The Metro Board meeting is underway at Metro Headquarters, adjacent to Los Angeles Union Station (it’s the tower next to the Patsaouras Transit Plaza). The agenda for the meeting is above. The agenda includes links to Board motions and Metro staff reports. I encourage everyone to peruse through them — there’s [continue reading]
Above is a recent presentation by Metro staff that drills down deeper on the issue of ridership. Ridership on Metro increased three percent overall between 2010 and 2014 (including a 21 percent increase on Metro Rail) but has declined on both the agency’s buses and trains since last April. (The latest monthly [continue reading]
Rep. Karen Bass (D-37th District) praised Metro’s local hiring program during testimony at the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. Bass wrote the legislation for a federal pilot program that will allow transportation agencies to consider hiring local workers for future transit and highway project that use federal funds. Up to now, agencies that [continue reading]
If you prefer, here’s an unedited version of the video that runs about 14 minutes. Here is the news release from the office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who [continue reading]
As always, a fun forum last night at MOCA in DTLA from our friends and partners at Zocalo Public Square. The question assigned to the panel for discussion: is car culture dead? The video is above. Here’s a link to the Zocalo article on the event, which also includes a [continue reading]
The special meeting of the Metro Board of Directors is underway. The agenda is above. The Board is meeting in closed session to consider candidates for the position of Chief Executive Officer for Metro. Current Metro CEO Art Leahy announced earlier this year that he is departing the agency in [continue reading]
As many of you know, Metro has been exploring the possibility of going to Los Angeles County voters with a ballot measure in Nov. 2016. Although no decision on the [continue reading]
The agenda is above. The Board will be meeting in closed session — that is, behind closed doors — to consider candidates for Metro’s CEO position. Current CEO Art Leahy announced earlier this year that he will be departing the agency in early April.