El Monte TVM staff report by The Metro Board of Directors will be holding its committee meetings today and Thursday. I’m going through the agendas and will post staff reports and proposals that I think will be of the most interest to readers. This one certainly qualifies. It’s a proposal [continue reading]
The above chart is based on Metro’s 2012 Customer Satisfaction Survey and focuses on the issue of ridership by gender. The gist of it: more women than men overall ride Metro although there are notable exceptions: higher-income riders tend to be male, as are riders with a car available to [continue reading]
Want to understand how the state of California funds transportation? Check out this easy to understand chart!!
With Gov. Jerry Brown releasing his state budget proposal on Thursday, I thought it would be a good time to post this chart without any commentary. Okay, some commentary….Holy Guacamole, that’s insane! Metro government relations staff encouraged me to think of the boxes as individual buckets, some with hoses connecting them to [continue reading]
It was a huge victory last year when Congress approved part of Metro’s America Fast Forward program in the latest federal transportation spending bill. The expansion of the federal loan program called TIFIA will supply transit agencies across the nation with low-interest loans backed by the federal government. Lower borrowing [continue reading]
This is interesting, given that Metro is certainly targeted by CEQA lawsuits — the agency is currently defending itself in CEQA suits challenging the environmental studies for the Crenshaw/LAX Line, the Regional Connector and the Westside Subway Extension. In addition, the Expo Line Construction Authority is defending itself in a [continue reading]
Below is the update from Metro’s government relations staff — Rep. Shuster’s article is also worth a read: The new chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA) has authored an opinion article that outlines his policy goals for the 113th Congress. The opinion article, which appeared yesterday in [continue reading]
A pair of legislative updates from Metro’s government relations staff. Some explanation on the second one — it means that the $240 spent on transit benefits month is exempt from withholding taxes, meaning more money in the pocket of commuters. Congress had in 2011 rudely allowed that number to slip [continue reading]
A new year brings a new slate of topics to be discussed at January Service Council meetings. All of the January meetings will be held at the regularly scheduled times, days, and locations. For a listing of all Council meeting dates, times and locations, click here. As always, the public [continue reading]
You can see the first three films here.
Boac121217yLAWA-Metro Coordination Update Some interesting news on Monday from Los Angeles World Airports, the city of L.A. agency that oversees LAX: airport planners for the first time are proposing three possible sites for a light rail station at or near the airport. The above report to the Board of Airport [continue reading]