Voting has been a little slow in our latest poll. At present, those who voted for Metro coming up with the bucks to build the station are leading. Here are more details on the issue.
Metro will hold four community meetings beginning Wednesday, October 20, to update the public on the South Bay Metro Green Line Extension project. The purpose of these meetings is to seek public comments and input as the environmental process continues for extending rail service farther into the South Bay to [continue reading]
On Oct. 28, the Metro Board of Directors are scheduled to vote on an alignment for the Regional Connector and whether to launch a final environmental study — the prelude to construction of the project. In the project’s draft environmental impact statement/report, Metro staff recommended a fully underground line between [continue reading]
Here’s the video recently posted by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on the 30/10 Initiative, which hopes to build 12 Measure R transit projects in the next 10 years by using federal loans and other financing. Villaraigosa — also a member of the Metro Board of Directors — first floated [continue reading]
Here are the renderings of the Metro project that was awarded funding by the FTA’s “State of Good Repair” bus initiative yesterday. (See previous post) Metro plans to use the funding to construct a new three-story bus operations and maintenance facility in downtown Los Angeles to meet the agency’s demand [continue reading]
I found these four maps in one of the appendices of the Regional Connector’s draft environmental impact statement/report. I posted them because they’re kind of interesting — it’s a chance to see both population and job density around some of Metro’s current and future transit lines in the years 2005 [continue reading]
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced today that as part of the State of Good Repair Bus Initiative, Metro has been awarded $47.75 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation. “Today’s announcement is welcome news for the region and the funding provided will go a long way toward maintaining Metro’s transportation [continue reading]
From the Department of Self-Promotion: I was on AirTalk with Larry Mantle on KPCC (89.3 FM) last Thursday, talking about the Regional Connector and touching on a few other subjects — such as the impact of transit on traffic. If you want to give it a listen, here’s the link.
The Metrolink Board of Directors approved a contract on Friday for a positive train control system to prevent future collisions. The press release from Metrolink is below; Metro is one of the five local transportation agencies that funds Metrolink. Positive Train Control Moves Ahead at Metrolink Board of Directors Authorizes [continue reading]
County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s website is reporting there will likely be a change of plans when it comes to tearing down the Mulholland Bridge as part of the project to add a northbound carpool lane to the 405 freeway over the Sepulveda Pass. Instead of first tearing down the bridge [continue reading]