Los Angeles – Metrolink is seeking public input on several schedule adjustments that were enacted in March 2020, necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of Title VI requirements. Last year, the regional passenger railroad enacted a 30 percent schedule reduction due to lower demand following stay-at-home orders.
Title VI of the 1964 U.S. Civil Rights Code ensures that no person is excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of transit services on the basis of race, color or national origin.
The schedule reduction resulted in weekday trains cut from 167 on Monday-Thursday and 169 on Friday, to 115 trains Monday through Friday, a drop of 52 daily trains and 54 trains on Friday. Weekend train operations were not modified. Total miles operated were reduced daily from 9,996 to 7,761, a reduction of 2,235 miles.
A virtual English language public meeting is scheduled for April 29 at 4:30 p.m. The meeting can be accessed via telephone by calling 888-475-4499 and when prompted entering the identification number 894-0158-8475 or via the Internet at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89401588475.
A virtual Spanish language public meeting is scheduled for April 29 at 5 p.m. The meeting can be accessed via telephone by calling 888-475-4499 and when prompted entering the identification number 899-1112-6319 or via the Internet at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89911126319.
Comments can be made at metrolinktrains.com/ecomments. The comment period closes May 18, 2021.
Following the public meetings on April 29, a public hearing will be held at the Metrolink Board Meeting on May 28.
Questions and concerns can be directed to Metrolink’s Community Relations hotline at (213) 452-0400 or to [email protected].
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Metrolink is Southern California's regional passenger rail service enabling people to connect to their jobs and explore all that the region has to offer. Prior to the pandemic, Metrolink has nearly 12 million annual boardings from people who choose to ride the train to avoid gridlock, removing an estimated 9.3 million vehicles from the roads and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 130,000 metric tons each year. Metrolink is the largest passenger rail agency in California and the third largest in the United States operating seven lines along a 538-mile network that travels across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.