Newly elected Los Angeles County Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath has become the newest member of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors, representing the county’s Third District. She replaces former Metro Board member Sheila Kuehl, who served on the Board since 2014.
Supervisor Horvath was elected to the Board of Supervisors on November 8, 2022, and assumed office on December 5, 2022 after serving West Hollywood as a City Councilmember and the longest consecutively serving Mayor.
Supervisor Horvath has made history as the youngest woman to ever be elected to the Board of Supervisors, and she has a long history of civic and social justice advocacy. She has worked on a broad range of transportation and mobility issues, from her service as a Transportation Commissioner to championing Metro rail projects in the district. She initiated the West Hollywood Bicycle Task Force that resulted in West Hollywood being named “The Most Walkable” city in the entire state.
“We welcome Lindsey Horvath to the Metro family, and I look forward to working with her as we continue our efforts to build and operate a world class transportation system for all the people in Los Angeles County,” said Glendale City Council Member and Metro Board Chair Ara J. Najarian. “Together, we will continue to strengthen our commitment to public safety, growing ridership back to pre-pandemic levels and delivering more countywide, regionally integrated transportation projects.”
“I am honored to be representing the Third District of Los Angeles County as a member of the Metro Board of Directors, and I look forward to bringing my experience as a consensus builder to deliver results for the community,” said Supervisor Horvath. “I am eager to work with the entire Metro Board to ensure that our projects are delivered on time and on budget, while bringing new, innovative ideas to our transportation network throughout Los Angeles County.”
In addition to her duties as a Metro Board Member, Horvath will also serve as a committee member on Metro’s Construction Committee and Operations, Safety, and Customer Experience Committees. The Construction committee oversees construction of Metro’s infrastructure projects, while Operations, Safety and Customer Experience committee oversees bus and rail operations, safety of the system and improving the customer experience.
Horvath has also spearheaded policies to make West Hollywood an “Age-Friendly Community” to better serve residents of all ages and created the first-ever West Hollywood Community Response Team to Domestic Violence.
“As the Mayor of West Hollywood, Supervisor Horvath demonstrated, time and again, her commitment to building a more walkable and transit friendly community, said Stephanie Wiggins, CEO of Metro. “I’m excited for the opportunity to work closely with her in the years ahead to improve mobility for all Angelenos.”
The 13-member Board of Directors is comprised of the five Los Angeles County Supervisors, four members appointed by the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee and the Mayor of Los Angeles, and three members appointed by the Mayor of Los Angeles. The position of Board Chair rotates between the three groups. The District 7 Director of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) also serves on the board as a non-voting member.
For more information about the Metro Board of Directors, visit https://www.metro.net/about/board-administration/.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is building the most ambitious transportation infrastructure program in the United States and is working to greatly improve mobility through its Vision 2028 Plan. Metro is the lead transportation planning and funding agency for L.A. County and carries about 800,000 boardings daily on a fleet of 2,200 low-emission buses and six rail lines.
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