Preview of November Service Council meetings

A wide range of topics will be discussed at the November Metro Service Council meetings this month, which are detailed below. For a complete listing of dates, times and locations for all five Service Council meetings, click here. For more information about each service council, click on the name of the service council listed below.

All of the meetings include a report from Metro Service Council Director Jon Hillmer detailing monthly statistics on ridership, performance and other measures of Metro service. We will be posting more information about these performance statistics on the Metro Service Council web pages soon, and will also post the Director’s Performance Report on a monthly basis.

Due to scheduling conflicts, the South Bay Service Council will meet one week later than normal, on Friday, November 16th this month only.  Due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday, the San Gabriel Valley Service Council will not meet this month.

Meeting topics for the Service Council’s November meetings include:

San Fernando Valley (6:30 pm, Wednesday, 11/7) –Discussion of proposed renaming of Universal City Station to Universal City/Studio City Station, Update on the Van Nuys Corridor, Consideration of Ochoa/Richards Motion Regarding No-Smoking Ordinances at Bus Stops, Update on Van Nuys Blvd. Bus Lines 233 and 761 (San Fernando Valley’s Corridor Study lines)

Gateway Cities (2 pm, Thursday, 11/8) – Reports carried over from last month’s agenda include a presentation on TAP Program Integration and a follow-up on Priority Inventory of Bus Station Park & Ride Lot Cleanliness, Update on Metro’s Transit Court, Discussion on Florence Ave. Lines 211 and 311 (Gateway Cities’ Corridor Study lines)

Westside/Central (5 pm, Wednesday, 11/14) – Update Report on USC/Expo Line Game Day Service and Crowd Control, Report on Westside Subway Extension Community Meeting, Discussion on Santa Monica Blvd. Bus Lines 4 and 704 (Westside/Central’s Corridor Study lines)

South Bay (9:30 am, Friday, 11/16 – Note change in meeting date for this month only) Report on Handling of Customer Complaints Process, Report on Torrance Transit Fall Service Changes and Update on the Regional Transit Center, Report Regarding Renaming of Rosa Parks Station to Willowbrook, Presentation on the ExpressLanes Project, Report on August 30th Service Council Meet and Confer Meeting, Review Crenshaw Blvd. Lines 210 and 710 (South Bay’s Corridor Study lines) and 210 Performance Issues.

San Gabriel Valley – Cancelled due to Veteran’s Day Holiday. The next San Gabriel Valley Service Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 10 at 5 pm. We anticipate that we will return to our meeting location next to El Monte Station now that it has reopened. Details will be provided in next month’s article on Service Council meetings.

All service councils welcome and encourage public participation. If you would like to comment at any of the meetings, please fill out a speaker card when you arrive, noting the specific item you are there to address. General comments on issues that aren’t on the agenda are taken as a part of the “public comment” section of the agenda.

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 If your comments are for a specific council, please make sure to indicate which one you are addressing.


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  1. By looking at the meeting agendas, there are “Corridor Studies” but I do not see any service changes mentioned. Are we not having any semiannual service changes for December 2012?

    • This reply is from David, who wrote the post:

      Thank you for your comment and interest in the upcoming Metro service changes. The semi-annual changes you referred to typically occur every June and December, with public hearings held before those dates (if needed) to receive public input on proposed changes. There are no major service changes scheduled for December this year. There are some minor route adjustments to Lines 217, 534, and 612, and service improvements to Lines 40 and Silver Line. Minor service changes may occur to other lines to improve on-time performance. Information regarding the mentioned changes will be posted on and buses beginning December 3, and implemented on December 16.