Metro to host Telephone Town Hall on Thursday, October 19, to discuss budget for 2024-25

As many of you know, Metro is a big agency — our budget for the current fiscal year is $9 billion. We use that money to run our own bus and rail service, build new projects, fund other transit agencies in L.A. County as well as local mobility improvements.  

To launch this year’s budget outreach process, we’re hosting a CEO’s Telephone Town Hall event from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 19. The town hall is an opportunity for us to listen and learn from our stakeholders, riders and the public on a number of our projects and programs – including efforts to reimagine public safety, our cleaning surge, the Metro Ambassadors pilot and, of course, improvements we’re making to our bus and rail service.  

This Town Hall is also a chance to hear from Metro officials – and an opportunity for you to ask questions. Attending the meeting is easy: you can listen over the phone or online. 

We’ll have two more Telephone Town Halls on other aspects of our budget in the coming months. There will also be considerable public outreach between now and next spring when we’ll release a draft budget for public review. That usually happens at the beginning of May followed by a public hearing and then the Metro Board of Director’s consideration of the budget at their meeting in late May.  

Here are the details of the upcoming Telephone Town Hall:  

Date: October 19 

Time: 6-7 p.m. 

To register in advance:  

You can also join the meeting by calling the numbers below on Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.:  

To listen in English: 888-400-1932 

To listen in Spanish: 888-400-9342*

Those who plan to listen to the meeting on their computers, can use the following links. 

The English webcast Link is:  

The Spanish 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.  

For more information on this Telephone Town Hall, click here