Above is a report prepared by Metro CEO Art Leahy and Metro staff for the agency’s Board of Directors. The short of it: Metro would eventually have to cut service if the federal Highway Trust Fund continues to wither. The bigger issue is this: Congress is due this year to [continue reading]
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! A stowaway on Expo 2 (ZevWeb) Supervisor and Metro Board Member Zev Yaroslavsky got a lift along part of the Expo Line Phase 2 alignment in [continue reading]
The amendment was authored by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles). It’s still not the law of the land, but is significant. The issue is that receiving federal funding for projects comes with strings attached in terms of restrictions on local hiring preferences. Here is the news release from her office: [continue reading]
The Metro Board of Directors voted Thursday to raise Metro bus and train fares no earlier than September 1 but declined to impose the agency’s staff recommendation for additional increases in 2017 and 2020. The Board also decided to freeze fares for students. Under the new fares, the regular fare will rise from [continue reading]
Here’s another video from Saturday’s festivities for the 75th anniversary of Union Station. There’s some nice footage that gives you an idea of the flavor of the day and the seriously big crowds that descended upon Union Station.
Don Knabe and state leaders launch new anti-child sex trafficking awareness Metro and billboard campaign
Los Angeles County Supervisor and Metro Board Member Don Knabe joined California State Senators Ted Lieu and Bob Huff on Friday to reiterate their collective efforts to crack down on the demand-side of the illicit child sex trafficking industry and announce the launch of a new county-wide Metro and billboard [continue reading]
Good morning, Metro riders and stakeholders! Metro Board Chair Diane DuBois just dropped the gavel on the public hearing over Metro’s proposed fare changes; the two options by Metro staff are shown above. DuBois emphasized that no decision is being made today and that the Metro Board of Directors — the 13-member [continue reading]
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! L.A. should hike sales tax to pay for street repair, report says (L.A. Times) Two city of Los Angeles officials — the Chief Administrative Officer [continue reading]
Metro CEO Art Leahy and other agency officials visited Crenshaw High School on Friday morning as part of African American History Month and to promote careers in the transportation industry to students who live and go to school along the route of the future Crenshaw/LAX Line. The high school [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.