America Fast Forward

U.S. Senate Moves Forward On Surface Transportation Bill – House Of Representatives Struggles To Do The Same

Here’s the update from Metro’s government relations staff: Following a bi-partisan agreement by leaders last night, the U.S. Senate is considering a series of amendments today to its surface transportation bill, S.1813 (Moving Ahead For Progress in the 21st Century). The bill, which includes an innovative finance section titled America [continue reading]

China Fast Forward?

  A recent article in the Los Angeles Times reports that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and a representative from Metro had a “very preliminary” discussion with Chinese officials about the possibility of China making an investment in transit in Los Angeles. I considered this idea in a piece back in July 2010 in [continue reading]

U.S. Senate committee passes two-year transportation funding bill, including some of America Fast Forward

Here’s the good word from Metro’s government relations staff: Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, led by Chair, Senator Boxer, unanimously passed a two-year Transportation Reauthorization titled Moving Ahead for Progress (MAP-21). The bill radically alters federal funding for transportation throughout the United States. The bill’s summary, text [continue reading]