Tracking LEEDS

Its appearance may not be fancy, but Metro’s brand new Division 3 bus maintenance building has a long list of eco-friendly assets. And some of them could be adapted for our own living spaces. There’s standard issue stuff: high-efficiency lighting (florescent), low-flow toilets and drought-resistant landscaping. Other assets are somewhat [continue reading]

Leahy reminds 13 cities to use those stimulus funds — or face losing them

A small item in Metro CEO Art Leahy’s morning update caught my eye: Lapsing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds Allocated to Cities Yesterday, we notified 13 cities that all or part of their American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds will be recommended for lapsing during the Board of Directors November/December meeting cycle. To appeal our recommendation, representatives [continue reading]

Transportation Headlines, Oct. 23

In today’s transportation headlines, compiled by Metro library chief Matthew Barrrett, we find many stories covering the aftermath of the Metro Board’s approval of the Long Range Transportation Plan on Thursday afternoon and what it means for the future of transportation in the Los Angeles region.  There’s also a link [continue reading]