Preview of September Metro service council meetings

September starts with a new slate of service council sessions. First up is the San Fernando Valley Service Council meeting, taking place tonight, Wednesday, September 3.

Last month, the San Fernando Valley and Westside/Central service councils conducted public hearings to receive input on proposed service changes in their regions that, if approved, would go into effect December this year. Both of those councils will receive a report summarizing public comments and will vote on staff recommendations for the proposed service changes. Since no major December service changes were proposed for the other regions, those Service Councils did not hold hearings and do not have any proposed changes to vote on. For details on the proposed December 2014 service changes, click here.

All service councils are scheduled to receive a presentation on Metro’s Rider Relief Transit Program, which includes fare subsidy discount coupons to qualified low income riders, and the monthly Director’s report, which provides statistics on ridership, performance and other measures of Metro service. For more information about each service council, click on the name of the council to view their web page. Meeting topics for service council meetings this month, in addition to the Riders Relief presentation to all councils, include:

San Fernando Valley (6:30 p.m., Wednesday, 9/3) – Summary of public comments received on proposed December 2014 service changes and service council vote on the proposed changes; Report on Red Line – Orange Line Pedestrian Tunnel Design; Presentation on Metro’s fare restructuring outreach.

San Gabriel Valley (5 p.m., Monday, 9/8) – Presentation by Foothill Transit on Bus-Rail Interface for the upcoming Gold Line Foothill Extension; Update on the SR-710 North Study.

Westside/Central (5 p.m., Wednesday, 9/10) – Summary of public comments received on proposed December 2014 service changes and service council vote on the proposed changes; Report on Metro Rapid Bus Transit Priority System traffic signal work; Election of FY 2015 Service Council Chair and Vice Chair.

Gateway Cities (2 p.m., Thursday, 9/11) – Update on Metro Blue Line Station Refurbishment Plan; Update on Metro Blue Line Security and quality of life issues; Update on parking at Metro’s Artesia Blue Line and Norwalk Green Line Stations.

South Bay (9:30 a.m., Friday, 9/12) – Following the presentation on Metro’s Rider Relief Transit Program and the Director’s report, the council will adjourn to view a new Metro bus.

For a detailed listing of all service 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 Los Angeles 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 to If your comments are for a specific council, please make sure to indicate which one you are addressing in your e-mail.