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Portable showers and public restrooms: LA Metro’s latest proposal to provide for the homeless




People gather in a Metro station on March 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
People gather in a Metro station on March 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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As cities across Southern California struggle to deal housing a growing homeless population, LA Metro has given the greenlight Thursday to look into providing additional services for those living on the streets.

The plan includes the installation of mobile showers at selected subway stations, install public restrooms at all new rail stations.

Recently, LA Metro started a program in which social workers are dispatched to ride the Red Line and provide outreach to homeless individuals.

What do you think of LA Metro’s latest proposal? Call us at 866.893.5722 and weigh in.

Guests:

Laura Nelson, transportation reporter for the Los Angeles Times; she tweets @laura_nelson

Alex Wiggins, chief system security and law enforcement officer who oversees Metro’s homeless outreach social services program