Video: Metro CEO Art Leahy speaks at March Transit Coalition meeting

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Metro CEO Art Leahy discussed the latest happenings at Metro and fielded questions from the public at last week’s Transit Coalition meeting. TonyW79SFV has uploaded a video of the event to YouTube, it’s unedited and an hour long but contains some good nuggets of info throughout.

Here are links to some of the highlights:

  • Metro’s current goals (“we are practicing being thrifty and frugal in how we spend money”) and the impact of the consent decree (“it created a culture of more rather than a culture of better”)  Watch it.
  • June bus service reductions  Watch it.
  • Metro’s cost control policy (“Measure R revenues are down, as a consequence of them being down we’re going to have a hard time fulfilling our obligation to tax payers”) Watch it.
  • Thought process behind service cuts (“look at the service, look at the ridership, and if there’s service that’s not well utilized let’s take it out”) Watch it.
  • Plans to reduce Day Pass from $6 to $5  Watch it.
  • Why is there no 30-day TAP pass? (“I’ve had in recent days some very intense conversations with my co-workers about that very topic”) Watch it.
  • More on that cost control policy (“the way we keep consensus on the board is to make sure everybody’s getting their project”) Watch it.
  • Thoughts on high-speed rail (“for high-speed rail to be plausible and feasible it has to get to Los Angeles”) Watch it.