Preview of Metro Board of Directors’ meeting on Thursday, April 28

The Metro Board of Directors meets at 10 a.m. this Thursday, April 28, for its regular monthly meeting. An embedded version of the agenda is above.

You can also peruse through the agenda, staff reports and attachments on this page on A link to the meeting’s live webstream will appear on that page shortly before 10 a.m. on Thursday.

Live Public Comment Instructions:

–Live public comment can only be given by telephone.

–The Board Meeting begins at 10:00 AM Pacific Time on April 25, 2022; you may join the call 5

minutes prior to the start of the meeting.

–Dial-in: 888-251-2949 and enter

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Public comment will be taken as the Board takes up each item. To give public comment on an item, enter #2 (pound-two) when prompted. Please note that the live video feed lags about 30 seconds behind the actual meeting. There is no lag on the public comment dial-in line.

Among the items the Board is scheduled to consider this month are:

•The Board will consider approving the route and Final Environmental Impact Study for the North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit project. Staff report and recent Source post.

•The Board will receive-and-file this staff update on the West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor project — which is a light rail line between Artesia and Union Station — that includes info on potential funding grants, the segment between Slauson Avenue and Union Station and other potential transit improvements in this corridor.

•The Board will receive-and-file this staff update on the planning and funding for the Eastside Transit Corridor project to extend the L (Gold) Line from East L.A. to Whittier.

•The Board will consider approving the 2022 Customer Experience Plan. Read the plan here.

•The Board will consider a motion to develop a bias-free policing policy designed to eliminate racial profiling that also includes improved analytics, training and processing of complaints.

•The Board will consider extending Metro’s contract through June 2023 with the firm BTS to oversee Metro’s Bike Share system and to add bikes to the fleet. Staff report

•The Board will consider authorizing Metro’s CEO to review the operating plan for the Crenshaw/LAX Line. Staff report

•The Board will consider a motion asking Metro to report back in May on modifying law enforcement contracts with the Los Angeles Police Department and Long Beach Police Department in case the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department withdraws deputies from the Metro system.

•The Board will consider adopting findings that would allow the Board to continue meeting virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.