The Metro Board of Directors meets at 10 a.m. this Thursday, Sept. 22, for its regular monthly meeting. The agenda is here, where you can also peruse through the agenda, staff reports and attachments. 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 Sept. 22, 2022; you may join the call 5 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.
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Among some of the more interesting items this month:
•The Board will get an update on our on-demand Metro Micro service. Presentation
•The Board will get an update on our fare-capping project. Presentation. In plain English, fare-capping means riders would pay-as-they-go instead of having to shell out for passes in advance.
•The Board will consider a motion to implement a three-prong strategy for our Vermont Transit Corridor project — first pursue immediate bus improvements, then a bus rapid transit project by 2027 and finally to pursue a long-term rail project. As many riders know, Vermont is one of our busiest bus corridors. Motion
•The Board will consider approving the I-710 South Corridor Task Force recommendations for a project vision statement, guiding principles and goals, pre-investment plan opportunities and a new name for the project (The Long Beach-East LA Corridor Mobility Investment Plan). Staff report with links to attachments. The project’s goal is to improve mobility and safety in the congested 710 corridor. The Board will also consider this related motion calling for Metro to supply a matching grant to one of the projects — the Humphreys Avenue Bike/Pedestrian Crossing in East LA