“This day is here…” On January 29, 1993, former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley stood among a swarm of public officials and transit agency staffers on the cramped Pershing Square subway platform. Standing shoulders above everyone else, including then-California Gov. Pete Wilson, Bradley proudly inaugurated the opening of the first [continue reading]
We've heard from several readers in recent weeks about the condition of the parking lot at the Expo Line's Culver City station — specifically, that the lot has become dusty and bumpy when it's dry and muddy when it's wet, such as today. The good news: The Expo Line Construction [continue reading]
Other actions taken today by the Metro Board of Directors: contract to buy new buses, TVMs for El Monte Station
Here are a few other items of interest tackled at today’s meeting of the full Metro Board of Directors: •The Board approved a $302-million contract with New Flyer of America for the purchase of 550 new 40-foot buses powered by compressed natural gas. Staff report (pdf) •The Board approved a [continue reading]
The Metro Board agreed to hold a motion for 60 days — until the March Board meeting — by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky that proposes to eliminate the $3 monthly maintenance fee on FasTrak accounts that use the ExpressLanes three or fewer times per month. This will give Metro staff time [continue reading]
Board agrees on contract modification for further engineering work for Westside/Purple Line Extension
The Metro Board approved on a 7 to 2 vote a contract modification worth about $30.5 million dollars for Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc., to provide preliminary engineering services and other work on the first and second phases of the Westside/Purple Line Extension, as well as final design services for modifications to [continue reading]
The Metro Board voted Thursday morning to direct staff to continue planning on second- and third decade Measure R projects — the idea is have projects ready to be constructed if funds become available to accelerate them. The Board also approved the following amendment by Board Members Diane DuBois, Gloria [continue reading]
Early notes from Metro Board meeting: update on ExpressLanes speed, Metrolink TAP-enabled tickets, Airport Metro Connector
A couple of notes from early in the meeting: •After two-plus months of operation, the ExpressLanes on the 110 freeway have allowed for travel speeds of 45 mph or over 100 percent of the time, reported Metro officials. That's important because the federal grant that allowed Metro to construct the [continue reading]
The gavel just dropped on the January meeting of the full Metro Board of Directors. You can listen to the meeting by calling 213-922-6045.
Here’s the news release from Metro: More than 80,000 FasTrak® ExpressLanes Transponders Issued; Numerous Discounts Offered Metro ExpressLanes to Debut Along 14 miles of the I-10 San Bernardino Freeway on Saturday, February 23 Following on the heels of the successful opening late last year of 11-miles of Metro ExpressLanes along [continue reading]
Here’s the agenda for first full Metro Board of Directors meeting of 2013; buenas manana and bon appetit!
Good morning, Source readers! If you detect that extra bounce in our step it’s perhaps because the first full meeting of the Metro Board of Directors begins at 9 a.m. today at Metro headquarters adjacent to Los Angeles Union Station. If you’re in the neighborhood, feel free to stop by [continue reading]