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Metro to Hold Six Virtual Public Hearings on Draft NextGen Bus Plan Starting August 19, 2020

Wednesday August 05, 2020

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Service Councils will hold a series of six virtual Public Hearings beginning Wednesday, August 19, through Thursday, August 27, 2020, to gather additional public comments on the agency’s NextGen Bus Plan.

Metro’s NextGen Bus Plan is designed to create a fast, frequent and reliable Metro bus network for L.A. County. An updated draft of the NextGen Bus Plan is available at www.metro.net/nextgen. Metro welcomes public comment on the draft plan. After public hearings are held, the Metro Board of Directors will consider the NextGen Bus Plan. Approved changes to bus routes will begin to be implemented after Dec. 2020.

The virtual public hearing meetings will be held for the San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, Gateway Cities, South Bay and the Westside/Central Service Council areas as well as a general all regions public hearing. The public is encouraged to participate in any of the following Public Hearings to share their thoughts on the NextGen Bus Plan to improve the Metro bus system.

By Phone:
Members of the public can call 877.422.8614 and enter the corresponding extension to listen to the proceedings or to submit comments by phone in their preferred language (from the time each hearing starts until it concludes). Audio and comment lines with live translations in Mandarin, Spanish and Russian will be available. Callers to the comment line will be able to listen to the proceedings while they wait for their turn to submit comments via phone. Audio lines are available to listen to the hearings without being called on to provide live public comment via phone.

Online:
Submit your comments online via the Public Hearing Agendas. Agendas will be posted at metro.net/about/board/agenda at least 72 hours in advance of each hearing. Public comments will be read during the hearing and comment links will remain open throughout the hearing.

Hearings will begin at the listed times and conclude when all public comments received via the online agendas have been read into the public record and all callers to the dial-in comment lines have been given the opportunity to make comments via phone.

Other ways to comment:
Comments sent via U.S Mail should be addressed to: Metro Service Planning & Development;
Attn: NextGen Bus Plan Proposed Service Changes; One Gateway Plaza, 99-7-1; Los Angeles, CA  90012-2932. Comments must be postmarked by midnight, August 27, 2020.

Comments via e-mail should be sent to: servicechanges@metro.net. Subject Line: “NextGen Bus Plan Proposed Service Changes”

Facsimiles should be addressed to NextGen Bus Plan Proposed Service Changes and faxed to 213.922.6988. Only comments received via the comment links in the agendas will be read during each hearing.

Virtual Public Hearing Meetings: To participate, call 877.422.8614. Meeting agendas available at www.metro.net/about/board/agenda.

San Fernando Valley
Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. Listen in English: 3462125# Comment in English: 3654496# Listen in Spanish: 4127050# Comment in Spanish: 4127057#

South Bay Cities
Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 6 p.m. Listen in English: 3462108# Comment in English: 3756328# Listen in Spanish: 4127050# Comment in Spanish: 4127057#

All Regions
Saturday, August 22, 2020, at 10 a.m. Listen in English: 3462125# Comment in English: 3654496# Listen in Spanish: 4127050# Comment in Spanish: 4127057# Listen in Russian: 4127062# Comment in Russian: 4127071# Listen in Mandarin: 4127035# Comment in Mandarin: 4127040#

San Gabriel Valley
Monday, August 24, 2020, at 6 p.m. Listen in English: 3462125# Comment in English: 3756376#
Listen in Spanish: 4127050# Comment in Spanish: 4127057# Listen in Mandarin: 4127035#
Comment in Mandarin: 4127040#

Westside Central
Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at 6 p.m. Listen in English: 3462155# Comment in English: 3756379# Listen in Spanish: 4127050# Comment in Spanish: 4127057# Listen in Russian: 4127062# Comment in Russian: 4127071#

Gateway Cities
Thursday, August 27, 2020, at 6 p.m. Listen in English: 3461978# Comment in English: 3756316# Listen in Spanish: 4127050# Comment in Spanish: 4127057#

All Metro meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. Spanish, Mandarin, and Russian translation provided as indicated above. ADA and Title VI Requirements: Special accommodations are available to the public for Metro-sponsored meetings. All requests for reasonable accommodations and translation in languages other than Spanish, Mandarin, and Russian, must be made at least three working days (72 hours) in advance of the scheduled meeting date; please call the project information line at 213.922.1282 or California Relay Service at 711.

Those unable to participate can access information on the NextGen Bus Plan by visiting www.metro.net/nextgen.

About Metro
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is currently providing lifeline service for essential trips and frontline workers. Metro continues building the most ambitious transportation infrastructure program in the United States and is working to greatly improve mobility through its Vision 2028 Plan.                                                                                     

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