Policy & Funding

Rail car contract update

As many readers already know, a proposed deal for Metro to spend $300 million to purchase 100 new rail cars from the manufacturer AnsaldoBreda collapsed over the weekend when the company asked again for changes to a contract with the agency. The Los Angeles Times’ editorial page weighed in on [continue reading]

Villaraigosa to offer plan to speed up projects

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says that he is going to offer a plan at Friday’s housing summit at UCLA to build 12 transportation projects in the next 10 years, according to a story posted this evening on the Los Angeles Times’ website. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/10/villaraigosa-has-bullish-plan-for-la-rail-transit-projects.html I heard the mayor was going [continue reading]