A few items of interest tackled by the Metro Board at today’s monthly meeting: •The Board approved Item 16 to provide $1.3 million for improvements to the Branford Street railroad crossing of Metrolink tracks in Los Angeles in the northeast San Fernando Valley. Improvements include pedestrian gates, roadway widening and [continue reading]
Board of Directors motion asks Metro to make renewed effort on public-private parnterships to fund transpo projects
Interesting motion above that was approved today by the Metro Board. My read on the motion: it’s three members of the Metro Board — Eric Garcetti, Michael D. Antonovich and Diane DuBois — asking Metro to step up its game when it comes to developing public-private partnerships to help fund [continue reading]
Metro received its new Mobile Command Center this morning, raising the bar when it comes to preparedness for big events and/or emergencies. The command center may look like a giant black mobile home from the outside, but on the inside it has everything necessary to help keep communications, security, bus [continue reading]
The gavel has just dropped on today’s meeting of the Metro Board of Directors. Here’s the agenda — looks to be a fairly quiet meeting today. You can listen to the meeting over the phone by dialing 213-922-6045. I’ll post a roundup of the meeting later.
Both parts of America Fast Forward initiative are in President Obama's proposal for four-year transportation bill!
Earlier today in Minnesota, President Obama announced his proposal for a four-year transportation spending bill that would include both parts of Metro’s America Fast Forward initiative. If Congress was to vote the bill into law — and that’s a big ‘if’ — that could be a boon to Metro and [continue reading]
And here’s the video from yesterday’s media event on the Orange Line to promote new efforts to thwart fare evasion along the busway. Here’s the news release.
Metro is considering restructuring fares and is providing information and an opportunity to comment on the proposal at “Fare Forums” at each of the Metro Service Council meetings in March. Public comments gathered at the Fare Forums will be transcribed and submitted to the Metro Board of Directors as part of the record [continue reading]
Here’s the news release from Metro: To reduce fare evasion on the Orange Line, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Transit Services Bureau (TSB) have joined in a two-pronged effort to improve communication and enforce laws requiring riders to buy [continue reading]
A Metrolink media event just wrapped at Union Station to announce that Positive Train Control — a technology used to prevent trains colliding — will start being used on some of the commuter’s railroad trains in Southern California. Here is the news release from Metrolink: LOS ANGELES – Senator Dianne [continue reading]
Metro debuted the first of 550 New Flyer buses this morning. The New Flyer buses will be replacing the remaining high floor buses, thus making Metro a 100 percent low-floor fleet. Additionally, the buses will eventually replace all coaches built between 1999 and 2001, which will result in a much [continue reading]