Projects

Is there another way to tunnel?

There was an intriguing discussion on Thursday in the Construction Committee of the Metro Board of Directors involving different tunneling methods that could be used on the Westside Subway Extension and other Metro projects that may require tunneling such as the Downtown Regional Connector, the Crenshaw Line and a 710 [continue reading]

Mayors on board with 30/10 Initiative

I just wanted to circle back to this morning’s transportation headlines, which included this tidbit: The U.S. Conference of Mayors voted unanimously on Monday to support the 30/10 Initiative. Attentive readers will recall that 30/10 was conceived by L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and then later embraced by the Board of [continue reading]

Is 30/10 going to happen soon?

I was (predictably) hiking in Yosemite on Friday when the news broke in L.A. that U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood had expressed his strongest support to date of the 30/10 Initiative AND that the federal government was also supportive of doing the engineering work for the Westside Subway Extension all [continue reading]

Rep. Judy Chu endorses 30/10 Initiative

Congresswoman Judy Chu, who represents California’s 32nd District, issued a release today showing her support the 30/10 Initiative: Washington, D.C.– Today Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) announced support of  Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LA County MTA’s 30/10 Initiative.  The 30/10 program will take 12 transportation investment projects approved in the 30-year [continue reading]