Policy & Funding

Transit group calls for President Obama to include public transit investment in State of Union speech

American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President William Millar issued the following statement on Monday. Metro is a member of APTA: “On behalf of the millions of Americans who rely on public transportation every day, I call on President Obama to address the urgent need for infrastructure investment, including public transportation, [continue reading]

Metrolink receives over $75 Million from CTC to fund safety and growth projects in SoCal

Here’s the press release from Metrolink, the commuter rail agency partially funded by Metro: Positive Train Control project receives $68.75 million and capacity-enhancing project on the Antelope Valley line gets $7.2 million Los Angeles – Late last week, the California Transportation Commission allocated $1 billion for transportation projects across the [continue reading]

ExpressLanes project picks contractor

Here’s the news from Metro CEO Art Leahy’s daily email to staff: Today, a major milestone was reached with the ExpressLanes Project with the issuance of the Notice to Proceed to Atkinson Contractors, LP. The Contractor was competitively selected to design-build-operate-and–maintain (DBOM) the ExpressLanes Demonstration Project. The Atkinson team includes AECOM for [continue reading]