The gavel has just dropped on today’s meeting of the Metro Board of Directors. Here’s the agenda — looks to be a fairly quiet meeting today. You can listen to the meeting over the phone by dialing 213-922-6045. I’ll post a roundup of the meeting later.
Nearly 600 small business representatives attended Metro’s annual Meet the Primes networking event on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Gateway. Twenty-seven of the major construction firms that work in the L.A. region were on hand to meet and discuss future partnering opportunities. Meet the Primes is a unique opportunity for small businesses [continue reading]
Both parts of America Fast Forward initiative are in President Obama's proposal for four-year transportation bill!
Earlier today in Minnesota, President Obama announced his proposal for a four-year transportation spending bill that would include both parts of Metro’s America Fast Forward initiative. If Congress was to vote the bill into law — and that’s a big ‘if’ — that could be a boon to Metro and [continue reading]
As many are already aware, in the next few days L.A. County may get some of the rain that has been eluding us this winter. Current forecasts indicate two storms are headed toward the Southland, the first beginning this evening and continuing through tomorrow morning, the second starting Friday morning [continue reading]
And here’s the video from yesterday’s media event on the Orange Line to promote new efforts to thwart fare evasion along the busway. Here’s the news release.
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Pick your social media poison! Nice infographic from Fixr: L.A. has four of the top 10 steepest streets in the country, they say. Click the image to enlarge Via fixr [continue reading]
The City of Santa Clarita held a ribbon cutting earlier this morning for the newly completed Sand Canyon Road/SR-14 Beautification Project. The project included improvements to 3.4 acres with environmentally-friendly landscaping and a water efficient irrigation system. Officials said that beautification of freeway entry points helps maintain property values and supports the city’s [continue reading]
Metro is considering restructuring fares and is providing information and an opportunity to comment on the proposal at “Fare Forums” at each of the Metro Service Council meetings in March. Public comments gathered at the Fare Forums will be transcribed and submitted to the Metro Board of Directors as part of the record [continue reading]
Crenshaw/LAX Open House Invitation
Here’s the news release from Metro: To reduce fare evasion on the Orange Line, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Transit Services Bureau (TSB) have joined in a two-pronged effort to improve communication and enforce laws requiring riders to buy [continue reading]