The Metro Board of Directors holds their monthly meeting on May 28 at Metro headquarters adjacent to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. The agenda is posted above including links to Metro staff reports on a wide variety of items.
Two items caught my eye:
•Item 25, asking the Metro Board to provide up to $10.8 million in matching funds to allow Metro to apply for state and federal grants for the Rail to River project, which would ultimately build a walking and bike path between the Crenshaw/LAX Line and the L.A. River via part of the Harbor Subdivision right-of-way. Staff report and earlier Source post about the project.
•Item 46, asking the Metro Board to provide stipend payments to firms that bid to build the second section of the Purple Line Extension between Wilshire/La Cienega and Century City. Bottom line: gears are really beginning to move on the second phase of the subway project, which is scheduled to open by 2026. This is a necessary step before the project can go out to bid and is being done to ensure a wide variety of bidders. Staff report and Purple Line Extension page on metro.net.
As always, the public is welcome to attend and comment on the different items. If you would like to listen to the meeting online, please click here and a link will appear when the meeting begins at 9 a.m.
The Board is scheduled at 9 a.m. to consider the proposed budget (below) for fiscal year 2015-16 that begins July 1 and runs through June 30, 2016. The regular meeting will begin after the budget is discussed and/or voted upon.