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METRO Advisory Committee to Meet Oct. 6

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METRO Advisory Committee to Meet Oct. 6
Posted on 10/05/2015
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The next meeting of the METRO Advisory Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct 6. The meeting will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in room 209 of Portland City Hall.

On the agenda is a ridership report and overview of operations regarding the agreement between the Portland Public Schools and Greater Portland METRO to have METRO buses transport the district’s high school students to and from school and extracurricular activities. The program was formally launched when the 2015-2016 school year began about a month ago.

The meeting also includes an opportunity for public comment. Among other agenda items is information about some new Route 9 schedule changes that will start Oct. 11. METRO is updating its Route 9A and 9B schedules to better reflect usage by students and improve on-time performance.

The meeting also will include a discussion of the replacement program for lost student bus passes.

The committee was formed this past spring to provide feedback and suggestions and facilitate community outreach regarding the METRO student transportation plan. The committee includes representatives from stakeholder groups and includes students, parents, the Portland Board of Public Education, the school district and the METRO transit district.