San Fernando Valley Service Sector Council Meeting

Meeting of the local advisory board to Metro.

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The Week in Livable Streets

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Metro Committee committee and public meetings, the Supervisors consider lowering speed limits and Juneteenth. Varies – L.A. County Public Health’s 2 p.m. COVID-19 briefings are one or two days each week. Watch at the County Channel, Channel 94 on most cable systems, or via the County of Los Angeles Facebook page, where broadcast briefings are archived. Monday 6/13 – Tonight! […]

Metro in Transition

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Photo: Answers.com It began a few months ago when rumors reached my ears that the word circulating among Metro employees at the bus yards was that the Sectors were about to be dissolved. I took it all with a grain of salt initially. Like any large organization Metro is often rife with rumors that turn […]

Najarian Effort to Retain Metro Board Seat about to Commence

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(Update: It turns out that unless the Najarian nomination is rejected by a majority in a weighted vote by the City Selection Committee, that no action is required by North County Cities earlier today. While the Committee didn’t confirm his nomination, it didn’t reject it either. This wasn’t announced until today at the meeting, with […]

What a Vermont Avenue BRT Line Could Look Like

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At this month’s board meeting, Metro staff reported that they are hiring consultants to shepherd two Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects. Today, SBLA previews one of those: Vermont Avenue BRT. For the uninitiated, what is BRT? Bus Rapid Transit is high-quality bus service running in its own dedicated right-of-way. It comes in a lot of flavors, […]

More Service Cuts Coming Before the End of the Year

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If I lived on Beverly, cancelling the 714 would make me bitter. Photo: biofriendly/flickr Amidst the discussion of Metro’s impending fare increase previous Streetsblog posting have noted even with additional funds from the state along with the addition fare revenues Metro still has a deficit and plans to close it (in part) with service reductions. […]