Metro to host Telephone Town Halls on April 4 & 5 to gather input about the agency’s FY 2019 budget and NextGen Bus Study

Metro will host two live, interactive telephone town hall meetings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday April 4 and Thursday, April 5, to talk about your tax dollars at work and how they are being invested in the transportation revolution now in progress in Los Angeles County.

Along with Metro’s budget development outreach for the coming year, there will be an introduction into the NextGen Bus Study with the goal of designing a new bus network that is more relevant, reflective of, and attractive to the residents of L.A. County. This redesigned network will improve service to current customers, attract new customers and win back past customers. The meetings will be simulcast in English and Spanish.

For the meetings, residents across Los Angeles County will be called at random through an innovative automated telephone system and invited to participate in the public forum from the comfort of their own homes. The telephone town hall also will include an option for participants to provide input through real-time polls. When residents answer their phones, they will be connected to the meetings automatically. Anyone who does not receive a call but wants to participate can dial into the toll-free telephone number listed below.

  • English: On the day of the meeting, the toll-free call-in number is 888-400-1932.
  • Spanish: On the day of the meeting, the toll-free call-in number is 888-400-9342.

There are several other ways to participate in the interactive town hall:

ADA Language Accommodation: If you require an interpreter or other accommodations, please contact Metro at least 72 hours prior to the telephone town hall meeting date at 323-466-3876 or California Relay Service at 711.

3 replies

  1. Will the agenda/presentation be posted ahead of time so the public can prepare questions? How does this work? When called do you just listen in on phone until name is called?
    On sign up page, there is option for all townhalls. Does this mean all future, or only these two?

    • Hi Charles;

      The study isn’t out yet–later this year. The town hall will be a chance for staff to discuss the study and what they’re working on.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source