Tomorrow Night: Metro CEO Art Leahy Speaks to the Transit Coalition

6_18_10_leahy.jpgArts got smarts. Photo: Daily News

Tomorrow night at 7:00 P.M. Metro CEO Art Leahy will speak and take questions at The Transit Coalition’s monthly meeting at Philippe the Original in downtown L.A.  Love him or hate him, the affable Leahy has been more open about his plans and vision for Metro with the press and advocates than either his contemporaries at other agencies or predecessors.  He even sat down for a Streetsblog interview last summer.

The Transit Coalition meetings are open to the public, so just show up and be prepared to ask him some questions.  When I spoke with Leahy last summer, he had a lot of information and stories at his fingertips and loved to hit you with facts illustrated by a part of his or the agency’s history.

You can read the Coalition’s meeting announcement after the jump.

Have you ever wanted to know more about Metro from the top down? Why
are some things done and other things not done? Art Leahy, the Metro
CEO will present his point of view on how he is running the Authority.
He has reorganized the organization and changed top management.

What is next in his development of projects? Oh, there are so many
questions. And here is your chance to learn, listen and get some
answers. Our speaker may not answer every question, but you’ll learn a
lot about the way Metro is changing. Find out first hand, by joining us.

First @ 6:55 p.m. we will have introductions and go over some of the latest transit developments.

At 7:05 p.m, we will start the Metro program, so make a goal to be there at the start at 6:45 p.m.

Art will speak and answer questions until 8:10 p.m. and then we will
cover the business of other transit activities in Southern CA.

This is your Open Invitation from The Transit Coalition to join us for
our Tuesday, June 22, 2010 meeting at Philippe the Original restaurant
in China Town from 6:39 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. At this gathering, we will
discuss current transportation developments and present a recap of the
other transit-related projects underway throughout Southern California.

There will be other reports at the meeting such as Metrolink and Metro
and the 30/10 Plan, as well as a review of cuts to transit and state
and urban rail service. Also, we will talk about Expo and review the
Farmdale PUC hearing from June 1 and some other projects such as the
Downtown Connector and Crenshaw.

To attend, see our map, if you need directions. We generally gather
downstairs by the cash register, then retire to the meeting rooms
upstairs. Do not be fooled by the signs that say the meeting rooms are
closed, as they don’t apply to us. If you have trouble locating the
meeting, call 818-367-1661.

Pass the word. If you or anyone is interested, get them there Tuesday, June 22. Also, note: RSVP.

If we know you are coming, we will look for you, so you don’t stay lost
from us. Note: If you want to get the an e-mail meeting reminder
directly, write and you can get on the list for future events.

To make reservations, write us. Subject: Dinner Reservation Just leave
your first/last name, e-mail and phone number. Please pass this e-mail
along to anyone who might be interested in joining us. Call if you have
any questions.

Thanks, Bart Reed

About The Transit Coalition: The Transit Coalition is a 501[c](3)
non-profit whose goal is to increase Transit Options and Mobility in
Southern California by mobilizing citizens to press for sensible public
policy to grow our bus and rail network. Ş–Ş–Ş

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