Today’s transportation headlines, compiled by Metro library chief Matthew Barrrett, feature a fair number of stories involving the politics of the Metro Board of Directors. That’s not too surprising, especially after the news on Tuesday when 14 members of Congress wrote that the Board should ask the federal government for more money for more transit projects — and not just for the subway and downtown regional connector.
As a result, the Los Angeles Times editorializes that the Board got it right the first time in choosing the subway and connector while a trio of Congress members — Judy Chu, David Dreier and Adam Schiff — write in an opinion piece that other projects are worthy of federal funding, too. Over at Huffington Post, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa — who is also on the Metro Board — argues that now is the time to adopt the agency’s long-range plan and stand behind the original federal request for the subway and connector.
There are also several clips that mention the launching of The Source. We’re flattered!
Get federal funding for transit on track, LA Times
Now’s the Time for Our Long Range Transportation Plan, Huffington Post
An Open Letter to the Metro Board, LA Subway Blog
Governor Acts of Assemblyman Eng’s Legislative Package, Mid Valley News
Guest View: Members agree: Fund local transit projects, Pasadena Star News
LAX hikes parking fees at economy lots, LA Times
LAX passenger traffic rises for first time in 18 months, Daily Breeze
Metro to Update on Eastside Transit Corridor, Mid Valley News
Monterey Park gets bullet train briefing, ABC News
More Journos Hire Out as Bloggers, LA Observed
One Santa Fe Finally Moving, Architects Newspaper
Our View: Metro should heed advice, San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Spain’s High-Speed Trains Outmuscle Airlines, Business Week
State, county officials back regional MTA funding strategy, Santa Clarita Signal
Time to (finally) de-guzzle our cars?, LA Times
Transportation in 2: Impact of Bus Reductions, Mile By Mile
Updates from Habib Balian CEO, Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, Duarte Chamber of Commerce
Workshop offers track to port’s freight-rail knowledge, Daily Breeze
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