School’s back in session for many Los Angeles County students this month, and so are the Metro Service Councils. Four out of the five Service Councils voted to hold meetings this month rather than taking an August recess as the Metro Board of Directors decided to do. Additionally, August marks the first month of the Gateway Cities Service Council’s new meeting time of 6 p.m. The change from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. was made to encourage greater community attendance and participation.
The other Service Councils meeting in August will receive a presentation on Annual Customer Survey and Fall Survey Preview. (Note: the San Fernando Valley Service Council will receive this presentation in September).
For more information about each Service Council, click on the name of the Council below to view their web page:
San Fernando Valley (No meeting in August; next meeting is 6:30 pm, Wednesday, 9/2)
San Gabriel Valley (5 p.m., Monday, 8/10) – El Monte Station Project Update; Report on San Gabriel Valley Service Performance.
Westside/Central (5 p.m., Wednesday, 8/12) – Recognition of Division 6 Bus Operator Evan Hale; Presentation on Crenshaw Walkability and Pedestrian Safety Workshop; Consideration of Adoption of FY16 Service Council Work Plan; Report on Westside/Central Service Performance; Presentation on Route Modification to Line 110.
Gateway Cities (6 p.m., Thursday, 8/13) –Swearing in of Isaac Galvan, Compton City Councilmember, as Service Council Member; Recognition of Division 2 Bus Operator Felipe J. Patlan-Gutierrez; Discussion of Line Ride Reports; Consideration of Adoption of FY16 Service Council Work Plan; Report on Gateway Cities Service Performance.
South Bay (9:30 a.m., Friday, 8/14) – Recognition of Division 5 Bus Operator Robert Richardson, Division 18 Bus Operator Poinsettia Mark, and Custodian Lawrence Sears; Report on South Bay Performance.
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 service firstname.lastname@example.org. If your comments are for a specific Council, please make sure to indicate which one you are addressing in your e-mail.