The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is seeking applicants for its Public Safety Advisory Committee, and invites members of the public to submit applications by Wednesday, Nov. 30.
The Public Safety Advisory Committee will review, comment and provide input on how Metro can reimagine public safety on its transit system. Metro is looking for individuals from local communities who regularly ride Metro and are committed to supporting the agency in fulfilling its public safety mission. Metro takes a holistic, equitable and welcoming approach to public safety.
Ten new committee members will be selected, and an additional five appointees will be selected from the original committee. New members must be transit riders and stakeholders who have expertise in racial justice, equitable transit, public safety reform, law enforcement, victims’ rights, mental health, homelessness or social services. Metro is particularly interested in recruiting youth, women, seniors and those with disabilities to join the advisory committee.
Committee members will be tasked with addressing transit rider concerns that were identified in Metro’s 2021 Public Safety Customer Survey and 2022 Customer Experience Survey. Topics for discussion include emergency call buttons at stations and bus stops, support for people with disabilities, the role of social and mental health service workers on the transit system, transit ambassadors’ impact and effectiveness, and safety reporting tools. In recognition of the committee’s role in helping improve riders’ customer experience, the committee will be directly overseen by Metro’s Customer Experience Department.
Meetings will take place monthly over the next two years. Individuals interested in participating can apply online by visiting metro.net/psac. Applications can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Los Angeles Metro, ATTN: Public Safety Advisory Committee, One Gateway Plaza, Mail Stop 99-25, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
For information, visit metro.net/psac.
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