Metro invites the public to listening sessions to share their comments on a new transit system planned for the Vermont Transit Corridor. Metro plans to enhance transit service along a 12.4-mile-long section of Vermont Avenue from Hollywood Boulevard to 120th Street.
The listening sessions will feature free food, giveaways and interactive activities designed to garner feedback about the community’s vision for the Vermont Transit Corridor. The public is invited to stop by in-person between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at one of the following events in April or May:
Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Irmas Youth Center, 119911 Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044
Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LA City College, 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ward AME Church, 1177 W. 25th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Metro is also hosting a virtual listening session:
Wednesday, May 4, 5:30 p.m., register at https://rebrand.ly/metrovtc
Metro’s busiest bus lines provide service within this corridor which includes the communities of South Los Angeles, Athens, Pico Union, Korea Town, and Hollywood. To create an equitable mobility solution to enhance connections for all riders, Metro is studying short, medium and long-term options that include more frequent and reliable bus service, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), light rail and heavy rail options in the Vermont Transit Corridor Project that will connect to the Metro B (Red), C (Green), D (Purple), and E (Expo) Lines.
Metro identified the Vermont Transit Corridor as an equity-focused community where nine out of 10 people identify as black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), 84 percent of residents do not have access to a car and 66 percent of residents ride Metro five days per week.
Metro encourages everyone who lives, works, plays, shops, attends school and worships anywhere along the Vermont Transit Corridor to weigh-in and share their vision of the future of transit that will have an impact on this corridor for generations to come.
Funding allocated from Measure M, a half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2016, provides $425 million for a project in the Vermont Transit Corridor.
For more information about the project, visit https://www.metro.net/projects/vermont-corridor/
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