Below are some of the highlights from this morning’s meeting of the Metro Board of Directors. The full agenda is here. •Item 23. The Board approved exercising an option with New Flyer to purchase an additional 350 new buses for $195 million on top of the 55o previously ordered. These buses will [continue reading]
Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti just dropped the metaphorical gavel, thereby beginning the February meeting of the Metro Board of Directors. The agenda for the meeting is above (pdf and web version). The agenda includes links to Board motions and Metro staff reports. I encourage everyone to peruse through them — [continue reading]
Big Blue Bus is now on TAP! Pay w/Stored Value, an EZ transit pass or w/your Access ID card http://t.co/cBHHm2wmkG. http://t.co/0MgJCcplbE — Big Blue Bus (@SMBigBlueBus) February 20, 2015 @SrGaia Yes, systemwide! We decided to launch a bit earlier than March 1st to get everyone TAPing. — Big Blue Bus [continue reading]
If you haven’t yet visited Metro’s new Lost and Found location across from the Gold Line Heritage Square Station it probably means you haven’t recently lost anything. Well done! But [continue reading]
I know this stuff is Extremely Wonky, so let’s start with this Bottom Line: America Fast Forward is a good way to reduce the cost of building big transit projects [continue reading]
As our bus riders may know, video monitors on Metro buses went dark earlier this month. Metro is looking into various uses and programming for the Transit TV screens. Thanks for your patience and we will post updates when we have more information.
Metro’s newly adopted Complete Streets Policy, designed to help plan a better street environment for all types of users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, public transit, motorists and others, has garnered national recognition as one of the nation’s best by Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition. Recently adopted in October 2014, [continue reading]
This month the San Gabriel Valley Service Council will conduct their meeting at the East L.A. Library, located at 4387 E 3rd Street, instead of their regular location in El Monte. Their meeting will be held at the same time and date that they normally conduct their monthly meeting, 5 [continue reading]