The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has been seeking applicants to participate in the agency’s Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) and invites interested members of the public to submit their applications by Wednesday, November 30.
The Public Safety Advisory Committee will review, comment, and provide input on how Metro can reimagine public safety on its transit system. Metro is looking for individuals from local communities who regularly ride Metro and are committed to supporting the agency in fulfilling its Public Safety Mission Statement to safeguard the transit community by taking a holistic, equitable and welcoming approach to public safety.
Ten new committee members will be selected to participate on the committee. An additional five appointees will be selected from the original committee. New members should be transit riders and stakeholders who have expertise in racial justice, equitable transit, public safety reform, law enforcement, victims’ rights, mental health, homelessness, and social services. Metro is particularly interested in recruiting the perspectives of youth, women, seniors, and those with disabilities to join the advisory committee.
Committee members will be tasked with addressing transit rider concerns that were identified in Metro’s 2021 public safety customer survey and 2022 Customer Experience Survey, among others. Topics for discussion include emergency call buttons at stations and bus stops, support for people with disabilities, the role of social and mental health service workers on our system, transit ambassadors’ impact and effectiveness, and safety reporting tools. In recognition of the committee’s important role in helping improve our riders’ customer experience, the committee will be directly overseen by Metro’s Customer Experience Department.
Meetings will take place monthly over a two-year period. Additional meetings may be required as needed. Committee members will be compensated for their time.
Individuals interested in participating in Metro’s Public Safety Advisory Committee can apply online at Transit Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) Membership Application – LA Metro. Applications can also be downloaded in both English and Spanish at www.metro.net/psac.
Applications can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Los Angeles Metro
ATTN: Public Safety Advisory Committee
One Gateway Plaza, Mail Stop 99-25
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Applications can also be dropped off at selected Metro Customer Care locations, including Union Station/Gateway Transit Center, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Center, East Los Angeles Center, Wilshire/Vermont Center and Rosa Parks Customer Center.
For more information on this committee, please visit www.metro.net/psac.
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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