The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority will host a virtual conversation Tuesday to update the public on Metro’s efforts to help families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said Thursday.

During the one-hour session, L.A. Metro and community-based organizations will speak about their partnerships for coronavirus assistance initiatives, including L.A. Metro partnership with the rideshare company Via for its Mobility on Demand program.

Mobility on Demand was created to offer people in certain areas shared rides to and from transit stations in an effort to expand access to L.A. Metro’s transit network. During the pandemic, the program was expanded to include grocery stores and hospitals.

The program in January transitioned into Metro Micro, a partnership with RideCo. Inc. Later in the month, L.A. Metro will also announce an additional food delivery partnership, officials said.

The session will be held Tuesday at noon on Zoom, with live Spanish translation available. Speakers include Brenda Aguilera, director of community transformation for Para Los Ninos; Cecelia Gibson, associate director for Antelope Valley Partners for Health Community Centers; Debbie Sheen, program officer for First 5 L.A.; and Shaun Miller, senior transportation planner for L.A. Metro.

People can join with Webinar ID 943 3640 8431 and passcode: 935865.

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