Metro Service Council agendas are set for December, including one special meeting in a different location. Service Council meetings kick off today (Wednesday, December 4), in the San Fernando Valley at the Marvin BraudeCenter in Van Nuys.
The San Gabriel Valley Service Council will be conducting their December meeting at an alternate location – The Alhambra, located at 1000 South Freemont (northeast corner of Freemont and W Mission Rd) in Building A2, on the lower floor, room 2051. This meeting will include a special workshop to discuss options to improve service on Metro Line 485, which serves the communities of Alhambra, South Pasadena, Pasadena and Altadena. The Council is hoping the public will participate and share their ideas about improving service on the line. The meeting starts at5 pm, on Monday, December 9. Next month the San Gabriel Valley Service Council will return to their regular meeting location in El Monte.
All of the other Metro Service Councils will conduct their meetings on their regular schedules, as indicated below. Please note that some of the presentations listed below are tentative at the time of this posting. All meetings will include a report from Metro Service Council Director Jon Hillmer, who will provide statistics on October ridership, performance and other measures of Metro service. Other agenda items at Council meetings include:
San Fernando Valley (6:30 pm, Wednesday, 12/4) – Presentation on proposed June 2014 service changes and approval of public hearing date, time and location; Discussion on the approval of rescheduling or cancellation of the Council’s January meeting (which is scheduled for January 1); Presentation on the New Bus Purchases Distribution Plan; Update on the Lassen Bridge closure.
San Gabriel Valley (5 pm, Monday, 12/9 – different location as noted above) – Presentation on Line 485, including receiving public input on options for improving service on the line; Presentation on proposed June 2014 service changes and approval of public hearing date, time and location.
Westside/Central (5 pm, Wednesday, 12/11) – Discussion on the history and performance of Metro Line 28; Update from Metro’s State Affairs/Government Relations department; Presentation on Metro’s Accident Rate Reduction programs; Presentation on proposed June 2014 service changes and approval of public hearing date, time and location.
Gateway Cities (2 pm, Thursday, 12/12 –Swearing in of new Gateway Cities Service Council member Aja Brown, Mayor of Compton; Approval of Semiannual Evening Gateway Cities Service Council Meetings; Recognition of accomplishments at the Artesia Blue Line Station; Presentation on proposed June 2014 service changes and approval of public hearing date, time and location; Report on Metro’s Project Labor Agreement and Construction Careers Policy; Update on the Florence Avenue Corridor Study.
South Bay (9:30 am, Friday, 12/13) – Presentation on proposed June 2014 service change
For a detailed listing of all Council meeting dates, times and locations, click here. 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 by email. If your comments are for a specific Council, please make sure to indicate which one you are addressing in your e-mail.