Monday February 11, 2019

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will hold eight additional community meetings beginning February 28 to get more feedback from the public on the agency’s NextGen Bus Study, the 18-month effort to redesign and reimagine the agency’s bus system to meet the needs of today’s riders.

Metro held 10 workshop community meetings in January throughout Los Angeles County with more than 1,000 comments received about bus services needed in their region. Everyone who attends the upcoming meetings will receive a free TAP card, while supplies last. Several other types of Metro transit passes will be raffled, and food and refreshments will be served. 

Metro’s bus network carries about 70 percent of the agency’s riders. The NextGen study has found that seven percent of L.A. County residents are frequent riders on the Metro bus system and account for 80 percent of all Metro bus boardings.

In surveys taken to date and through a series of focus groups, online engagement and community events and meetings, both current riders and non-riders agree that Metro should focus on providing fast, frequent and reliable bus service.

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Independent Living Center of Southern California, 14151 Haynes Street, Van Nuys (Assessible via: metro Lines 164, 165, 233, 744 & 788, LADOT DASH Panorama City/Van Nuys).

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Providence Wellness and Activity Center (MPR), 470 Hawaiian Avenue, Wilmington (Assessible via: LADOT DASH Wilmington).

Monday, March 4, 2019, 4 – 7 p.m. at the St. Lawrence Brindisi Church, 10122 Compton Avenue, Los Angeles (Assessible via: Metro Lines 55/355, 117, 254 & 612, LADOT DASH Watts).

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 4 – 7 p.m., at Felicia Mahood Senior Multipurpose Center, 11338 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles (Assessible via: Metro Lines 4, 234, 704, 734 & 788, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus 1, 6, & 6R).

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 4 – 7 p.m., at the Greater Zion Church Family, 2408 North Wilmington Avenue, Compton (Assessible via: Metro Line 205). 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 4 – 7 p.m., at Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s District Office, Community Room, 26600 Agoura Road, Calabasas (Assessible via: Metro Lines 161, LADOT Commuter Express 423).

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 4 – 7 p.m., at Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles (Assessible via: Metro Lines 37 & 209, LADOT DASH Midtown).

Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 4 – 7 p.m., at the East Los Angeles Service Center, 133 North Sunol Drive, Los Angeles (Assessible via: Metro Lines 68, 770 & 106, Montebello Line 40, LAC El Sol Shuttle Union Pacific/Salazar Park and City Terrace/ELA).

All Metro meetings are held in ADA accessible facilities with special accommodations available to the public for Metro-sponsored meetings. All requests for reasonable accommodations and translation must be made at least three working days (72 hours) in advance of the scheduled meeting date. Please call 323.466.3876 or the California Relay Service at 711.

Those unable to attend in person can access information on the NextGen Bus Study by visiting www.metro.net/nextgen

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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