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Metro running normal service levels Wednesday, June 3

LA Countywide curfew is in effect today June 3 at 9 PM to June 4 at 5 AM. Some cities may set stricter curfews. Visit for more info. — Los Angeles County (@CountyofLA) June 3, 2020 •Two other cities have different curfews: Beverly Hills – The business district curfew [continue reading]

•Two other cities have different curfews:

  • Beverly Hills – The business district curfew starts at 1 p.m., June 3rd and the citywide curfew begins at 4 p.m.
  • Culver City – Curfew starts at 6 p.m., June 3rd

•At this time, we will operate the normal enhanced Sunday service we’ve been running during the pandemic to help with essential travel although there may be rolling detours and service suspensions in locations. Please check @metrolaalerts on Twitter for updates or use the Transit app, which is available in both Google Play and the Apple App Store.

The current service alerts are:


•If you haven’t read it, Metro on Monday night stood by the decision to suspend service for safety reasons and apologized for stranding riders when suspending all service at 8 p.m. The agency also explained why we have provided buses for police to use during the protests — which has been criticized and questioned. Here’s the post.

After media inquiries this week about the use of the buses, Metro provided more information to reporters:

In 2011, the Metro Board approved entering into the California Disaster and Civil Defense Master Mutual Aid Agreement, which provides for mutual aid in accordance with the California Emergency Services Act. It is Metro’s policy to coordinate with external agencies and jurisdictions to ensure appropriate and effective response to regional emergencies and natural disasters as required by law.  Coordination with other agencies includes determining operational concepts for the continuance of Metro’s essential services. The essential services of Metro are 1) To provide transportation services to the public; and, 2) To provide logistical support to other government agencies, as required, in performance of their essential functions such as responding to and recovering from disastrous and/or catastrophic events. While Metro is always available to assist as needed, we must also balance those requests with the ability to simultaneously provide transportation services to the public. Metro believes in liberty and justice for all and stands against systemic racism and senseless violence in all forms.

•The L.A. Times, Streetsblog LA and LAist have published critical articles about the service suspension and the use of the buses. The Human Transit blog posted, discussions transit service shutdowns in cities across the U.S., pointing to the difficulty of making emergency decisions in real-time. I encourage you to read each of the articles.

•Not directly related to transit, former President Barack Obama writes about the importance of paying attention to local government, which includes local police departments and agencies such as Metro.

Our agency holds monthly public (virtual, as of late due to the pandemic) meetings of our Board of Directors in which a wide-array of topics are discussed. Again, I encourage you to peruse the agendas, at the very least. And, yes, the meetings can be dryer than the Mojave Desert. But what transpires there is important and impacts all of us.