Preview of August Metro Service Council meetings and public hearings

As the title of this story indicates, public hearings will be conducted this month in addition to the regular monthly Service Council meetings.

The San Fernando Valley and Westside/Central Service Councils will hold public hearings for proposed December service changes in their regions immediately following their regularly scheduled monthly meetings (days, times and locations are listed below). Since no major December service changes were proposed for the other regions, those Service Councils will not hold hearings. There will be one additional public hearing on the proposed service changes held in Metro’s Board room, at One Gateway Plaza in downtown LA, on Saturday, August 9 at 9 am. You can view information on the proposed changes, public hearings, and how to provide input on the proposals by visiting Metro’s webpage at http://www.metro.net/about/metro-service-changes/proposed-changes-metro-bus-service/

If you or someone you know is interested in serving on one of Metro’s Service Councils, Metro’s Service Council webpage has been updated to include a link showing current vacancies and explaining the process of applying for an open seat on the Councils. The information can be accessed on the main Service Council page, or on any of the individual Council pages, by clicking the link ton the right of the map titled ”Current Service Council Vacancies.”

All Service Councils are scheduled to receive a report on Metro’s Fare Restructuring Implementation, scheduled to go into effect September 15, and the monthly Director’s report, which provides statistics on ridership, performance and other measures of Metro service. For more information about each Service Council, click on the name of the Council to view their web page. Meeting topics for Service Council meetings this month, in addition to the Fare Restructuring Implementation presentation, include:

San Fernando Valley (6:30 pm, Wednesday, 8/6) – Report on Orange Line Pedestrian Tunnel; Report on Line 155 – Universal City/Studio City Station Construction Detour. Immediately following the conclusion of the meeting, the Council will adjourn to the public hearing on proposed December 2014 service changes.

South Bay (9:30 am, Friday, 8/8) – Presentation on Metro’s Annual On-Board Survey; Update on Metro Green Line Latching and Impacts on Ridership.

San Gabriel Valley (5 pm, Monday, 8/11) – Presentation on Metro’s Annual On-Board Survey; Update on Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Phase 2 Draft EIR/EIS Public Outreach Plan.

Westside/Central (5 pm, Wednesday, 8/13) – Update Purple Line Extension Utility Relocation Process. Immediately following the conclusion of the meeting, the Council will adjourn to the public hearing on proposed December 2014 service changes.

Gateway Cities (2 pm, Thursday, 8/14) – Update on Metro Blue Line Refurbishment Work Schedule in Long Beach; Update on Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Phase 2 Draft EIR/EIS Public Outreach Plan.

For a detailed listing of all Council meeting dates, times and locations, click here. As always, the public is encouraged to attend and share their comments with the Service Councils on improving bus service throughout LA County. 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 in your e-mail.

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  1. […] Para una lista detallada de las fechas, horarios y ubicaciones de todos los concejos de servicios, haga clic en cada nombre. Como siempre, se invita al público a asistir y comentar. Si no puede asistir, puede enviar sus comentarios por escrito a la página web de cada concejo o a servicecouncils@metro.net. Si sus comentarios son para un concejo en especial, asegúrese de indicarlo en su e-mail.                    4
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  2. I wonder if there is any effort to ensure at least one of the spots on these councils is held by a person who uses transit. I’ve been to a few of the San Gabriel Valley council meetings, and I was quite surprised how unfamiliar with the Metro system these people were. I know the University of California’s regents include one who is a student, to represent student interests, so can Metro do something similar?

  3. You might want to verify the Day/date of these Service Council meetings.
    Westside/Central (5 pm, Wednesday, 8/12)
    Gateway Cities (2 pm, Thursday, 8/13)

    Also, today is the first time I have seen here that SEPTEMBER 15 is the new fare change day. [In this article and the senior fare icon on front page.]

  4. Thank you for your comment John. The Service Council Bylaws stipulate that all Service Council members are required to use public transit on at least a monthly basis. A number of our council members, including several from the San Gabriel Valley Service Council, ride our system much more frequently than that. Most members ride weekly, and some ride daily. One of the reasons we added information on our web page about Service Council vacancies and application information is to reach out to users of our system that might be interested in serving on a Service Council.