Metro will host a live, virtual workshop on Tuesday, November 16, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to share updates on the Gender Action Plan (GAP), a plan currently in progress based on the recommendations from the 2019 Understanding How Women Travel (UHWT) study.
The UHWT study was the first step in Metro’s process to better understand and better serve the needs and preferences of women riders. The GAP will recommend specific actions to improve the travel experiences on our system for people who identify as women. The GAP is being crafted to identify immediate opportunities and long-term actions that will support gender equity goals for Metro.
Four key themes are guiding the Gender Action Plan:
–Services, Frequency & Reliability
–Stop, Station & Vehicle Design
Workshop participants will have the opportunity to speak directly to Metro team members, ask questions and submit comments on the actions they would most like to see Metro consider as part of this plan. Participants will have an opportunity to share their feedback through bilingual (English/Spanish) breakout room discussions.
To join the meeting, participants can access the following link and phone number:
By phone: +1 (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 840 0213 1497
The UHWT Study and Gender Action Plan fall under the Women & Girls Governing Council (WGGC) which was formed in September 2017 at former CEO Phillip A. Washington’s request to examine Metro policies, programs, and services and how they impact the lives of women and girls in Los Angeles County. The Council’s main goals are to have a gender balanced workforce, to accelerate change and to develop a strategy to address the complex and inter-related causes of gender inequality mobility and economic challenges.
The Gender Action Plan process includes a Gender Audit of Metro’s policies, programs, and plans, a Gender Analysis Tool for future Metro efforts, community and stakeholder engagement, development of a priority list of projects and programs, and release of the draft Gender Action Plan for public comment. The Gender Action Plan is anticipated to be completed in early 2022.