Metro Board meeting underway

Good morning. This is your government speaking!

The August meeting of the Metro Board of Directors just got underway a few minutes ago.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa — the new chairman of the Metro Board — just finished some opening remarks, saying that he would like to spend the next year focusing on accelerating construction of Measure R projects through America Fast Forward, maintaining and improving the bus system, developing more plans for transit-oriented development and creating jobs.

I’ll provide more coverage of the meeting as the day goes.