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Metro to Hold 10 Community Open House Workshop Meetings Seeking Input on NextGen Bus Study Starting January 8, 2019

Friday December 28, 2018

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will hold 10 community meetings beginning in January to ask for the public’s help in 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’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 show that current and non-riders agree that the most important bus service parameters Metro should focus on are providing fast, frequent and reliable bus service.

Various meetings will be held in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, Gateway Cities, South Bay and the Westside/Central areas of the region. The public is encouraged to attend any of the following upcoming community meetings to share their thoughts on bus service strategies and policies to improve the bus system.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 4 - 7 p.m. at the Hubert Humphrey Recreation Center, 12560 Filmore Street, Pacoima (Accessible via Metro Lines 90, 233, 744).

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 4 - 7 p.m. at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood (Accessible via Metro Lines 4/704, WeHo Cityline).

Saturday, January 12, 2019, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Bell Community Center, 6250 Pine Avenue, Bell (Accessible via Metro Lines 110, 260).

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 4 - 7 p.m. at the Asian Youth Center, 100 West Clary Avenue, San Gabriel (Accessible via Metro Lines 78/378, 176, 487).

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance (Accessible via Metro Lines 126, 210, 710; GTrans 3, 4; Torrance Transit 2, 5, 10).

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 4 - 7 p.m. at Dollarhide Community Center, 301 N. Tamarind Avenue, Compton (Accessible via Metro Lines 51/351, 55, 125, 127, 128, 202, Metro Blue Line Compton Station).

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 4 - 7 p.m. at Pasadena Senior Center, 85 East Holly Street, Pasadena (Accessible via Metro Gold Line Memorial Park Station; Metro Lines 177, 180, 181, 256, 260, 267, 686, 687, Express 501, Metro Rapid Lines 762, 780; Foothill Transit Line 187; Pasadena Transit Lines 10, 20, 40, 51/52; LADOT Commuter Express 549).

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College Aspen Hall TE-101, 2215 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles (Accessible via Metro Blue/Expo Lines Grand/LATTC Station; Metro Lines 14, 35, 37, 38, 55, 81, 460, 603, Metro Silver Line, DASH Pico/Union/Echo Park).

Thursday, January 31, 2019, 4 - 7 p.m. at Inglewood City Hall Community Room, One Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood (Accessible via Metro Lines 40, 111, 115, 212/312; Metro Rapid Line 740).

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 4 - 7 p.m. at Marvin Braude Constituent Center, 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard, Van Nuys (Accessible via metro Lines 164, 233, 237, Metro Rapid Lines 744, 788; Metro Orange Line Van Nuys Station; DASH Panorama City/Van Nuys; DASH Van Nuys/Studio City).

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 323.486.3876 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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