Preview of July Metro Service Council Meetings

Summer has definitely arrived in Southern California, and June gloom is giving way to July heat. The good news is that the air conditioning is working at all five Service Council meeting locations, and the agendas promise an informative program for interested stakeholders. There are no deviations to the dates, times and locations for the five meetings this month, and the San Fernando Valley once again kicks things off with their meeting tomorrow — Wednesday, July 1.

Please note that the Gateway Cities Service Council will be moving their meetings to 6 p.m. from the current 2 p.m. to provide a more convenient time for our customers to participate in future meetings. The July meeting will be their last 2 p.m. meeting. The first 6 p.m. meeting is dependent on the vote they take on going dark in August – if they do, September will be the first 6 p.m. meeting. If not, it will be in August.

All Councils this month will consider adoption of a FY16 Service Council Work Plan specific to their region, a vote on whether to go dark in August, and hear the Performance Report from Gary Spivack, Metro Deputy Executive Officer, 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 below to view their web page. Agenda topics for the July Service Council meetings, in addition to the ones listed above, include:

San Fernando Valley (6:30 p.m., Wednesday, 7/1) – Presentation on Burbank’s redesigned bus service from North Hollywood to Burbank Airport and election of Chair and Vice Chair for FY 2016.

San Gabriel Valley (5 p.m., Monday, 7/13) – Swearing in of new Service Council Member Roger Chandler, Arcadia Mayor Pro Tem; Presentation on Peck Rd. & Valley Bl. Undercrossings Project; and election of Vice Chair for FY 2016.

Westside/Central (5 p.m., Wednesday, 7/8) – Update on Metro Expo 2 and report on Metro’s Bike Sharing Plan.

Gateway Cities (2 p.m., Thursday, 7/9) – Swearing in of Service Council Member Isaac Galvan, Compton City Councilmember; Presentation on cancellation of Line 460 long-term detour; and update on marketing of new meeting time.

South Bay (9:30 am, Friday, 7/10) – Swearing in of Service Council Member Charles M. Deemer and presentation on location and date for public hearing regarding changes to Silver Line and Line 450 service.

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 L.A. 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.

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  1. I know they recently announced the Silver-line will go to San Pedro, but will this case cancellation of line 450?