A few other nuggets from today’s Board meeting:
•(Item 32) The Board delayed a vote on a proposal to rename six train and bus stations.
•(Item 54) The Board, after considerable public testimony, voted to hold off canceling bus service on Line 442 pending a three-month review of what could be done to improve ridership on the line to make it more economically feasible.
•(Item 30) The Board approved a resolution to seek a change in federal law that would allow Metro to require contractors to have local hiring programs on projects in which Metro is contributing at least half the costs. Federal funding prohibits this.
•(Item 39) The Board approved going forward with improvements at Eastside Gold Line street crossings, including in-street warning lights and more signage.
•(Item 6) The Board approved a “renewable energy” policy for the agency that states that Metro will consider and pursue renewable energy technologies as part of its projects, although the technology has to be practical and feasible.
•(Item 12) The Board approved a motion to begin the process of having park-and-ride lots owned by Caltrans transferred to Metro. The idea is to better maintain the lots and make security upgrades. In our post on Metro’s crime stats, we explained that car thefts have been a problem at Caltrans-owned lots along the Green Line.