So.CA.TA General Meeting

The general public is welcome to attend.

Southern California Transit Advocates holds general meetings on the Second Saturday of each month (unless otherwise noted)

This location is accessible via the Metro Red Line (Pershing Square station) and the following bus routes:
MTA (Metro Bus): Lines 2, 4, 10, 11, 48, 81, 90, 91 and 94
Foothill Transit: Lines 480
Torrance Transit: Lines 1 and 2
Montebello Bus Lines: Lines 40 and 50

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