Metro is considering restructuring fares and is providing information and an opportunity to comment on the proposal at “Fare Forums” at each of the Metro Service Council meetings in March.
Public comments gathered at the Fare Forums will be transcribed and submitted to the Metro Board of Directors as part of the record of public comment on the proposal. The Forums are being held at the request of the Metro Board to provide the public with opportunities in different regions of LA County to receive information and comment on the proposed fare restructuring. In addition to these Forums, the public may provide verbal input on the fare proposal at a formal public hearing that the Metro Board of Directors will hold on March 29, starting at 9:30 am, at the Metro Headquarters building in downtown Los Angeles. For more information about the proposed fare restructuring, including other ways to submit comments on the proposal, click here.
The first of our five Service Council / Fare Forum meetings will be in Van Nuys on Wednesday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m., during the San Fernando Valley Service Council meeting. The other four Service Council / Fare Forum meetings will be: San Gabriel Valley (El Monte) on Monday, March 10, at 5 p.m.; Westside/Central (Beverly Hills) on Wednesday, March 12, at 5 p.m.; Gateway Cities (Huntington Park) on Thursday, March 13 at 2 p.m., and; South Bay (Inglewood) on Friday, March 14 at 9:30 a.m. For Service Council / Fare Forum locations, click here.
Additionally, all Service Council meetings will include the monthly report from Metro Service Council Director Jon Hillmer providing previous month’s statistics on ridership, performance and other measures of Metro service. Other meeting topics currently scheduled for the March Service Council meetings include:
San Fernando Valley (6:30 pm, Wednesday, 3/5) - Vote on proposed service changes for June 2014 or later.
San Gabriel Valley (5 pm, Monday, 3/10) – Vote on proposed service changes for June 2014 or later; presentation on Goals for Division 9 Improvement.
Westside/Central (5 pm, Wednesday, 3/12) – Vote on proposed service changes for June 2014 or later.
Gateway Cities (2 pm, Thursday, 3/13) – Vote on proposed service changes for June 2014 or later; presentation on Metro’s Blue Line Improvement Project.
South Bay (9:30 am, Friday, 3/14) – Update on LAX Green Line Buses Transfer Policy (note – since no major June ’14 service changes were proposed in the South Bay region, they did not hold a public hearing and thus will not be voting on any proposed changes).
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 service firstname.lastname@example.org. If your comments are for a specific Council, please make sure to indicate which one you are addressing in your e-mail.