The big news on Thursday was the $2.25 billion federal grant to California to help build a planned $43-billion high-speed rail line between Anaheim and San Francisco. I thought this quote from State Sen. Alan Lowenthal (who represents the Long Beach area) in the L.A. Times hit the nail on [continue reading]
The northbound 405 freeway is scheduled to be fully closed between Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards tonight for work on the Sepulveda Pass widening project. Ramp closures could begin as early as 8 p.m. and lane closures after 9 p.m. Here’s the latest construction update.
Here are three of the noteworthy actions taken by the Metro Board of Directors at their meeting Thursday: *A contract worth up to $30.45 million was approved with 21 local tow truck companies to provide Freeway Service Patrols. Item 60 on the agenda. *The Board decided to restart the process [continue reading]
The monthly meeting of the Metro Board of Directors began a few minutes ago. The agenda is on the light side today, but we’ll post a roundup of actions taken later in the day.
A few more notes on the announcement by President Obama today that California will receive $2.25 billion in federal funds for a high-speed rail line between Anaheim and San Francisco: *The state of California had applied for $4.7 billion in funds to help build four segments of the line, including [continue reading]
As of 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, three major media outlets — Bloomberg News, the Wall Street Journal and the San Jose Mercury News — were reporting that the Obama Administration will provide about $2.3 billion to California’s effort to build a high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Anaheim. Obama is [continue reading]
Goodbye rain and hello freeway construction: The northbound 405 freeway will be fully closed between the 10 freeway and Santa Monica Boulevard from midnight to 5 a.m. on Thursday morning as part of the project to build a carpool lane over the Sepulveda Pass. Ramp closures could begin as early [continue reading]
Could the Los Angeles-to-Anaheim segment of the high-speed rail route between Anaheim and San Francisco receive some federal funding this week? Money to build high-speed infrastructure seems a possibility, according to media reports and this nugget that Metro CEO Art Leahy included in his daily email to staff yesterday: President [continue reading]
The federal government, with a push from Sen. Dianne Feinstein, has loaned $171 million to help finance a renovation of the Transbay Terminal in downtown San Francisco, reports the Chronicle. Feinstein said that she wants to see such low-interest loans used more often. So do local officials in Los Angeles [continue reading]
Federal officials have denied a request by Metro to provide $77.6 million in the coming year’s federal budget to be used for preliminary engineering on the Westside Subway Extension and Downtown Regional Connector projects. At the same time, federal officials say they are diligently working with Metro to advance planning [continue reading]