Preview of November Metro Service Councils Meetings

With Halloween over and Thanksgiving ahead, the five Metro Service Councils will be conducting their November meetings at their normal times and locations. The San Fernando Valley Service Council will once again be the first to hold a meeting, with two new representatives joining the Council.

All of the Service Councils will be asked to determine a date for public hearings that will be conducted in February, 2015, for service restructuring proposals that would go into effect in June next year and each Council will vote on whether to hold a meeting in December. In addition, each Service Council will receive 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 selecting public hearing dates and considering going dark in December, include:

San Fernando Valley (6:30 pm, Wednesday, 11/5) – Recognition of Kymberleigh Richards for her years of service to the San Fernando Valley Service Council; update on the Red Line – Orange Line Pedestrian Tunnel Design; presentation on the renaming of the Red Line’s North Hollywood Station to the North Hollywood/Zev Yaroslavsky Station, and; update on the East San Fernando Valley Corridor Study.

San Gabriel Valley (5 pm, Monday, 11/10) – Presentation on the renaming of the Gold Line’s East Los Angeles Civic Center Station to the East Los Angeles Civic Center /Gloria Molina Station; update on upcoming Board action on the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Draft EIS/EIR; update on El Monte Busway station construction.

Westside/Central (5 pm, Wednesday, 11/12) – Election of FY 2015 Service Council Chair and Vice Chair; update on Expo Phase II progress.

Gateway Cities (2 pm, Thursday, 11/13) – Update on Caltrans I-5 bridge construction status; update on Board action on the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Draft EIS/EIR.

South Bay (9:30 am, Friday, 11/14) – Presentation on South Los Angeles CicLAvia event; Supporting the installation of Ticket Vending Machines at the Harbor Gateway Transit Center.

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.