Preview of December Metro Service Councils Meetings

Last month, all five Service Councils voted on whether or not to hold a meeting in December since the Metro Board of Directors normally does not hold meetings that month (although this year there will be a Board meeting on December 4).

The Gateway Cities, San Gabriel Valley and the Westside/Central Service Councils voted to cancel their December meetings, and the San Fernando Valley and South Bay Councils both elected to hold December meetings.

Last month, each of the Service Councils also approved dates, times and locations for public hearings to be conducted in February of next year to receive public input on proposed service changes that, if approved, would be implemented in June, 2015. Details about the public hearings, and proposed service changes, will be provided in next month’s article.

The San Fernando Valley Service Council will hold their meeting tonight (Wednesday, December 3), and the South Bay Service Council’s meeting will be held next Friday, December 12, at their normal time and location.

In addition to the presentations listed below, each Council will also 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 the San Fernando and South Bay Gabriel Service Council meetings this month include:

San Fernando Valley (6:30 pm, Wednesday, 12/3) – Update on Orange Line Improvements; Report on Metro’s Escalator Etiquette.

South Bay (9:30 am, Friday, 12/12) – Presentation on Green Line Construction and Closure Schedule; Consideration of approval of letter to Metro Board supporting installation of Ticket Vending Machines at the Harbor Gateway Transit Center.

San Gabriel Valley – No December Service Council meeting.

Westside/Central – No December Service Council meeting.

Gateway Cities – No December Service Council meeting.

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 to If your comments are for a specific Council, please make sure to indicate which one you are addressing in the subject line and text of your e-mail.