April is here and spring is in the air! As good weather comes upon us, we welcome everyone to attend our Regional Service Council meetings to learn more about Metro’s new projects and service changes. The Councils meet once a month; members of the public can personally address their comments and suggestions on agenda items and on other Metro related topics. We highly encourage everyone to attend and bring a friend; we value your input.
This month, all Councils will get a look at Metro’s budget allocations through the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Annual Budget Update. The San Fernando Valley and South Bay Councils will receive the update on Metro’s U-Pass Program that the rest of the Councils heard last month; U-Pass is Metro’s successful discount college student TAP pass program. The Westside Central, Gateway Cities, and South Bay Councils will also receive an update on the New Blue Improvements Project, a $350-million project to enhance safety, increase reliability and improve the customer experience. More info on the project is available here.
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, April 3rd at 6:30 p.m. at Marvin Braude Constituent Center: U-Pass Update, Annual Budget Update, Orange Line BRT Improvements Project Update, Mobility on Demand Pilot Program Overview, Regional Service Performance Report.
San Gabriel – Monday, April 8th at 5:00 p.m. at El Monte Division 9, 3rd Floor Conference Room: Annual Budget Update, Regional Service Performance Report.
Westside/Central – Wednesday, April 10th at 5:00 p.m. at Metro Headquarters, Board Room: Annual Budget Update, New Blue Improvements Project Update, Rail Update, Regional Service Performance Report.
Gateway Cities – Thursday, April 11th at 2:00 p.m. at Salt Lake Park Community Center: Annual Budget Update, New Blue Improvements Project Update, Regional Service Performance Report.
South Bay – Friday, April 12th at 9:30 a.m. at Inglewood City Hall: Annual Budget Update, U-Pass Program Updates, New Blue Improvements Project Update, 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.