Recap of Metro Board of Directors April 2022 meeting

The Metro Board of Directors met last Thursday for their April meeting. The webstream of the meeting is above and here’s the agenda with links to all staff reports and other meeting materials.

Among the items the Board took action on this month: 

•The Board approved 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 received-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 received-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 approved the 2022 Customer Experience Plan. Read the plan here.

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

•The Board approved 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 adopted findings that would allow the Board to continue meeting virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Categories: Policy & Funding, Projects