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Metro Community-Based Service Councils April Monthly Meetings to Highlight Metro’s FY 19 Budget Development Process and the NextGen Bus Service Study

Tuesday March 27, 2018

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authrority (Metro) community-based transit service councils during the month of April will feature special reports and listening sessions geared around the FY 19 Budget Development Process and the NextGen Bus Service Study currently underway.

Metro staff will be on hand to talk about your tax dollars at work and how they are being invested in the transportation revolution now in process in Los Angeles County. As part of their regular monthly agendas, the Service Councils and the public will learn about Metro’s budget development outreach for the coming year and can provided input as part of that process.

In addition, they will receive information on the agency’s NextGen Bus Service Study. The goal of the study is to design a new bus network for the region that is more relevant, reflective of, and attractive to the residents of L.A. County. This redesigned network will improve service to current customers, attract new customers and win back past customers.

Metro is starting the process of reimagining and restructuring its bus system to better meet the needs of current and future riders. The NextGen Bus Service Study will be an 18-month, open and transparent process in which the public will have plenty of opportunities to review and provide input on any proposed restructuring or enhancements of bus service that may be developed.

Metro has not embarked on such a system wide review since the 1990’s. Given the significant expansion of the whole Metro system since then and in the coming decades, the growth of service by our municipal operator partners, changes in where and when people want to travel, and the popularity of other transportation options like bike share or ride hailing services, this timely and ambitious study will be a central element in Metro’s overall plan to better serve the changing needs of all who live, work and play in L.A. County.

Residents within the Service Councils areas including the San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, the South Bay, Gateway Cities and the Westside/Central area interested in helping improve Metro bus service in their communities are encouraged to attend the upcoming monthly meetings.

The Service Councils work closely with Metro in studying and planning service improvements and efficiencies of Metro bus operations in their respective sectors. The following is a list of Service Council meetings taking place in April.

  • San Fernando Valley Service Council

    Marvin Braude Constituent Center

    6262 Van Nuys Blvd.

    Van Nuys, CA 91401

    Wednesday, April 4, @ 6:30 p.m.

  • San Gabriel Valley Service Council

    Metro El Monte Division 9 Building

    3449 Santa Anita Ave. (Santa Anita Ave. & Ramona Blvd.)

    Third Floor Service Council Room

    El Monte, CA 91731

    Monday, April 8 @ 5 p.m.

  • Westside/Central Service Council

    Metro Gateway Headquarters

    One Gateway Plaza

    3rd Floor Union Station Conference Room

    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Wednesday, April 11 @ 5 p.m.

  • Gateway Cities Service Council

    Salt Lake Park Community Center

    3401 E. Florence Ave.

    Hungington Park, CA 90255

    Thursday, April 12 @ 2 p.m.

  • South Bay Service Council

    Inglewood City Hall

    1 West Manchester Blvd.

    Inglewood, CA 90301

    Friday, April 13 @ 9:30 a.m.

About Metro

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. Created in 1993, Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that transports about 1.3 million passengers daily on a fleet of 2,200 clean air buses and six rail lines.  The agency also oversees bus, rail, highway and other mobility-related building projects and leads transportation planning and programming for Los Angeles County.

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