The Board’s regular monthly meeting is at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, also at Metro HQ. That meeting already has a couple big issues on the agenda — namely consideration of the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report for the Westside Subway Extension and the Regional Connector.
Metro staff have recommended a $299-million contract with Kinkisharyo International, LLC, for the purchase of 72 new rail cars, along with four options for the purchase of an additional 157 light rail cars for $591 million. After protests from other light rail car manufacturers, the Metro Board decided in March to postpone their vote for one month.
Here’s an earlier post on The Source with more renderings and information about the new rail cars.