Preview of Metro Board’s May meeting

pdf here with links to staff reports

The Metro Board of Directors will hold a virtual meeting on Thursday, May 28, at 10 a.m. In order to comply with local and state directives limiting the number of people that can gather, the Board will forgo holding meetings at Metro headquarters and is instead holding a meeting online. The livestream will appear here once the meeting begins. 

An audio stream of the meeting will be accessible at or by phone by calling +1 (877) 422-8614 and enter extension 3490064#.

The Board is scheduled to consider the following items:

•Approving Metro CEO Phil Washington’s call to action to control costs during the ongoing pandemic. The plan groups costs into two buckets — costs that must continue (including ongoing projects) and costs that can be deferred for a few months. Call to Action Plan

•Approving the release of Metro’s Long Range Transportation Plan. Staff report

•Approving a project definition for a bridge over Centinela Avenue for the Crenshaw/LAX Line. Full funding for the bridge — preliminary estimates show the cost between $185 million and $241 million — would need to be secured. Staff report

•Approving $90 million in additional funding to complete the Crenshaw/LAX Line. Staff report

•Approving $30 million in funding for contract close-out costs for the Crenshaw/LAX Line. Staff report

•Approving the launch of a feasibility study for a high-quality transit line to replace the proposed Eastside Gold Line extension in the 60 freeway corridor. Staff report

•Receiving-and-filing a report on the construction market in the Los Angeles area. Staff report

•Approving a motion to reduce the costs of Metro full-cost fare passes by 50 percent. A second motion calls for Metro staff to report back with a plan to lower all fares.

The Board will also receive its regular monthly updates from Board Chair and Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts and Metro CEO Phil Washington.


1 reply

  1. “More than ever, Metro is enforcing strong fiscal discipline” Oh please. If this were true they’d be cutting staff and freezing staff pay instead of consultants, the ones that actually do the work. But this is what happens when you put the head of the most wasteful department of all, in charge. I don’t see any mention of deferring the microtransit project joke. And of course they’re prioritizing light rail instead of BRT. Glad they’re at least deferring First/Last Mile since we all learned at the last meeting that those !$10 million dollar per station(!?!?!) plans are a complete joke that will never be implemented.