July Service Council Meetings to Feature Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project

Celebrate America’s birthday by learning all about Metro’s regional projects and programs. All Service Councils, except San Fernando Valley, will meet in July. The other four Service Councils will receive a Metro Community Education Programs overview, a Regional Service Performance Report, and adopt their work plans for Fiscal Year 2019. Additionally, the Westside Central and South Bay Service Councils will receive an update on the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project (the San Fernando Valley will receive the update in August).

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend and share input at Service Council meetings. For more information about each Service Council Meeting, click on the name of the Council below to view their web page. All agenda items are listed below.

San Fernando Valley – Regular meeting date falls on July 4; going dark for July. Next regular meeting will be held on August 1.

San Gabriel Valley (5:00pm, Monday, 7/9) – Metro Community Education Programs overview, NextGen Bus Study discussion, FY18 Council Review, Adopt FY19 Work Plan, Elect Chair and Vice Chair for FY19, Consider rescheduling November 12, 2018 meeting, and  Regional Service Performance Report.

Westside Central (5:00pm, Wednesday, 7/11) – Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project update, Metro Community Education Programs overview, FY18 Council Review, Adopt FY19 Work Plan, Elect Chair and Vice Chair for FY19, and Regional Service Performance Report.

Gateway Cities (2:00pm, Thursday, 7/12) – Metro Community Education Programs overview, FY18 Council Review, Adopt FY19 Work Plan, Councilmember Line Ride Report, and  Regional Service Performance Report.

South Bay (9:30am, Friday, 7/13) – Councilmember Line Ride Reports, Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project Update, FY18 Council Review, Adopt FY19 Work Plan, Adopt Motion to Support Green Line Extension to Torrance Advancement, and Regional Service Performance Report.

For details on all Council meeting dates, times and locations, as well as copies of the presentations click here. The public is encouraged to attend and share comments and suggestions with the Service Councils on improving bus service throughout LA County. If you would like to provide input but cannot attend a meeting, you can also 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. 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. I think Metro is making a big mistake on the new LAX/Crenshaw and Green Line operating plan. Why not keep the current Green Line, and run the Expo Line from Expo/Crenshaw to Redondo Beach. Yes, the Green and Expo would share the last mile or two of track in the South Bay, but so what. That cost would be very minor.

    El Segundo is a big job town. The reason the Green Line hasn’t been as successful in the South Bay is the type of people who work in El Segundo tend to be higher paid engineer/tech workers, where as Norwalk tends to be a lower income area. Far more of these engineers/tech workers live in West LA, and would take the Crenshaw line to work if it was a one seat ride.

    The 1 seat ride from Norwalk to Expo/Crenshaw makes no sense whatsoever. The Green Line goes 4 miles west of Crenshaw, then crawls up through Inglewood and reverses course back 4 more miles. That’s a major detour. It would take almost an hour to get from Norwalk to Expo/Crenshaw. The few people who would actually go from Norwalk to Expo/Crenshaw can take either the Blue Line or the Silver Line to reach the Expo line in the same amount of time (even with the transfer).

    South Bay elected officials (including Torrance mayor Patrick Furey) are really upset with the current operating plan. No one is celebrating the 1 seat ride from Norwalk to Expo/Crenshaw. Let the Green Line and Expo Line share track between Aviation/LAX and Redondo Beach.

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