As part of Metro’s continuing efforts to upgrade the Blue Line, track work and clean-up will be done in the area between the Slauson Avenue and Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Stations.

Due to this activity, the Florence, Firestone and 103rd St./Watts Towers Stations will be closed starting Friday, October 20th from 9:00 p.m. until Monday, October 23rd at the start of regular train service.  All Blue Line stops between the Slauson and Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Stations will be made with bus shuttle service.

As an alternate service, you can use Metro Bus Line 55/355 which runs on Compton Ave. for continued service.  We strongly encourage you to share this news with your constituents and stakeholders.

Metro’s 2nd Annual Older Adult Transportation Expo

Metro’s 2nd Annual Older Adult Transportation Expo presented by On the Move Riders Program will be taking place on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Union Station Ticketing Concourse. This free event will provide older adults with the essentials of riding public transportation through informational and one-on-one sessions with Metro and several other transit partners in LA County. For more information or to register for this event, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/older-adult-transportation-expo-presented-by-metro-on-the-move-riders-program-registration-38296699459.

You can also check out these recent articles published about Metro’s On the Move Riders program:

http://thesource.metro.net/2017/10/02/on-the-move-riders-program-to-partner-with-more-transit-agencies/
http://thesource.metro.net/2017/10/04/older-adult-transportation-expo-will-be-held-at-union-station-on-oct-24/

Next Gateway Cities Service Council Meeting

The agenda and presentations for the October 12th Service Council meeting have been posted at https://www.metro.net/about/meetings/board/agat-2017-1012/agenda/. This month’s agenda items consist of: Bike/Bus Interface Study Presentation; RECEIVE U-Pass Update; Line Ride Report, Councilmember Wally Shidler; and Regional Service Performance Report.