Read progress report from Metro's COVID-19 Recovery Task Force here .
We are in the middle of the most significant public health crises in a century. Metro has responded by maintaining our lifeline services, only encouraging essential trips and requiring riders to wear face coverings. Our front-line employees are out there every day, keeping us running.
In addition to these service and safety adjustments, Metro has formed a Recovery Task Force to develop a plan to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and recover from it.
The task force will recommend a set of actions to get LA County back on our feet, pedals, wheels and rails. The task force's goals include:
- Identifying and recommending potential actions that Metro can take to respond to the pandemic; to recover after the pandemic; to help lead an equitable economic recovery for LA County; and to advance mobility without congestion as the 'new normal' after the pandemic.
- Issuing monthly reports to Metro's decision makers on progress towards a recovery plan, including early action items to consider taking.
- Drafting a final recovery report.
Guided by equity assessments, Metro's strategic plan, internal expertise and research on emerging best practices, Metro's Recovery Task Force put together its first, second and third progress reports to recommend early, intermediary and long-term actions that the agency can take in advance of the final recovery report. Read the recommendations, and progress reports, below:
- Recovery Task Force Report #1 (May 2020)
- Recovery Task Force Report #2 (June 2020)
- Recovery Task Force Report #3 (July 2020)
- Recovery Task Force Report #4 will be posted soon at metro.net/recovery
Metro is looking for Mobility Services Partnerships
As mentioned in recommendation #16, "New Mobility for the Way Forward," Metro is seeking partnership ideas for complementary mobility services to augment the Metro transit network in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic conditions.
Metro is looking to implement low- or no-cost, in=kind or cost-efficient proposals that can be implemented quickly and improve customer experience with affordable options that can help satisfy demand and manage transit passenger loads/demands. Please see the Request for Information (RFI) document by visiting Vendor Portal -> Forums -> Mobility Services RFI.
Thank you for those who joined our virtual meeting on July 9, 2020. You can watch the recording of either the English or Spanish meeting and see the English presentation here or Spanish presentation here .
The Recovery Task Force Committee has reviewed and assessed all the comments and questions received and has made updates to final draft recommendations. The latest updates will be shared at our next virtual meeting on:
- Recovery Task Force Virtual Meeting
- Thursday, October 1, 2020
Virtual Meeting Link: https://bit.ly/MetroRecoveryMeeting
If you don't have access to a computer or internet, you can call to listen to the meeting. You will be able to ask the presenters questions.
For English speakers, please call (877) 422-8614, conference ID: 4321142#
For Spanish speakers, we will be providing live Spanish interpretation, Please call (877) 422_8614, conference ID: 4321154#.
Spanish interpretation and closed captioning will be provided. Other ADA accommodations and translations are available by calling 213.326.1787 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting.
Your participation and input on the draft recommendations will help guide Metro's efforts on recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic so we may better serve you and all residents of LA County.
If you are unable to participate, please:
- Review our first three progress reports online here >>
Final draft recommendations will be taken to the board this Fall 2020. Thank you again for your support and input. May you and your families be safe.
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