Earlier today in Minnesota, President Obama announced his proposal for a four-year transportation spending bill that would include both parts of Metro’s America Fast Forward initiative. If Congress was to vote the bill into law — and that’s a big ‘if’ — that could be a boon to Metro and [continue reading]
First, the caveat: The Metro Board has not — emphasis on the HAS NOT part — decided to take a ballot measure to Los Angeles County voters. That said, in recent months, both the Board as a whole and individual members have said they want to explore the idea of [continue reading]
Metro last year scored a win when Congress adopted part of the America Fast Forward initiative, expanding a federal loan program called TIFIA that offers low-interest, government backed loans. Metro is now pushing Congress to adopt the other half of AFF, a bond program designed to raise money to accelerate [continue reading]
Here are the latest Measure J results, posted a few minutes ago the Los Angeles County Registrar. According to the Registar, 130,063 ballots were added to the election results today. It appears of those, 112,383 cast a vote in the Measure J election. That brings the estimated total still to be [continue reading]
This should be an interesting event — and a good chance for anyone to learn about the bill from those who know the ins and outs of the legislation. If interested in attending, please make an RSVP today.
As many of you know, President Obama last week signed a two-year federal transportation spending bill. In recent decades, Congress has usually approved bills that cover more years but in these hyper-partisan times, and after nine extensions of the bill that expired in 2009, this definitely was a victory. In [continue reading]
Metro CEO Art Leahy has just issued this legislative alert: America Fast Forward – Embedded in Surface Transportation Bill – Heads to White House for President’s Signature America Fast Forward, the innovative national transportation finance plan championed by our Board Chairman and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and our Board [continue reading]