Mayors across the United States show their support for America Fast Forward bond program to accelerate transportation projects

MayoralLetterAFFBonds4-30-13 The America Fast Forward initiative got a nice boost last week when the U.S. Conference of Mayors issued a letter (above) to Congress supporting Metro’s attempt to create a new class of bonds that could be used to accelerate transportation projects across the country, including Metro’s Measure R highway [continue reading]

Metro receives top honors at SCAG's Compass Blueprint Recognition Awards

Metro took home the top prize at Southern California Association of Governments’ Seventh Annual Compass Blueprint Recognition Awards and received the President’s Award of Excellence for its Countywide Sustainability Planning Policy, which promotes regional collaboration to increase mobility, foster walkable and livable communities, and minimize greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impact. “It has been a [continue reading]

Go Metro Weekends, May 3 – 6

It’s the second to last First Friday at the Natural History Museum. Tours with NHM’s Vice President of Research and Collections, Dr. Luis Chiappe, will start at 5 p.m. and the discussion on fossilized genes will begin at 6:30 p.m. Javelin and Helado Negro will be performing while Anthony Valadez and Matthewdavid work the DJ Lounge. General admission [continue reading]

Transportation headlines, Friday, May 3: Is California bike friendly? When death rode the rails, Boston transit seeks security, HSR defends bidding process

Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the Library’s Headlines blog, which you can also access via email subscription or RSS feed. Are we bike friendly? This ranking says, ‘Not so much’ (League of American Bicyclists) [continue reading]