Metro to host telephone town hall on October 18 to discuss fiscal year 2024 budget process

Angelenos are once again invited to participate in a conversation with Metro about the Fiscal Year 2024 Budget process during a live, interactive Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday, October 18, from 6-7 p.m. Metro invites the public to join and share their input.

As part of Metro’s ongoing Putting People First engagement efforts, this Telephone Town Hall will invite participants to share their comments and feedback on Metro’s other initiatives, including reimagined public safety, enhanced cleaning and its new initiative to implement fare capping on Metro’s Bus and Rail services. Participants will also have the opportunity to offer input on the kinds of work and projects that should be prioritized in the FY2024 budget.

Metro will randomly contact approximately 100,000 residents from various ethnic and economic backgrounds from across Los Angeles County through an innovative automated telephone system to participate in the public forum. Residents can also pre-register to be called at the time of the event. When residents answer their phones, they will be automatically connected to Metro’s English-language meeting, with the option to select a Spanish-language Simulcast as they join. Participants will also have an opportunity to provide input through real-time polling questions in their designated language.

This Telephone Town Hall is part of Metro’s larger effort for the Fiscal Year 2024 Budget process. There will be additional opportunities for the public to engage with Metro in the coming months.

To join by phone, the public can register to receive a call from Metro at the time of the event using our web registration page:

Alternately, members of the public can join manually at the time of the meeting by dialing the inbound participant line for the language of their choice.

English Inbound Line: On the day and time of the meeting, the toll-free call-in number is 888-400-1932

Spanish Inbound Line: On the day and time of the meeting, the toll-free call-in number is 888-400-9342

To participate in the Telephone Town Hall via a computer or smart device, participants can stream a live webcast of the forum. The webcast will be accessible at the time of the event in English and in Spanish using the links below. Pre-registration is not required to join a webcast.

The English audio webcast link is:

The Spanish audio webcast link is:

ADA Language Accommodation: Those requiring an interpreter or other accommodations should contact Metro at least 72 hours prior to the telephone town hall meeting at 323-466-3876 or California Relay Service at 711.

Budget Background

The Metro Budget represents a one-year snapshot that identifies the priorities, programs and initiatives Metro will be pursuing in the year ahead. This begins with Metro’s Office of Management and Budget forecasting the resources available for the upcoming year. This is followed by an extensive schedule of outreach activities planned with key stakeholder groups, customers, and the public. The FY24 Budget process will wrap up with a legally required public hearing in May followed by the adoption of the budget a week later at the Metro Board of Directors’ May 2024 meeting.

For more information about Metro’s Budget, visit