Policy & Funding

Measure R committee OKs recommendation to advance TIFIA loan financing for Regional Connector Project

The Measure R Independent Oversight Committee this morning approved Metro’s financing plan aimed at securing $160 million in federal Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation (TIFIA) loans for the Regional Connector project. The committee, which is charged with reviewing the cost-effectiveness of financing Measure R projects, determined this type of federal [continue reading]

As the clock goes tick, tick and tock, another update on possible Federal Transit Administration shutdown

And the latest from Metro’s government relations team: U.S. Department of Transportation – Plans For Lapse In Annual Appropriations With less than 24 hours before a possible shutdown of the federal government, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has prepared a document detailing how the transportation agency will be operating [continue reading]

Federal government shutdown update

Here’s the update from Metro government relations staff from late Friday — doesn’t appear much has changed over the weekend: While the U.S. Senate has moved to adopt a continuing resolution to keep the federal government operating at a level consistent with sequestration levels ($986 billion), it remains unclear what [continue reading]

Metro Board meeting roundup

Wow. A Metro Board of Directors meeting that was shorter than the last Batman movie! That doesn’t happen often, readers. A few items of interestingness: Item 15 — The Board approved a competitive grant program framework to help fund a series of regional Open Streets events — i.e. CicLAvia type [continue reading]