The webstream for the Metro Board meeting of Thursday, Feb. 24, is posted above. The agenda is here with links to all Metro staff reports and presentations. An indexed version of the webstream is here — making it easier to skip to the items you want to hear.
Among the items the Board discussed or acted on:
•The Board heard a receive-and-file update on the project to extend the L (Gold) Line from East L.A. to Whittier. Presentation is here. And here’s a new Source post on upcoming virtual meetings for the project later this month. Discussion begins at 49:50 of the above webstream.
•The Board approved a budget update for the Division 20 Portal Widening Turnback project that will allow for more frequent B/D (Red/Purple) Line subway service in the future. Staff report is here. Discussion begins at 2:01:56 of the above webstream.
•The Board heard a receive-and-file update on Metro’s work to reimagine its public safety efforts, including increased efforts on homeless outreach, a review of the agency’s Code of Conduct and other initiatives. Staff report is here. Discussion begins at 3:19:50 of the above webstream.
•The Board approved a motion clarifying the types of projects eligible for funding from the 710 North project — including projects to improve transit, cycling and pedestrian access. Staff report with motion. Discussion begins at 2:39:30 of the above webstream.
•The Board approved a contract with eLock Technologies to improve and expand bike parking opportunities at Metro stations. Staff report is here and recent Source post is here. This item was approved on consent.
•The Board heard a presentation from Metro staff on the construction market and construction costs. Presentation is here.