As Chair of the Metro Board of Directors, Hilda Solis is working to provide equitable and innovative transportation services to move the County into a transit-oriented community.
Lowering Metro fares for Ridership
During the peak of the pandemic, Hilda Solis asked Metro to reduce the cost of ridership in both bus and light rail services due to the financial hardships being experienced by the riders.
Free Transit service for Students in LA County
Hilda Solis championed a board motion to create a program for students from TK through 12th grade to provide unlimited rides at no cost.
San Gabriel Valley Goldline Foothill Extension
Hilda authored a motion at Metro to help the Gold Line Authority close the funding gap for the Foothill Extension and make Pomona the first stop for the project. This motion reaffirmed this project as a first priority for Metro to deliver.
Investing in East LA Park Improvements and Transportation services
Hilda Solis authored two actions to direct investments in projects and services supporting the East Los Angeles community. Funding was allocated for Salazar Park to improve the amenities at the park and a contract was secured with El Sol Shuttle Service to provide seniors, those with disabilities, and children reliable transportation service for $0.25 per ride
Mobile Showers Near Metro Stations
Hilda Solis led efforts to establish a hygiene and mobile shower program for the homeless population in or near Metro stations. Providing these services helps restore dignity and makes it easier to connect people to the appropriate resources needed to put them on a path to permanent housing.