Preview of March Regional Service Council meetings

It’s March and all Regional Service Councils will return to their normal monthly meeting locations and times instead of meeting around one of the NextGen workshops they hosted like last month (NextGen Bus Plan workshops continue across L.A.County throughout the month).

Transit riders are highly encouraged to attend a workshop to explore the proposed NextGen Bus Plan and meet the service planners designing faster, more reliable service bus service for LA County. The workshop dates, times, and locations are available here; and more information about the Bus Plan is also in the link.

In March, all Councils will receive an update and overview on Metro’s MicroTransit Pilot Project (not to be confused with the Mobility on Demand pilot). At its February meeting, the Metro Board of Directors approved launching this new Metro-operated, on-demand shared ride service for short trips to six designated service zones in L.A. County in vehicles that hold up to 10 passengers. All Councils will also receive the monthly bus performance report for their respective region. This report recaps Metro’s bus service performance for the month of January 2020 and will also cover any regional announcements and items of note.

The San Gabriel Valley and Westside/Central Councils will also receive an update on the Regional Connector Project that will connect Metro’s A (Blue), E (Expo) and L (Gold) Lines.

The purpose of the Councils is to improve service and provide a space for riders and members of the community to ask questions, provide suggestions, and voice concerns about bus service. Attendees have opportunities to make comments about service issues in their service areas and learn about Metro’s regional projects and programs during all meetings.

For more information about each Service Council, take a look at their web pages by clicking on the names below. The agenda items for each Council are listed below and the agendas are posted at least three days in advance of each meeting date, though usually a little earlier.

San Fernando Valley Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 p.m. at Marvin Braude Service Center (6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91401). MicroTransit update, Regional Service Performance Report

San Gabriel Valley Monday, March 9, 5:00 p.m. at El Monte Station (Metro Division 9 Office, 3449 Santa Anita Ave., 3rd Floor – Service Council Room, El Monte, CA 91731). MicroTransit Update; Regional Connector Project Update, Regional Service Performance Report.

Westside/Central Wednesday, March 11, 6:00 p.m. at Metro Headquarters Board Room (1 Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012). MicroTransit Update, Regional Connector Project Update, Regional Service Performance Report

Gateway Cities Thursday, March 12, 2:00 p.m. at Salt Lake Park Community Center (3401 E. Florence Ave., Huntington Park, CA 90255). MicroTransit Update, Regional Service Performance Report

South Bay Friday, March 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Lennox Library (4359 Lennox Blvd., Lennox, CA 90304). MicroTransit update; Regional Service Performance Report

Stop by a meeting to share your suggestions on how Metro can improve bus service throughout Los Angeles County and learn more about how Metro service is provided. If you are unable to attend a meeting, you can submit comments through the Service Council web page or send them to

If your comments are for a specific Council region, please tell us which one they’re for in your e-mail. You can also use the email to subscribe to your Council’s email list to receive monthly meeting agendas and other regional notices.