transportation funding

Metro staff seeks approval to secure federal funding for Phase 2 of Purple Line Extension subway

Pre-construction is already underway on the first phase of the Purple Line Extension, which will stretch the subway from its current terminus at Western Avenue to La Cienega Boulevard with new stations at Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax and Wilshire/La Cienega. Earlier this year, Metro received $2.1 billion in federal grants and loans [continue reading]

Transportation headlines, Monday, July 21: preparing for the ‘Century Crunch’

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!  Century Crunch could make journey to LAX worse (Daily Breeze) Coverage of the closure this weekend of the intersection of Aviation and Century boulevards near [continue reading]

Transportation headlines, Monday, December 2

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! Ridership discrepancy calls Metro’s estimation method into question (L.A. Times) The article ponders the difference between Metro’s traditional way of estimating ridership and new data [continue reading]

Congresswoman Karen Bass introduces local hire legislation — bill is consistent with America Fast Forward legislation

This is an important issue because local transit agencies are currently prohibited from creating local hiring programs when using federal funds for projects. The rationale has been that all Americans should have access to jobs created with national funding, but the policy fails to take into account that most of [continue reading]

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