BEVERLY HILLS — The public is being asked to come out to discuss proposed changes to the Metro Bus Service on February 12.

Several bus lines throughout the Southland will be altered; these changes will take effect, beginning on June 29. Before any changes are actually instituted, members of the public are asked to stop by one of many different meetings that will take place in various cities.

For Beverly Hills residents, the closest meeting will take place at theLaCienega Tennis Center on 325 South LaCienega Boulevard as held by the Metro Westside/Central Service Council, which usually holds meetings on the second Wednesday of every month. The meeting will be held on February 12 and will start at 5:00 p.m.

One change proposed by Metro includes extending the 734 route in Sherman Oaks by way of the 761 route which currently runs between that city and Westwood, effectively “creating a ‘Valley U’ line and providing direct and faster service between Ventura [Boulevard], Reseda [Boulevard], and Van Nuys [Boulevard] in the Sherman Oaks corridor,” states Metro on their site.

Metro further states that the changes may “also include other alternatives derived from public comment,” and thus urges residents to come by and give their input on these proposed changes. For more information regarding the changes and how to contact Metro in the event that a community meeting cannot be reached, residents can visit