station on December 10, at 5 pm for their corridor workshop on Lines 70, 770, and 76. The meeting site had been moved during the construction period for the recently renovated station, but the San Gabriel Valley Council will continue to meet at monthly on the 3rd Floor of Metro’s Division 9 Building at 3449 Santa Anita Ave.

For a listing of the dates, times and locations of all five Service Council meetings, click here. For more information about each service council, click on the name of the service council listed below. All Council meetings include a report from Metro Service Council Director Jon Hillmer providing monthly and year to date statistics on ridership, performance and other measures of Metro service. Other meeting topics for December Service Councils meetings include:

San Fernando Valley (6:30 pm, Wednesday, 12/5) – Presentation on Proposed FlyAway Service to/from the Metro Orange Line, Update on the Renaming of Universal City Station to Universal City/Studio City Station, Presentation on the G-Tel System, Presentation on FTA Civil Rights Guidance.

San Gabriel Valley (5 pm, Monday, 12/10) – Presentation on FTA Civil Rights Guidance. The San Gabriel Valley Corridor Study, focusing on Garvey Ave. Lines 70, 770 and Valley Blvd. Line 76, will begin following conclusion of Council business matters.

Westside/Central (5 pm, Wednesday, 12/12) – The Westside/Central Corridor Study, focusing on Santa Monica Lines 4 and 704, and 3rd Street Line 16, will begin following conclusion of Council business matters.

Gateway Cities (2 pm, Thursday, 12/13) – Update on the Artesia Blue Line Station projects, Presentation on FTA Civil Rights Guidance.

South Bay (9:30 am, Friday, 12/14) – Presentation on FTA Civil Rights Guidance, Presentation on Caltrans Park and Ride Lot Maintenance Costs, Report on Station Cleanliness, Recap of the Quarterly Service Council Meet and Confer meeting, Discussion on Resolution to Request the Restoration of the Rosa Parks Station to the Operational Name of the Willowbrook Station

All service councils welcome and encourage public participation. If you would like to comment at any of the meetings, please fill out a speaker card when you arrive, noting the specific item you are there to address.  General comments on issues that aren’t on the agenda are taken as a part of the “public comment” section of the agenda.  If you would like to provide input to a Council but cannot attend a meeting, you can submit your comments in writing through the Service Council web page or send them to servicecouncils@metro.net. If your comments are for a specific council, please make sure to indicate which one you are addressing.