Metro isn’t intentionally blocking the public from accessing its records database

If someone—most likely an urban or transit nerd like myself—were to attempt to access the records database of Metro Los Angeles this morning, they would be greeted (with eyebrow-raising to follow) by this message:

A screenshot of Metro Los Angeles’ records database as seen on Oct. 8, 2019.

At first glance, it seems like that Metro is intentionally beginning to stave off public access to the site, particularly given the direct message along with an employee-only login.

However, it turns out that Metro has to shut off access while the site undergoes renovations, leaving users with requests to email records requests to the Records Management Center at [email protected], according to Metro Deputy Executive Officer Joni Honor Goheen.

Brian Addison is a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post. Reach him at [email protected] or on social media at FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.



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