February is here; that means sweethearts, chocolates, and Valentine’s Day celebrations. Get into the Valentine’s Day spirit and complete one more New Year’s Resolution by attending a Service Council meeting. This month, all Service Councils will hold a regular meeting. The last Service Council-hosted NextGen Bus Study workshop will be held on February 6 in Van Nuys, then the San Fernando Valley Service Council will convene very briefly immediately following. Additional NextGen workshops are being planned for later in February and March. The workshops dates, times, and locations will be made available here once finalized; more information about the study is also at the link.
The NextGen workshops have inspired the Westside Central and Gateway Cities Service Councils to consider changing their meeting times to improve public accessibility; share your thoughts at any of our Council meetings or email the Councils here to let them know if a change in meeting time would improve your ability to attend these public meetings.
The Council meetings are intended to provide residents with opportunities to make suggestions about service issues in their communities and learn about Metro’s regional projects and programs. The meetings are listed below with their respective agenda items in order of occurrence. Each Council’s agendas are posted monthly with links to presentation materials here at least three days before the meeting. To learn more about each Service Council, click on the name of the Council below to view their web page.
San Fernando Valley– Wednesday, 2/6/19 at 7pm following the 4-7pm NextGen workshop at Marvin Braude Constituent Center: Discuss NextGen Workshops, Items of Interest.
South Bay – Friday, 2/8/19, at 9:30 am at Inglewood City Hall: Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project Update, FY19 Q1 & Q2 Station Evaluation Report, Discuss NextGen Workshops, Contract Services Overview, Regional Service Performance Report.
San Gabriel – Monday, 2/11/19, at 5pm at El Monte Division 9, 3rd Floor Conference Room: Mobility on Demand Pilot Program, El Monte Station Joint Development Project, Q1 & Q2 Station Evaluation Report, Regional Service Performance Report.
Westside/Central – Wednesday, 2/13/19, at 5pm at Metro Headquarters, Board Room: Metro Transportation School Overview, Q1 & Q2 Station Evaluation Report, Consider Changing Time and Location of Westside Central Service Council Meetings, Regional Service Performance Report.
Gateway Cities– Thursday, 2/14/19, at 2pm at Salt Lake Park Community Center: Mobility on Demand Pilot Program, Discuss NextGen Workshops, Q1 & Q2 Station Evaluation Report, Line Ride Report, Consider Changing Time and Location of Gateway Cities Service Council Meetings, Regional Service Performance Report.
Everyone is encouraged to attend and share comments and suggestions on how Metro can improve bus service throughout Los Angeles County. If you would like to provide input but cannot attend a meeting, you can submit your comments in writing through the Service Council web page or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your comments are for a specific Council, please indicate which one you are addressing in your e-mail. You can also use the email to subscribe to your Council’s email list to receive the agendas and other regional notices.