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File #: 2016-0144   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 2/9/2016 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 4/28/2016 Final action: 4/28/2016
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE status report on the February 2016 Public Hearings.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Alhambra, Altadena, Artesia, Avalon, City of Los Angeles, Compton, Contracts, Culver City, Downtown Los Angeles, El Monte, Gateway Cities, Hollywood, I-105 ExpressLanes Project, Informational Report, Jobs, Lakewood, Light rail transit, Link Union Station, Long Beach, Los Angeles Union Station, Metro Blue Line, Metro Exposition Line, Metro Gold Line, Metro Green Line, Metro Orange Line, Metro Silver Line, Monrovia, Montebello, Norwalk, Paramount, Pasadena, Pomona, San Gabriel Valley, Station 1037, Station 1111, Station 1111B, Station 929, Sylmar, Testimony, Transfers, Van Nuys, Weekdays, Westwood, Whittier
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - June 2016 Public Hearing Changes
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SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
APRIL 14, 2016

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: FINDINGS OF THE FEBRUARY 2016 PUBLIC HEARINGS
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE status report on the February 2016 Public Hearings.
Issue
ISSUE
Federal guidelines and MTA policy require that a public hearing be held when major service changes to the bus system are considered. Accordingly, the affected Service Councils conducted a series of public hearings in February 2016, along with a Saturday hearing conducted at the Gateway Headquarters. The purpose of the hearings was to solicit public input, written comments and verbal testimony regarding proposed service changes to 24 bus lines that operate throughout the Metro region. These changes are slated for implementation on June 28, 2016 or later.

A review of public input, an analysis of impacts and staff's service change recommendations, as approved by the Service Councils, are outlined in this report. The Service Councils were requested to consider the possible impacts from these proposals before approval.

Discussion
DISCUSSION
In compliance with federal public hearing requirements and MTA's administrative code, each Service Council is required to conduct a public hearing and consider public testimony before approving significant modifications to the bus system. As part of this process, each Service Council, respectively, is also required to consider potential impacts these changes may have on the community.

Each year Metro service development staff reviews bus routes to identify opportunities to improve productivity, safety, cost effectiveness, capacity utilization, and service quality. During this round of public hearings, route modifications were proposed to:

? Introduce a new line in East Los Angeles to improve access to USC/LAC General Hospital;

? Modify lines to serve the new Expo Line Sepulveda Station;

? Join lines together which have common term...

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