Rep. Karen Bass (D-37th District) praised Metro’s local hiring program during testimony at the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. Bass wrote the legislation for a federal pilot program that will allow transportation agencies to consider hiring local workers for future transit and highway project that use federal funds. Up to now, agencies that [continue reading]
If you prefer, here’s an unedited version of the video that runs about 14 minutes. Here is the news release from the office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who [continue reading]
As always, a fun forum last night at MOCA in DTLA from our friends and partners at Zocalo Public Square. The question assigned to the panel for discussion: is car culture dead? The video is above. Here’s a link to the Zocalo article on the event, which also includes a [continue reading]
The special meeting of the Metro Board of Directors is underway. The agenda is above. The Board is meeting in closed session to consider candidates for the position of Chief Executive Officer for Metro. Current Metro CEO Art Leahy announced earlier this year that he is departing the agency in [continue reading]
As many of you know, Metro has been exploring the possibility of going to Los Angeles County voters with a ballot measure in Nov. 2016. Although no decision on the [continue reading]
The agenda is above. The Board will be meeting in closed session — that is, behind closed doors — to consider candidates for Metro’s CEO position. Current CEO Art Leahy announced earlier this year that he will be departing the agency in early April.
This is the second of our posts previewing the budget for the coming 2015-16 fiscal year, which runs from July 1 to June 30, 2016. Our first post included a [continue reading]