Metro hosted a session this morning titled “Everything You Wanted to Know About the New Federal Surface Transportation Bill.” I'll try to distill the nearly three-hour session to a few nuggets for everyday people not versed in the, uh, fascinating universe of transportation funding. * •At the top of [continue reading]
This should be an interesting event — and a good chance for anyone to learn about the bill from those who know the ins and outs of the legislation. If interested in attending, please make an RSVP today.
Upcoming panel: Everything you wanted to know about the federal transportation bill but were afraid to ask
I thought some readers may be interested in attending a panel on Aug. 15 that will discuss the multi-year funding bill recently passed by Congress and signed by President Obama. Please remember to RSVP — these type of events tend to fill up.
Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the Library’s Headlines blog, which you can also access via email subscription or RSS feed. Nice video on eating along the Expo Line from Willy Blackmore, the L.A. [continue reading]
I decided to flee town for a week of vacation because I didn’t believe much would be happening in early July, especially with Independence Day falling on a Wednesday. And — surprise!! — I was only 110 percent wrong. Whoopsydoodle. I knew in advance I would miss the Orange Line [continue reading]
The Surface Transportation Bill was signed into law at 5:32 EST. In case you missed it, here is a replay in the ‘photos & video’ menu of the White House [continue reading]
UPDATE (2:04 p.m.): The signing will be streamed live at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live President Obama is scheduled to sign the Surface Transportation Bill at 4:55 p.m. EST (1:55 p.m. PST). The long-awaited transportation bill includes America Fast Forward, which would make it possible for localities — including Los Angeles — to accelerate [continue reading]
America Fast Forward – Embedded in Surface Transportation Bill – Heads to White House for President’s Signature
Metro CEO Art Leahy has just issued this legislative alert: America Fast Forward – Embedded in Surface Transportation Bill – Heads to White House for President’s Signature America Fast Forward, the innovative national transportation finance plan championed by our Board Chairman and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and our Board [continue reading]
The Metro Board of Directors on Thursday voted 10 to 3 to ask Los Angeles County voters to extend the Measure R half-cent sales tax for 30 years beyond its 2039 expiration date to possibly accelerate transit and road projects funded by the original Measure R while creating jobs in [continue reading]
Measure R was approved by nearly 68 percent of Los Angeles County voters in 2008 as a half-cent sales tax that would be in effect for 30 years — with an expiration date of mid-2039. As many Source readers know, Metro staff are proposing to ask county voters to extend [continue reading]