Metro Conversations: how we engage unhoused riders

Metro Conversations is a new series of virtual gatherings designed to bring you stories about Metro that you might not have heard before. Join us on Thursday, Nov. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. for a conversation on how we engage unhoused riders.

Since April 2020, Metro and our partners have helped more than 580 people who were sleeping on the Metro system find housing. Learn how this was accomplished and other ways we try to engage and provide help to unhoused riders on the Metro system.

The conversation will be held via Zoom, and you’ll be able to share your thoughts and ideas with our panelists after the discussion.

See Who’s Joining the Conversation

  • Joyce Burrell Garcia, Special Projects Manager
  • LA Metro, System Security and Law Enforcement Department
  • Steve Fiechter, Senior Director
    People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)
  • Karen Barnes, Associate Director of Multi-Disciplinary Teams
    People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)

Event Details

Metro Conversations: how we engage the unhoused
Thursday, Nov. 19 from noon to 1 p.m.
Join via Zoom, passcode: 678898
Join by phone: 888.788.0099


All Metro meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. ADA and Title VI Requirements: Special accommodations are available to the public for Metro-sponsored meetings. All requests for reasonable accommodations and translation must be made at least three working days (72 hours) in advance of the scheduled meeting date; please call 213.326.1787 or California Relay Service at 711.

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  1. Give our houseless neighbors showers and laundry service so they don’t smell bad and because it’s sanitary and nice, I would do so myself. Put eco hand sanitizers on buses. Pick those low hanging fruits.

  2. Something has to be done with the houseless on the buses. LAPD or some sort of security or social worker needs to be back on buses/trains as safety is a bigger issue now that no bus fare is not required during the pandemic and perhaps in the future. Encountered someone yesterday obviously under the influence taking his masks on and off (mostly off) to eat and he was bleeding from his backside. This type of behavior is becoming more frequent.