Legislative alert from Metro CEO's office — federal transportation bill

Here’s the latest legislative alert from Metro CEO Art Leahy’s office: Sharp Partisan Disagreements Mark Passage of Surface Transportation Bill in House Committee Earlier today (2:45 a.m. EST), the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee concluded its consideration of The American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act (H.R. 7). The measure was [continue reading]

Art for the Orange Line: A glimpse of Stoney Point Park by Lisa Adams

Lisa Adams’ artwork for Chatsworth Station monumentalizes the Northwest San Fernando Valley’s landscape and equestrian lifestyle in the forms of native flowers and galloping horses. The imagery was recently fabricated by teams of artisans who translated Lisa’s original artworks into the durable materials of porcelain enamel steel and glass mosaic. [continue reading]

A health promoting L.A.

An article by Jane Brody in Monday’s New York Times explores how some developers, urban planners and public health researchers are taking a different view of sprawl versus thoughtful urban infill development. Brody cites the work of UCLA researchers and others suggesting that in creating car-centric communities we may be fostering obesity, poor health, social [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Chuckcars, via Flickr creative commons A Union Pacific freight train heading north from Montrose with the Rocky Mountains in the background in western Colorado. The photo was taken in late January. To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it [continue reading]

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