project acceleration

Transportation headlines, Thursday, May 15

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!  Metro outlines light rail extension plans for Eastside Gold Line (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)  The draft environmental study for the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 project [continue reading]

Metro Board meeting preview: several items — including project acceleration — could determine how billions of dollars are spent

June Board meeting agenda The Metro Board of Directors meeting on Thursday should be both interesting and longer than a cold winter’s night with a broken furnace and no firewood, matches or a blanket. The Board has a lot on its collective plate, including several items that taken together will [continue reading]

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]

President Obama’s proposed budget calls for $130 million for two Metro projects: Purple Line Extension and Regional Connector

Some very welcome news via the proposed budget released today by President Barack Obama: the budget includes $130 million to help fund two of Metro’s big rail projects: the Purple Line Extension and the Regional Connector. The budget allocates $65 million to both projects. This is the first time that [continue reading]

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