The Metro Board approved amendments to the Measure R ordinance and its extension, which included the motion by Director John Fasana to allow for the transfer of funds between the transit capital and highway capital subfunds within the same subregion. Board members voted 10 – 1 to approve the Fasana amendment and to integrate the [continue reading]
MEASURE R 2: The proposed ballot measure to extend the Measure R sales tax for 30 years — from 2039 to 2069 — in order to try to accelerate transit and road will be back in the news soon. First, the Metro Board is scheduled Aug. 6 to debate a [continue reading]
We published a post last week explaining Metro’s service councils and their role in the agency’s bus service. This is the first of what will be a monthly article highlighting the presentations scheduled for upcoming meetings. For a listing of the dates, times and locations of all five service council [continue reading]
Upcoming panel: Everything you wanted to know about the federal transportation bill but were afraid to ask
I thought some readers may be interested in attending a panel on Aug. 15 that will discuss the multi-year funding bill recently passed by Congress and signed by President Obama. Please remember to RSVP — these type of events tend to fill up.
There was a media event in Pasadena this morning to remind everyone that late night weekend service until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights begins tonight. “The new late night service on Metro Rail and the Orange Line is a win-win situation for everyone in Los Angeles County,” said [continue reading]
Good morning, Metro riders and interested parties. The monthly meeting of the Metro Board of Directors is now underway here at Metro headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. You can listen in by phoning 213-922-6045. Here’s the agenda.
Below is the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting of the full Metro Board of Directors (pdf version here). The meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the Board room on the 3rd floor of Metro headquarters that is adjacent to Union Station in downtown L.A. You can listen to the meeting online [continue reading]
Metro and Caltrans announce availability of FasTrak transponders for ExpressLanes project on 10 and 110 freeways
The news: the transponders that are required to use the ExpressLanes are now available online, at a new customer centers in Gardena and El Monte and through the Auto Club. A press event is being held this morning and all the details are below in the news release from Metro: [continue reading]
What is the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor? Perhaps not as well known as some of the others, the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor is one of the 12 Measure R transit projects. The project is currently in the Alternatives Analysis (AA) phase in which different types of [continue reading]
Want to have a say in Metro’s bus service? One of the best ways to do thatis to attend and participate in Metro monthly Service Council meetings. Nearly10 years ago, the Metro Board created five regional service councils. Theywere formed to bring service planning closer to the people we serve [continue reading]