L.A. Metro Seeks Local Input on Bus Service at Plummer Park Workshop

The City of West Hollywood is getting the word out that Metro is holding 10 public workshops throughout Los Angeles County through Feb. 6 to receive public input as part of its NextGen Bus Study. The study involves extensive community feedback and is intended to improve the bus system across the region.

There will be a public workshop in  West Hollywood on Wednesday (Jan. 9) from 4 to 7 p.m. at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Community members are to share thoughts about how Metro can improve the bus system, including bus routes, frequencies, and days and times of operation. Participants will receive a free TAP card, while supplies last, and can enter a raffle to win one of multiple other prizes including one-day, seven-day, and 30-day Metro passes. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Plummer Park is accessible via Metro bus lines 4 and 704 as well as the City of West Hollywood’s Cityline Local and Cityline Commuter services. For transit route-planning information please visit www.metro.net or www.weho.org/cityline.

For additional information about the Metro NextGen Bus Study, please visit www.metro.net/nextgen or contact nextgen@metro.net. For additional information about other meetings located throughout Los Angeles County, please visit www.metro.net/projects/nextgen/upcoming-meetings.

Representatives from West Hollywood Advocates for Metro Rail (WHAM) and the All on Board Coalition will be at the workshop with information about the proposed Northern Extension of Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Line. The City of West Hollywood has been working to bring rail transit to West Hollywood, which would provide critical north-south connections and enhance the existing Metro regional rail network. For more information on the city’s rail advocacy efforts visit www.weho.org/rail

West Hollywood provides a range of free transit options for community members and visitors including Cityline Local to get around town, Cityline Commuter to connect to Hollywood and Highland, and weekend options including Cityline Shortline, The PickUp, and the Sunset Trip. The City also provides Dial-A-Ride service and an On-Call Transportation Program for seniors and people with disabilities. For additional information about transit programs in the City of West Hollywood, please visit www.weho.org/transit.

For more information, please contact Perri Sloane Goodman, Transportation Program Administrator at the City of West Hollywood at (323) 848-6370 or at pgoodman@weho.org. For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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