29Jan

Long Beach Resident and Community Activist Appointed to Metro’s Gateway Cities Service Council

Los Angeles, CA—During the January 24 Metro Board Meeting, community activist and Long Beach resident Danny Hom was appointed to the Metro Gateway Cities Service Council.

A daily rider of Metro’s rail and bus services, Danny looks forward to elevating the voices of everyday riders in his new position on the Council. “Having spent my whole life in Los Angeles’ southeastern cities, I’m thrilled to represent riders on the Service Council,” said Danny Hom upon his appointment. “A decade riding Metro has taught me deep appreciation for our affordable and sustainable transit; I look forward to focusing on the safety of other community members during their travel experience, maintaining a reliable network for L.A. users of all ages, and advocating for an equitable system that continues to grow.”

In addition to making policy recommendations to the Metro Board of Directors, the Gateway Cities Service Council is tasked with approving major service changes to local bus routes and holding monthly meetings which are open to the public.

“We need to invest in a transit system that is reliable, convenient, and gets riders where they want to go,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “No one knows this better than Metro riders themselves like Danny and I know he will have his fellow riders interest at heart as a member of the Service Council.”  

Danny Hom graduated in 2003 from Whitney High School in Cerritos and now resides in Long Beach.  He rides Metro daily and says he is excited to be involved with Metro at a pivotal time, with new investments being made, the “New Blue” improvement project underway, growing interest in transit among Millennials, and plans to connect Artesia and Downtown Los Angeles by rail.

Los Angeles, CA—During the January 24 Metro Board Meeting, community activist and Long Beach resident Danny Hom was appointed to the Metro Gateway Cities Service Council.