Some Southern California students may already be on summer break, but school is on the agenda for all five Metro Service Councils this month. Each Council will receive a presentation on Metro’s new Universal Student Pass Pilot Program, which the Metro Board of Directors approved at its May meeting (in plain English: the program makes it easier and potentially cheaper for college students to get monthly passes). The new program rolls out this fall and will help more college students take advantage of reduced fares, among other improvements.
The Service Councils will also elect a chair and vice chair for the coming year and receive a report on regional service performance.
For more information about each Service Council, click on the name of the Council below to view their web page. Additional agenda items are below.
San Fernando Valley (6:30 p.m., Wednesday, 6/1) – Swearing in of Max Reyes as San Fernando Valley Service Councilmember; Recognition of San Fernando Valley Service Council Members Michael Cano and Jesus R. Ochoa; Overview of June Service Changes.
San Gabriel Valley (5 p.m., Monday, 6/13) – Swearing in of Vivian Romero as San Gabriel Valley Service Council Member and Update on 6-Month Silver Line Performance.
Westside/Central (5 p.m., Wednesday, WSC 6/8) – Swearing in of Ernesto Hidalgo as Westside Central Service Councilmember and Presentation on Metro Bike Share Program.
Gateway Cities (6 p.m., Thursday, 6/9) Adoption of Line Ride Plan and Consideration of Changing Location of Monthly Service Council Meetings.
South Bay (9:30 a.m., Friday, 6/10) – Recognition of Paula Faust and James Goodhart for their service on the South Bay Service Council and Update on 6-Month Silver Line 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.