Chapman University is hosting the day-long Southern California Transit Forum today. The agenda includes panel discussions of funding and high-speed rail issues, among others. Here’s the Forum’s web page that includes the agenda and links to live video from the event. Metro CEO Art Leahy and Metro Board member Richard [continue reading]
The Board of Directors of the Expo Line Construction Authority voted on Thursday evening to approve the final environmental impact report for the light rail line from Culver City to Santa Monica. The vote allows design and construction work of the line to go forward. The seven-mile, $1.5-billion line is [continue reading]
The Expo Line Construction Authority board voted Thursday evening 6 to 0 with one abstention to approve the final environmental document for the second phase of the Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica. More later.
Blame or thank — depending on your point of view — the weather.
The Los Angeles Times’ editorial page opines that the Expo Line Construction Authority’s board of directors should certify the environmental report for the Culver City-to-Santa Monica segment of the line. The board meets this afternoon in downtown L.A. Excerpt: The agency is building sound walls to reduce noise, grade separations [continue reading]
The Metro employees planning the Downtown Regional Connector projects recently published their monthly update on the project, which I’ve cut and pasted below. The connector would tie together the two Gold Lines, the Blue Line and Expo Line so that passengers on all four lines can travel into the heart [continue reading]
President Obama on Monday released his budget for fiscal year 2011, including his recommendations for transportation funding. The chart above, produced by Metro, shows how Obama officials want to dole out money from the federal New Starts program that helps local areas pay for big transit projects. The gist of [continue reading]
Blue Line passengers be warned: due to Expo Line light rail construction, there are likely going to be delays in Blue Line service of up to 30 minutes over each of the next three weekends. In other words, it’s going to take up to 30 minutes longer for trains to [continue reading]
At 2 p.m. on Thursday at the County Hall of Administration in downtown Los Angeles, the second phase of the Expo Line light rail line faces a pivotal moment: the seven-member Board of Directors of the Expo Line Construction Authority are scheduled to vote to certify the final environmental impact [continue reading]
It seems that Los Angeles County Supervisor and Metro Board member Mark Ridley-Thomas wasn’t pleased to recently read in the Daily Journal that Metro has spent $32 million in legal costs to litigate a case against a contractor that involves the agency trying to recover $10 million. As a result, [continue reading]