Public hearing on Metro's proposed fare increases is now underway



Good morning, Metro riders and stakeholders!

Metro Board Chair Diane DuBois just dropped the gavel on the public hearing over Metro’s proposed fare changes; the two options by Metro staff are shown above. DuBois emphasized that no decision is being made today and that the Metro Board of Directors — the 13-member Board that oversees the agency — is scheduled to vote on the changes at their May 22 meeting.

Metro CEO Art Leahy in comments to the Board and public said that the decision over fare changes ultimately comes down to a decision between raising fares or cutting service.

Much more information on the fare changes can be found at this page on

Metro staff will give a brief presentation on the fare changes and then public testimony will be taken. At this time, the Metro Board room is full; Metro has prepared space in overflow rooms where other members of the public can listen to the meeting.

Written comments are being accepted through the close of business today. How to submit comments:

Mail your comments:
One Gateway Plaza, MS 99-3-1
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Attn: Michele Jackson

All comments must be postmarked by March 29, 2014.

Email your comments:

All email comments must be received by 5pm, March 29, 2014


I’ll provide some updates and photos from the hearing throughout the day. You can also listen to the meeting by phoning 213-922-6045.

4 replies

  1. […] I had been planning to send a public comment in via email, and didn’t realize on Saturday that the deadline was 5 p.m. that day. Below are my thoughts, written hastily around 4:30 p.m. in order to get them in on time. If you’d like to see the two options that were presented, click here. […]

  2. That is way too expensive. If the fares increase that much, I hope I won’t have to deal with broken down trains. Faster services, no more homeless, cleaner trains, cleaner buses, new trains, new buses, 24 hours service. If the fare increase but subway still place for homeless and crazy people to hang out that would be unfair. More often buses in San Fernando valley.

  3. Regardless of the proposed fare increases are added, ceo Art will always continue proposing “service enhancements” which still cuts service, so its not fair either way….. =(