Metro is in the process of seeking input from the public about how funding and resources should be allocated over the next 40 years as Metro works to expand, improve and modernize transportation services. The agency has already received input from thousands of people through surveys at stations and events and on the web. The telephone town hall will allow for another opportunity to discuss priorities and options, ask questions of Metro’s transportation experts and provide more feedback as the agency plans for the future.
More information about the Long Range Transportation Plan, including the survey, can be found at ournext.la.
For the meeting, 40,000 residents across Los Angeles County will be contacted randomly 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 meeting 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:
- Participants can also sign up for the meeting in advance and receive an email reminder by visiting http://tthm.wufoo.com/forms/metro-telephone-town-hall-signup/.
- Those who want to participate through their computers can do so through http://cast.teletownhall.us/web_client/?id=METRO.
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.
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“For the meeting, 40,000 residents across Los Angeles County will be contacted randomly through an innovative automated telephone system and invited to participate in the public forum from the comfort of their own homes.”
It may be “inovative”, but is it wise and productive. Random people do not want to be disturbed at home about transit.
Why not try to attract people who actually care about transit or even ride it?
And they will probably get a lot or people whose language is not English or Spanish.
What are you going to do for those people?
Seems like a waste of money to me.