For your consideration: Metro’s draft public participation plan

The above document requires some explanation. Let’s keep it simple:

•Every three years, the Federal Transit Administration requires Metro to issue a Public Participation Plan in order to comply with federal civil rights law. Here’s the draft plan.

•This plan guides all of Metro’s outreach to gather important public input on possible changes to bus and rail service, new projects in planning and in construction, fares and other programs.

•Metro last updated a plan in 2013. The new draft plan that’s above was written by several departments at Metro, including Marketing, Community Relations, Construction Relations, Community and Municipal Affairs, Rider Relief Programs, Transit Safety Programs, Digital Communications, Civil Rights, Customer Relations, the Office of Strategic Initiatives, Public Relations and Government Relations.

We are asking members of the public to tell us what they think by sending comments to or Metro Community Relations, One Gateway Plaza, MS 99-13-1, Los Angeles, CA 90012 by Saturday, March 12.

Members of the public may visit to view the Draft Plan in English and other languages, including Armenian, Cambodian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese.

•Metro plans to revise the draft plan based on public comments this spring and summer. The final version of the plan will be submitted to the Metro Board of Directors for their approval this fall.

3 replies

  1. I’m a little confused about what I’m suppose to be commenting on. This document didn’t really tell us what Metros current public participation plan is. It just gave us information on why they’re updating it and the demographics of stakeholders, but is there a link to actually view the 2013 version so we can see what changes should be made?