Policy & Funding

Foothill agreement delayed

The Board of Director’s Measure R committee delayed voting until next month on an agreement with the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority over how to transfer funds between Metro and the Authority. The Authority is a separate agency set up to build the first phase of the Foothill Extension [continue reading]

State budget update

The budget proposed last month by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is slowly working its way through the Legislature and is being closely watched by Metro. Schwarzenegger’s budget has been criticized by agencies and transit advocates for steering too much money away from transit. The State Senate has fixed that, to some [continue reading]

Transit forum streaming live video

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]