Metro service change hearings begin tonight

Public hearings for proposed changes to Metro bus service begin tonight at 5 p.m. in the Metro Board Room. There will be a total of six meetings during February that the public is invited to attend to provide public comment. If you cannot attend a meeting, please submit your comments via, U.S. mail or fax only in order for your comments to be considered during the Public Hearing process. Comments submitted in a different manner will not be considered part of the public record.

At the beginning of January, Steve Hymon posted a discussion with Metro CEO Art Leahy that described fiscal and operational context for the changes. The post received an outpouring of comments on The Source. However, in order for the full weight of your voices to be heard, it is important that readers of The Source attend a meeting or submit a public comment in the manner described above.

The six meeting dates, times and locations are as follows:

  • February 1, 2011 – (5 p.m.) Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles.
  • February 2, 2011 – (6:30 p.m.) Marvin Braude Constituent Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys
  • February 9, 2011 – (5 p.m.) La Cienega Tennis Center, 325 South La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills.
  • February 10, 2011 – (2 p.m.) Salt Lake Park-Community Center, 3401 East Florence Ave., Huntington Park.
  • February 14, 2011 – (5 p.m.) El Monte City Hall East/Council Chambers, 11333 Valley Blvd., El Monte.
  • February 17, 2011 – (6 p.m.) Carson Community Center, 801 East Carson Street, Carson.

For more information about the services changes and how you can make a public comment, please refer to the Metro press release and this chart that details which lines would be affected.

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  1. Line 239 is a line becoming busy,because it’s a very Important line that passes by Importan schools like;Granada Hills High school,a street away Kennedy High School,Alemany High school,and a street away Birmingham High school and CSUN.This bus through out the day there is enough people that utilize this bus.I am one of those commuters that was affected years back when they discontinued the weekend,im going to stand up to this line because it has been a very positive service for me.Since High School to this day as an adult i use line 239.Rapid lines,i dunno if you seen 794 via San Fernando road the Bus coming out from San Fernando city and when coming across Van Nuys bl. the bus is 3/4 full to Full,and it gets worst by Glendale/Silverlake/Los Feliz gets very pack by Sunday morning (10am-12am)people are like on the way back standing the times I’ve use them on the weekend.METRO could check the cameras and they will see this line is no joke!…Why you want to take away this service and make it slow,are they going to supply enough Buses for line 94 to run every 10-15 minutes,if they decide to cut 794 on the weekends??????….

  2. I left out a recommendation that Line 292, which runs from the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink station to the Burbank station, be re-routed to use San Fernando Road. It currently runs along Glenoaks Blvd. and would make up for the loss of weekend/holiday service on Line 794, which will run Monday through Friday.

  3. I will not be at the meeting in Van Nuys tomorrow night, but I am recommending that Lines 167, 239 (both Mero Local) and 741 (Metro Rapid) be discontinued to save money. I am also recommending dropping weekend/holiday service on Lines 169 & 183 and on most Metro Rapid lines.