Metro’s third major project of 2012 is opening this weekend — the Metro ExpressLanes on the 110 freeway between Adams Boulevard and 182nd Street. A few questions have come up, naturally, and I want to try to clearly and unequivocally answer the ones that I’ve been getting time and again. [continue reading]
There are still ballots from the Measure J election remaining to be counted, but we believe the results are unlikely to change. It’s always useful to know where support did and didn’t come from across sprawling Los Angeles County on any kind of transportation issue, so we spent some time [continue reading]
Statement from Metro CEO Art Leahy; Measure J falls just short of necessary two-thirds voter approval
Here’s the statement just issued by Metro Chief Executive Officer Art Leahy: While the ballot effort to extend the Measure R transit sales tax by another 30 years fell just short of the necessary two thirds voter approval, Metro remains focused on delivering a dozen new transit projects and 15 [continue reading]
The final unoffiicial results were posted by the Registrar within the past hour. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Measure J is nearly two percentage points shy of the two-thirds threshold needed for passage. It appears about 889,000 fewer people cast a vote in the Measure J election than in [continue reading]
Here’s the latest good word from the Expo Line Construction Authority, the agency building the Measure R-funded second phase between Culver City and Santa Monica.
I posted an update last week on the transit projects funded by Measure R. Some of the major road projects get their turn today. The following list just looks at some of the major road projects that are benefiting from Measure R dollars. Many other smaller projects around Los Angeles [continue reading]
Here is the full transcript from the live web chat with ExpressLanes Executive Officer Stephanie Wiggins from last Friday about Metro’s ExpressLanes project, which opens on the 110 freeway on Saturday. To get a FasTrak transponder to use the lanes — and everyone who uses the lanes must have one [continue reading]