The officials — including Metro CEO — held a news conference on Thursday. Unfortunately, as we posted earlier, it doesn’t appear that a divided Congress is set to pass a multi-year bill anytime soon. Below is the press release from the Southern California Assn. of Governments (link is here): Gas [continue reading]
Republican proposal to reduce transit funding and deprive Metro of $191 million in funding is turned back in Congress
I haven’t posted much on efforts in Congress to write and/or pass a new multi-year transportation funding bill because very little — besides a lot of bickering and stalling — has happened in the past three months. Here’s the latest update on a vote that didn’t move the ball forward, [continue reading]
Work continues to progress on the “Iconic Bridge” that will carry Gold Line Foothill Extension trains over the eastbound 210 freeway. From Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority CEO Habib Balian: “Skanska is nearly complete with the internal support structure for the I-210 Bridge superstructure. 500 tons of reinforcing steel [continue reading]
Here’s the news release from ULI Los Angeles: Transformative Strategies Will Be Showcased by Metro, U.S. General Services Administration and State of California LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The 3rd annual TOD Summit by ULI Los Angeles will unveil compelling information about how Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is now the most effective development [continue reading]
Several readers have asked whether recent state bills could potentially expedite litigation against Metro or other transit agencies. Here’s the good word from Assemblyman Mike Feuer’s office: •SB 92, signed into law last year, expedited challenges under California environmental law for only the AEG stadium project. •AB 900, also signed [continue reading]
Metro’s long-standing policy has been to decline comment on litigation filed against the agency. I thought that was worth repeating today.
TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD: There’s a good exhibit at the Huntington Library though July 23 on the planning and construction of the 1,776-mile railroad between Sacramento and Council Bluffs, Nebraska. To be more specific, that’s 1,776 miles of rail built between 1863 and 1869. To put that in perspective, it took about [continue reading]