Federal Transit Administration

FTA approves Metro’s request to be reimbursed for early work activities on Purple Line Extension’s section three

The Federal Transit Administration this week approved Metro’s request to be reimbursed for early work activities for Section Three of the Purple Line Extension Project between Century City and the Westwood/VA Hospital. The approval also clears the way for Metro to take advantage of highly competitive tunnel contract bids, which [continue reading]

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement released for Purple Line Extension’s second segment

The Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for section two of the Purple Line Extension has been released by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). This completes the additional environmental studies for the project required by court order. Design and pre-construction work has been taking place and will continue. The SEIS [continue reading]

Metro receives $10.5-million federal grant for 30 “near-zero” emission buses for South Bay, Gateway Cities

A new $10.5-million U.S. Department of Transportation grant will fund the purchase of 30 next-generation, near zero-emission compressed natural gas buses to run in the South Bay and Gateway Cities region, Metro announced today. The takeaways: •Combined with Metro’s $10.5-million match, a total of $21 million will be invested to replace [continue reading]