The Metro Board of Directors wrapped up its final meeting of 2012 on Thursday. Here are a few other items of interest the Board took action on:
•At the direction of Metro Board Chair Michael D. Antonovich, The Metro Board heard a presentation on the safety culture at Metro, specifically focusing on creating an environment in which issues would be prevented ahead of time.
Much of the discussion focused on issues confronting the Washington D.C. Metro after a subway crash killed nine there in June 2009; in particular how to encourage employees and managers to give safety the first priority without fear of repurcussion.
Here are some charts that provide information about Metro bus and train incidents.
•The Metro Board approved a motion by Richard Katz and Mel Wilson to study the Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor as a potential public-private partnership (PPP). One option for the project is to use toll lanes to fund a rail tunnel under the pass. An amendment by Don Knabe was also approved and would also study the Metro Airport Connector as a potential PPP.
•The Board approved spending an additional $6.8 millioin on pedestrian swing gates along the Blue Line corridor to enhance safety. Please see this staff report for more information about gates and Metro's response to Board requests on informing the public about delays.