On the morning of Thursday, January 10th, we gathered with a large group of Warner Center residents, employees, and City of Los Angeles officials to officially launch Warner Connects. We kicked off the event by thanking all the staff and board members that have worked hard leading up to the launch. Over coffee and bagels, we heard from Los Angeles City Council Member Bob Blumenfield who said his “vision is for Warner Center to be the greenest and most welcoming destination in all of Los Angeles”. Blumenfield later said of Warner Connects: “Warner Connects will help us reduce traffic and carbon emissions while improving residents’ and local employees’ quality of life.”
After Councilmember Blumenfield, Los Angeles Department of Transportation General Manager, Seleta Reynolds, told the crowd about the importance of our work in educating area residents and employees about all of their transportation options to maximize investments by Metro and LADOT. “The road to success is paved with partnerships like this one that will give safe, reliable travel choices to the West San Fernando Valley … Warner Connects is a trusted guide who can connect people to the best choice for each trip.”
L.A. Metro’s Director of Commute Services Devon Deming finished off the event with a discussion about Metro’s new Warner Center Shuttle which connects travelers to the Orange Line, and their E-Pass pilot program which can help employers provide subsidized transit to their employees throughout Los Angeles County.
Both Councilmember Blumenfield and LADOT General Manager Reynolds took to twitter to share their thoughts about Warner Connects.