Transportation headlines, Wednesday, June 20

Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the Library’s Headlines blog, which you can also access via email subscription or RSS feed.

Expo Line’s Culver City station set to debut (L.A. Times)

Check out the great panorama view from the elevated station platform. Culver City and Farmdale stations open at noon today.

Expo Line’s halting start (L.A. Times)

In an opinion piece, Molly Selvin writes she supported the project but would like to see a better effort by Metro to communicate service alerts and schedule changes to riders.

Metro Board to vote on extension of Measure R (Daily News)

An overview of the proposal by Metro staff to ask Los Angeles County voters to extend Measure R past its 2039 expiration date to accelerate the construction of transit and road projects.

 

3 replies

  1. “MTA officials are earmarking $10 million for the cost of putting the measure on the ballot, and for an education campaign to inform voters on the issue.”

    Your government at work. Spend $10 million in taxpayer money to ask taxpayers for more taxes.

  2. Frank, with out education on the issue, many voters -always- vote NO on -any- tax measure.

  3. Based on lifelong experiences 99.99% of the time we should always vote “no” on any tax measure. Tax money is inefficiently spent, never guarded with frugality, thrift, and not held sacred. It finds itself lining pockets of “delays, additions, and hidden overages”. If integrity characterized those entrusted with public money rule we would be much more confident about voting for taxes, but shamefully it isn’t the case.