Metro hosted a session this morning titled “Everything You Wanted to Know About the New Federal Surface Transportation Bill.” I'll try to distill the nearly three-hour session to a few nuggets for everyday people not versed in the, uh, fascinating universe of transportation funding. * •At the top of [continue reading]
First, I want to be very clear about something: I have no idea whether the Los Angeles region in the future will want to bid on hosting the Olympic Games. It’s a big decision involving a lot of money and many cities across the globe have wrestled with the question [continue reading]
This should be an interesting event — and a good chance for anyone to learn about the bill from those who know the ins and outs of the legislation. If interested in attending, please make an RSVP today.
California Geological Survey tells BHUSD more work is needed on their study of West Beverly Hills Lineament
The Beverly Hills Weekly has published a story (pdf, pages 4 to 7) today about a California Geological Survey review of an earthquake fault study contracted by the Beverly Hills Unified School District. The School District has said that the study, done by Leighton Consultants, shows that the West Beverly [continue reading]
Familiar with the big, empty block between 1st and 2nd streets and Hill and Broadway? The plan for years was to build a federal courthouse there. That’s the plan, anyway. But the project is getting increased scrutiny in Congress, which has yet to release the money to pay for a [continue reading]
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]