The Minutes for the March 28, 2024 Regular Board Meeting are available here.

James Butts
Board Member

James Butts

Appointee of the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee, nominated by the Southwest Corridor Subcommittee

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Southwest Corridor sector map

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James Butts

Appointee of the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee, nominated by the Southwest Corridor Subcommittee

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About James Butts

James Butts has 44 years of public safety and municipal government experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from California State University at LA and a Masters Degree in Business from California Polytechnic University at Pomona. He served 19 years in the Inglewood Police Department rising to the rank of Deputy Chief. In 1991 Butts was appointed to serve as Chief of Police for the City of Santa Monica where he served 15 years and was the first African American and youngest person to earn that rank in Santa Monica. In 2006, he was appointed as an Assistant General Manager of the Los Angeles World Airport system, where he oversaw Public Safety and Counterterrorism. He took LAX to a number 1 security ranking nationwide by the TSA in 2009. On January 11, 2011, James T. Butts, Jr., was elected as the City of Inglewood’s 12th mayor. In less than 5 years his strategic leadership and operational expertise catapulted the City national prominence as home to MSG and the LA Rams. In 2014 Mayor Butts was reelected receiving 83% of the votes cast – the highest margin of victory in Inglewood electoral history.


Board Reports

Board reports acted upon most recently by committees to which James Butts belongs


2022-0877 - GLENDALE BEELINE ROUTE 3 / LADOT DASH 601, DASH 602 AND COMMUTER EXPRESS 422, AND PVPTA LINE 225/226 TRANSIT SERVICE OPERATION AGREEMENTS Approved

CONSIDER: A. EXTENDING the Transit Service Operation Agreement between METRO and the City of Glendale for the Glendale Beeline Route 3, for a period of one year through June 30, 2024, for an ...

5/25/2023 - APPROVED
Agreements Annual reports Arroyo Verdugo subregion Central Los Angeles subregion City of Los Angeles City of Palos Verdes Peninsula Transportation Authority Glendale Glendale Beeline LADOT Transit Maps Metro Rail A Line Pilot studies Ridership Safety San Fernando Valley Service Sector San Fernando Valley subregion South Bay Cities subregion Strategic planning Westside Cities subregion

2023-0211 - BUS TIRE LEASING & MAINTENANCE SERVICES Approved

AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to execute Modification No. 8 to Contract No. OP83932000-39383 with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in the amount of $11,671,134 ($2,164,434 for FY23 and ...

5/25/2023 - APPROVED
Budgeting Bus Acquisitions Bus Maintenance Projects Contracted Bus Service Contracts Division 10 Maintenance Maintenance practices Metro Divisions Metro Rail A Line Operations Maintenance (Project) Operations and Maintenance Procurement Purchasing Revenue Service Rolling stock Safety Strategic planning Transit buses

2023-0343 - INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION SERVICES Approved

AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to execute Modification No. 13 to Contract No. PS560810024798 with RMI International, Inc. to continue to provide infrastructure protection services from ...

5/25/2023 - APPROVED
Budgeting Bus Maintenance Projects Contracts Law enforcement Maintenance facilities Maintenance of way Metro Divisions Procurement Protection Railroad facilities Request For Proposal Safety Safety and security Security Visibility

2023-0252 - OPERATIONS EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH Received

RECOGNIZE Operations Employees of the Month.

5/18/2023 - RECEIVED
Logistics Metro Divisions Operations Employee of the Month Oral Report / Presentation Safety

2023-0295 - ZERO-EMISSION BUS PROGRAM UPDATE Withdrawn

RECEIVE AND FILE the Progress Report on the Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) Program, including the shift in the program goal of fully transitioning to a zero-emission bus fleet from 2030 to no later than ...

5/25/2023 - WITHDRAWN
American Public Transportation Association Americans With Disabilities Act Ara Najarian Board approved a Motion Bus rapid transit Cleaning Compressed Natural Gas - Powered Buses Construction Fuel cells Fuels Grant Aid Heating, cooling and ventilation equipment Hilda Solis International Association of Public Transport Janice Hahn Maintainability Maintenance Metro Busway G Line Metro Divisions Mitigation Motion / Motion Response Natural gas Partnerships Pedestrians Procurement Program Purchasing Request For Proposal Rolling stock Safety State Of Good Repair Strategic planning Suppliers System safety Transit boards Transmissions Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) Master Plan Zero Emissions