Purple Line Extension

Purple Line Extension secures $1.25-billion federal New Starts grant and $856-million federally-backed loan

Officials from Metro and the Federal Transit Administration signed a pair of agreements this morning in Washington D.C. for a $1.25-billion federal grant and a $856-million federally-backed loan to build the first phase of the Purple Line Extension subway under Wilshire Boulevard. We’ll post video of this morning’s event later. The agreements clear [continue reading]

Transportation headlines, Tuesday, May 20

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!  My horrible, hopeful L.A. commute (Zocalo Public Square)  Columnist Joe Mathews writes about his three- to four-hour daily journey that involves starting in South Pasadena, [continue reading]

Transportation headlines, Friday, May 9

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!  LAX takes steps to alleviate traffic in what could be a record-setting year (Los Angeles Newspaper Group)  The airport is on track to break its [continue reading]

Transportation headlines, Wednesday, May 7

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!  Just a reminder, there’s a reason they haven’t begun digging the 710 tunnel (Streetsblog L.A.)  The foremost reasons are that the environmental review process is [continue reading]

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