Attend Metro Moves Forward and hear from the Metro team on how they’re adapting in the age of technology to making commuting easier and more enjoyable for millions of Los Angelenos every single day. The Social Media Week event will take place on Wednesday, September 24 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Union Station Fred Harvey Room. The event is free to the public, but please RSVP.
Metro staff will conduct a presentation on the agency’s use of app technology and social media. Following that is a roundtable discussion with real transit users on how they’ve incorporated technology in ways that have improved their commuting experience, and how they use social media to engage with Metro, other agencies and commuters.
Discussion panelists include:
Alissa Walker: Alissa Walker is the Urbanism Editor at Gizmodo where she writes about cities, architecture, transportation, and technology. She is on the steering committee of Los Angeles Walks and relishes life in LA without a car. Follow her at @awalkerinLA.
Gann Matsuda: News/Views about the LA Kings and the National Hockey League. Member of Professional Hockey Writers Association, transit rider. Follow him at @frozenroyalty.
Also, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, there’s another panel in downtown Los Angeles (1933 S. Broadway) involving transit: “The Gamification of Transportation: How Mobile Apps and Social Media Incentives Change the Way We Travel.” Among the panelists is Lan-Chi Lam, Metro’s Director of Communications for Web & Mobile. Click here for more info.
To get to Union Station, take the Metro Red, Gold or Purple Line. The station is also served by numerous Metro and municipal buses. Use Trip Planner to find routes and connections.