10 community meetings to be held for NextGen Bus Study beginning in January

Metro will hold 10 community meetings beginning in January to ask for the public’s help in the agency’s NextGen Bus Study, the effort to redesign and reimagine the agency’s bus system to meet the needs of today’s riders. Here is a Source post from earlier this fall about the study.

Metro’s bus network carries about 70 percent of the agency’s riders. The NextGen study has found that seven percent of L.A. County residents are frequent riders on the Metro bus system and account for 80 percent of all Metro bus boardings.

In surveys taken to date and through a series of focus groups, online engagement and community events show that current and non-riders agree that the most important bus service parameters Metro should focus on are providing fast, frequent and reliable bus service. The NextGen Bus Study began in Spring 2018 and a new Bus Service Plan is anticipated for rollout as early as December 2019.

Various meetings will be held in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, Gateway Cities, South Bay and the Westside/Central areas of the region. The public is encouraged to attend any of the following upcoming community meetings to share their thoughts on bus service strategies and policies to improve the bus system.

The meetings are set up as workshops, so there will not be a formal presentation. Attendees can drop in anytime during the workshop hours and walk through the interactive exhibits at their own pace. There will be staff at each exhibit to explain the materials and answer questions and plenty of opportunities to attendees to give their input.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 4 – 7 p.m. at the Hubert Humphrey Recreation Center, 12560 Filmore Street, Pacoima (Accessible via Metro Lines 90, 233, 744).

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 4 – 7 p.m. at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood (Accessible via Metro Lines 4/704, WeHo Cityline).

Saturday, January 12, 2019, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Bell Community Center, 6250 Pine Avenue, Bell (Accessible via Metro Lines 110, 260).

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 4 – 7 p.m. at the Asian Youth Center, 100 Clary Avenue, San Gabriel (Accessible via Metro Lines 78/378, 176, 487).

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance (Accessible via Metro Lines 126, 210, 710; GTrans 3, 4; Torrance Transit 2, 5, 10).

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 4 – 7 p.m. at Dollarhide Community Center, 301 N. Tamarind Avenue, Compton (Accessible via Metro Lines 51/351, 55, 125, 127, 128, 202, Metro Blue Line Compton Station).

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 4 – 7 p.m. at Pasadena Senior Center, 85 East Holly Street, Pasadena (Accessible via Metro Gold Line Memorial Park Station; Metro Lines 177, 180, 181, 256, 260, 267, 686, 687, Express 501, Metro Rapid Lines 762, 780; Foothill Transit Line 187; Pasadena Transit Lines 10, 20, 40, 51/52; LADOT Commuter Express 549).

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College Aspen Hall TE-101, 2215 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles (Accessible via Metro Blue/Expo Lines Grand/LATTC Station; Metro Lines 14, 35, 37, 38, 55, 81, 460, 603, Metro Silver Line, DASH Pico/Union/Echo Park).

Thursday, January 31, 2019, 4 – 7 p.m. at Inglewood City Hall Community Room, One Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood (Accessible via Metro Lines 40, 111, 115, 212/312; Metro Rapid Line 740).

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 4 – 7 p.m. at Marvin Braude Constituent Center, 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard, Van Nuys (Accessible via metro Lines 164, 233, 237, Metro Rapid Lines 744, 788; Metro Orange Line Van Nuys Station; DASH Panorama City/Van Nuys; DASH Van Nuys/Studio City).

TAP cards will be given to every person that shows up — while supplies last — and there will be a raffle for five one-day Metro passes, three one-week passes and one 30-day pass at each workshop. Light snacks and refreshments will also be provided.

All Metro meetings are held in ADA accessible facilities with special accommodations available to the public for Metro-sponsored meetings. All requests for reasonable accommodations and translation must be made at least three working days (72 hours) in advance of the scheduled meeting date. Please call 323.486.3876 or the California Relay Service at 711 for Chinese, Russian or Spanish translation.

Those unable to attend in person can access information on the NextGen Bus Study by visiting www.metro.net/nextgen.

6 replies

  1. Hello Steve,
    Are these open-house style meetings, where the public can drop in at any time? Or is a presentation scheduled at some point during the 3 hours?
    Thanks!

    • Hi Emi —

      I think there is a formal presentation but let me check that – will post here when I get an answer. Thanks!

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

    • Hi Emi;

      Scratch my earlier answer. Here’s the good word from staff: “The meetings are set up as workshops, so there will not be a formal presentation. Attendees can drop in anytime during the workshop hours and walk through the interactive exhibits at their own pace. There will be staff at each exhibit to explain the materials and answer questions and plenty of opportunities to attendees to give their input.”

      Hope that helps!

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  2. […] Starting Tuesday 1/8 – Metro will host a series of ten public input meetings on its NextGen bus study. Tuesday‘s meeting is 4-7 p.m. in Pacoima. Wednesday 1/9 will be from 4 – 7 p.m. in West Hollywood. This Saturday 1/12 will be from 9 a.m. to noon in the city of Bell. Meetings continue at various locations through Wednesday 2/6. Details at The Source. […]