It’s March and spring is just around the corner. As temperatures start to warm, additional NextGen workshops continue across L.A. County throughout the month. Attend a workshop to provide your input on the NextGen Bus Study and meet Regional Service Councils staff who will be in attendance. Raffles are conducted at every workshop; you could be the next lucky winner of a free transit pass. The workshop dates, times, and locations are available here; more information about the study is also at the link.
All Council meetings this month will hear updates on Metro’s U-Pass Program, the discount college student TAP pass program, and the Public Participation Plan. The Federal Transit Administration requires Metro to issue a Public Participation Plan (Plan) as part of its Title VI Program Update every three years. The Plan guides all of Metro’s outreach to gather public input on possible changes to bus and rail service, new projects in planning and in construction, fares and other programs. As the San Fernando Valley hosted a NextGen workshop with their last meeting, this month they’ll receive the 2nd Quarter Station Evaluation Report. San Fernando and Westside/Central will also receive a Sepulveda Transit Corridor Update.
The Service Council meetings provide residents with opportunities to make comments about service issues in their service areas and learn about Metro’s regional projects and programs. The meetings are listed below with their respective agenda items in order of occurrence. Council 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, March 6 at 6 p.m. at Marvin Braude Constituent Center: U-Pass Program Update, Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project Update, Public Participation Plan & Title VI Update, Q2 Station Evaluation Report, Regional Service Performance Report.
South Bay – Friday, March 8, at 9:30 a.m. at Inglewood City Hall: U-Pass Program Update, Public Participation Plan & Title VI Update, Regional Service Performance Report.
San Gabriel – Monday, March 11, at 5 p.m. at El Monte Division 9, 3rd Floor Conference Room: U-Pass Program Update, Public Participation Plan & Title VI Update, Regional Service Performance Report.
Westside/Central – Wednesday, March 13, at 5 p.m. at Metro Headquarters, Board Room: U-Pass Program Update, Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project Update, Public Participation Plan & Title VI Update, Regional Service Performance Report.
Gateway Cities– Thursday, March 14, at 2 p.m. at Salt Lake Park Community Center: U-Pass Program Update, Public Participation Plan & Title VI Update, Contract Bus Services Update, Line Ride Report, 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.