May 19 2014
Last week the SMART Transportation Division GCA 875 held three negotiation sessions with representatives of the LACMTA on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. There is no significant news to report out of these meetings and the union negotiating team is preparing for further negotiating sessions scheduled for next week.
This week the LACMTA is holding its monthly Regular Board Meeting on Thursday, May 22 at 9:30 am at One Gateway Plaza. The big news coming out of this board meeting will be the vote on the proposed fare restructuring plan. The fare restructuring plan includes rate increases and changes to how transfers are handled. This issue has already drawn packed crowds to board meetings in the past and an all day public comment session held back in March.
Also on the agenda is a motion to allow the CEO Art Leahy to make amendments to the FY15 budget in part and in anticipation of new contracts with the different unions on the property. You can read the agenda by following the link below.