Here are a few other items of interest tackled at today’s meeting of the full Metro Board of Directors:
•The Board approved a $302-million contract with New Flyer of America for the purchase of 550 new 40-foot buses powered by compressed natural gas. Staff report (pdf)
•The Board approved a contract modification up to $610,000 with Cubic Transportation Systems for the purchase and installation of four ticket vending machines for the El Monte Transit Center. Staff report (pdf)
•The Board approved a series of contract modifications totaling about $13.5 million with outside firms, including URS Corporation, for continued work on the I-710 South Corridor Project’s environmental studies. Staff report (pdf)
•The Board approved giving Metro the authority to enter into an exclusive negotiating agreement with three developers seeking to build a mixed-use project that would partially occupy Metro-owned land adjacent to the Red Line’s Vermont/Sunset Station. Staff report (pdf)
How can the addtion of 4 TVM machines cost over $600K?
As if the Silver Line’s fare structure is not confusing enough? Now we have Silver Line + 577X + local routes (perhaps + FT local and FT Silver Streak?). I hope this plan means a TVM overhaul.
El Monte Station can’t even get the “Nextrip” Monitors activated! Why should anyone thing “TVM’s” will work?
Okay we will now have TVMs for the Silver Line at El Monte, but what about the remaining 8 stations?