Preview of March Metro Service Council Meetings

As Metro begins to put together the 2018 fiscal year budget, Metro’s Office of Management and Budget will make presentations at all five March Service Council meetings to gather input. If you’d like to provide input on Metro’s FY18 budget but can’t attend one of the meetings, see this page on how to submit your comments.

This month, the Westside Central and San Gabriel Valley Service Councils will each honor a bus operator who works in their region. The Service Councils occasionally invite operators to be recognized for their hard work. A report on regional performance that includes information on key performance indicators such as on-time performance and ridership is also a regular agenda item at every Council meeting.

Agenda items are listed below by Council. For more information about each Service Council, click on the name of the Council below to view their web page.

San Fernando Valley  (6:30 p.m., Wednesday, 3/1) – FY18 Budget Update, Parking Program Update, Line Ride Report.

Westside/Central  (5 p.m., Wednesday, 3/8) – FY18 Budget Update, Westside Construction, Detours, and Metro Bus Service Update, and recognition of Division 13 Operator Vorice Lombard.

Gateway Cities (2 p.m., Thursday, 3/9) – FY18 Budget Update, Formula Allocation Procedure (FAP) Presentation, Transit Safety Programs Update, Metro Gold Line Eastside Project Update, Report on Request to Change May 2017 meeting, and Line Ride Report.

South Bay  (9:30 a.m., Friday, 3/10) – FY18 Budget Update, Parking Program Update, ExpressLanes Update, and Station Cleanliness Quarterly Report (tentative).

San Gabriel Valley  (5 p.m., Wednesday, 3/13) – FY18 Budget Update, ExpressLanes Update, Metro Gold Line Eastside Project Update, and recognition of Division 3 Operator Herman Gavia.

If you’re having trouble finding the Service Council meeting agendas on the revamped website, you can find them here. The public is always encouraged to attend and share their comments or suggestions with the Service Councils on improving bus service throughout L.A. County.

If you would like to provide input but cannot attend a meeting, you can submit your comments through any of the Service Council web pages linked above 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. You can also use the email to subscribe to your Council’s email list to receive the agendas and other regional notices.

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  1. Odd topic, I know, but just wanted to say it’s good to see that Metro finally fixed the new Trip Planner!! After a disastrous roll out where the Trip Planner didn’t work at all and even insisted my location was about 1.5 miles from where I actually live, refused to provide any useful information and often did not accept address entered in the fields, which was extremely frustrating for someone totally dependent on Metro transit, it now has been corrected and brought up to snuff. Every trip information I have asked of it so far these last two days has been fast and accurate. BRAVO!!

    An upside to this experience was discovering that Apple Maps has all the features needed, including access to planning trips on future dates, same as on Metro. It’s always good to alternate sources in case the Metro site acts up again.

    Very glad Metro got this fixed and relatively quickly. 🙂