Mark your calendars for September 27–– we’re discussing the future of public safety on Metro, and we want your input

When we talk about public safety, everyone’s contribution matters. No one has better real-time insights into how our various safety initiatives are working than the people who ride our system every day. 

Since 2021, Metro’s Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) has been responsible for reviewing and evaluating Metro’s public safety programs, as well as providing meaningful guidance to improve them. PSAC’s goal is to help Metro understand our riders’ experience as it continues to develop a community-focused, multi-layered approach to public safety  on our system. Drawn from many communities across LA County, PSAC’s membership includes people of all ages and backgrounds who ride Metro on a frequent basis. It convenes on the first Thursday of each month.  

Now, we want you to join the conversation!   

On Wednesday, September 27, PSAC is hosting its very first community listening session. We’d love for you to participate in these important discussions that will improve the system for everyone.   

Here’s what you can expect:  

  • A meet and greet with our current PSAC members  
  • A presentation on Metro’s exploration of a Transit Community Safety Department, an initiative currently in development 
  • A presentation on our Station Interventions initiative  
  • Time for audience comments   

You can find more information about the event HERE  

Join in person:
LA Metro Union Station Ticket Concourse
800 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 

We’ll also have Metro Low Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) program registration on site. The LIFE program helps qualifying LA County residents save on fares with discounted rides. 

How to get there on Metro: Union Station is easily accessible by Metrolink, Metro Rail A, B and D Lines, and numerous bus lines. Plan your trip on public transportation by calling Metro at 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876) or by using Metro’s Trip Planner at metro.net. 

Join on Zoom:
If you prefer to participate virtually, register using the link below.
Upon registration, you will receive a Zoom webinar link via email.
Register Here: bit.ly/psaclistening2023 

For questions, please email psac@metro.net or visit metro.net/psac 

Categories: Transportation News

4 replies

  1. The MTA mission should be providing safe, efficient public transportation without wasting taxpayer money. Yet it seems to be focused on homeless and criminal outreach. How about starting with regular, frequent ticket checking and removing people without tickets. It is relatively inexpensive and accomplishes two things at once by also providing a visible security presence on the trains and keeps security employees from standing around talking. Seems like there is no oversight of security employees. These are all issues of bad management.

  2. Is there any way of perhaps providing a special car where it costs more to ride in? Much like India, for example, they have women only cars. Maybe riders would feel safer in some sort of ‘up-charge’ special car, for example, the first car of the train (which generally, I feel is safer than the towards the end of the train, for example). Perhaps the closeness to the operator has something to do with it. Just a thought.

  3. I have been on the Red Line many times (daytime) and never had a problem. Worst case scenario was when I saw a Black man smoking a crack pipe and when he got off the train, his shorts dropped and I saw his Black butt.

    But then again, I’m a guy, not a woman, and I’m 6 foot 3. If someone chooses to mess with me, they can take their chances, because I carry Mace and Bear Spray. Mess with me, and I will still sleep in my own bed at night, while you will spend the day in the ER.

  4. I’m a former RTD / MTA employee now retired. I recently rode the RED Line from Hollywood to Union Station for the Railfest. Not only was it a three ring circus in both directions but scary as well. The only MTA Ambassadors I observed were at Union Station hanging out together. On occasion while still working i rode the RED Line and never observed the chaotic atmosphere I observed a couple of Saturdays ago. No wonder people don’t wish to ride on the MTA, it’s dangerous, it’s scary.