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Metro reaches $1 million milestone in grants to small businesses impacted by rail construction

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9yIOCqxTt0] Here’s the press release from Metro: The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Business Interruption Fund (BIF) pilot project has exceeded the $1 million mark in the award of 62 grants to “mom & pop” businesses directly impacted by construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project. BIF began operations [continue reading]

Metro acquires three technologies to help improve security on buses, trains and at stations

Here is the news release from Metro: METRO RAMPING UP SECURITY THROUGH THE THREE Es: ENGINEERING, EDUCATION AND ENFORCEMENT SkyWatch towers will be “eyes in the sky” to step up enforcement To further enhance safety and security on the transit system, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today [continue reading]

Metro to launch new initiatives to help underutilized minority business

Metro is launching two new initiatives to provide opportunities for small businesses that participate on select Metro projects. The idea is to require firms bidding on projects worth more than $25 million to include strategies to support smaller subcontractors — particularly those that are qualified as a disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE). Prime contractors [continue reading]

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx announces $9.5 million in workforce development grants to promote careers in transit

Here’s the press release from the U.S. Department of Transportation: LOS ANGELES – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced $9.5 million in grants to 19 projects in 13 states selected to help train a new generation of skilled workers and support long-term careers in the public transportation industry. The [continue reading]

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