The Metro Board of Directors meets Thursday, May 26, at 10 a.m. for their May meeting. The meeting – as has been case since March 2020 – will be held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The agenda is embedded above. Go to this link to download the agenda along with a list of all the items and links to accompanying staff reports and presentations.
The meeting will be livestreamed; you can listen and/or watch at the above map. The livestream will also be archived and available for viewing a few days after the meeting.
If you would like to offer live public comment on any of the items, here are instructions in English and Spanish:
Live public comment can only be given by telephone.
The Board Meeting begins at 10:00 AM Pacific Time on May 26, 2022; you may join the call 5 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.
Dial-in: 888-251-2949 and enter English Access Code: 8231160# or Spanish Access Code: 4544724#
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.
Instrucciones para comentarios publicos en vivo:
Los comentarios publicos en vivo solo se pueden dar por telefono.
La Reunion de la Junta comienza a las 10:00 AM, hora del Pacifico, el 26 de Mayo de 2022.
Puedes unirte a la llamada 5 minutos antes del comienso de la junta.
Marque: 888-251-2949 y ingrese el codigo
Codigo de acceso en ingles: 8231160#; Codigo de acceso en espanol: 4544724#
Los comentarios del público se tomaran cuando se toma cada tema. Para dar un comentario público sobre una tema ingrese # 2 (Tecla de numero y dos) cuando se le solicite. Tenga en cuenta que la transmisión de video en vivo se retrasa unos 30 segundos con respecto a la reunión real. No hay retraso en la línea de acceso telefónico para comentarios públicos.
Three notable items the Board is scheduled to consider at the meeting:
–The Board will consider formally adopting the no build option for an earlier version of the South 710 project, thus helping Metro, Caltrans and stakeholders to continue to move forward with a new vision for the project that is more equitable, sustainable and multimodal. Staff report and Source post. There is also an accompanying Board motion that sets of goal of using $1.09 billion in local funds to secure $5 billion in state and federal grants for the project.
–The Board will consider approving a funding agreement with the California State High Speed Rail Authority for a $423-million grant to help fund Phase A of the Link Union Station project to make a series of improvements at our region’s busiest transit hub. Phase A will build a bridge over the 101 freeway that would eventually allow Metrolink and Amtrak trains to enter and exit the station from both the north and south – which would help speed up regional rail travel. Staff report