Transportation headlines, Wednesday, May 21

Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Pick your social media poison!  Give L.A.’s riders a fare hike that’s fair (L.A. Times)  The editorial partially backs the Metro staff proposal for fare increases that will be considered [continue reading]

Why You Ride: Bicycle Edition – Sweeyoke Ooi, known for her cycling adventures, advocacy and positive energy

We are collecting nominations for the Year-Round Golden Pedal Awards, Metro’s competition for great stories about bicycling. We’re featuring these stories in a monthly Why You Ride series because for many Angelenos, Bike Week never ends! Name: Sweeyoke Ooi Commuting Mode: Hybrid (Bike / Public Transit) Sweeyoke Ooi loves bicycles! She also [continue reading]

Purple Line Extension secures $1.25-billion federal New Starts grant and $856-million federally-backed loan

Officials from Metro and the Federal Transit Administration signed a pair of agreements this morning in Washington D.C. for a $1.25-billion federal grant and a $856-million federally-backed loan to build the first phase of the Purple Line Extension subway under Wilshire Boulevard. We’ll post video of this morning’s event later. The agreements clear [continue reading]