Friday, April 21, 2017

What's it like to take public transit in L.A.? Metro's new committee looks to find out

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has seven committees of elected officials that debate issues as high-profile as rail construction budgets, and as obscure as the amount of water needed to wash 2,248 buses.

What doesn’t exist is a panel that focuses on what it’s like to take transit in Los Angeles County.

That will change this summer, with a new directive from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is also a Metro director. During his State of the City address Thursday, Garcetti announced the committee, saying taking Metro “shouldn’t be a burden — it should be a convenience.”

“Positively or negatively, every single thing Metro does affects the passenger experience,” said Los Angeles City Councilman and Metro director Mike Bonin, who will run the group. “But it’s not often the primary prism through which a decision is made.” - Read More, latimes

Next stop for L.A. Metro: A committee focusing on what it's like to be a rider


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