The following SO.CA.TA Board members were elected at our December 7th meeting:
- President- Mark Strickert
- Vice President- Perias Pillay
- Treasurer- Dana Gabbard
- Secretary- HughJohn Malanaphy
Charles Hobbs continues as Newsletter Editor and Andy Novak as Archivist.
Our booth at the 80th anniversary celebration of Los Angeles Union Station on Saturday May 4, 2019 was a great success. We were mentioned in advance coverage of the event by the Los Angeles Downtown News. Richard Morallo of Metro posted a video on YouTube of the event that shows our booth at 1:37.
SB-742 regarding Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach services which we supported was signed by Governor Newsom Oct. 8, 2019.
The Los Angeles Downtown News quoted Treasurer Dana Gabbard regarding proposed rail service reductions by LA Metro
Gabbard also was quoted by the VC Star on rail and Thruway bus as an option for travelling from Ventura county to LAX.
The NextGen Subcommittee submitted to Los Angeles Metro comments on the initial proposal and service changes proposed for December 2020 or later. We are gratified the revised NextGen proposal addressed our concerns regarding routes 79, 96 and 218.