Two projects — an extension of the Green Line and the Crenshaw Corridor — got a wee bit of a boost in the Metro Board of Directors’ planning committee on Wednesday afternoon. First, the committee asked for a more detailed environmental study on an extension of the Green Line to [continue reading]
We launched the Source quickly last month in time to report on the October meeting of the Board of Directors. But I wanted to circle back and try to better explain something that happened at the September meeting — when the Board voted to seek federal funds for both the [continue reading]
This morning the Mayor’s office released the following press release: MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA TO ANNOUNCE “30/10” PUSH TO ACCELERATE MEASURE R TRANSIT FUNDING LOS ANGELES – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will announce that he is building a coalition to support the acceleration of the transit projects included in Measure R over 30 [continue reading]
It may only be a coincidence, but Metro contractors have just completed the first project on the Metro Orange Line Extension at the same time the “Valley’s Best Short-Cut” marks its fourth service anniversary.
Here are today’s transpo headlines, courtesy of the Metro library. The Pasadena Star-News reports that a lawsuit filed by South Pasadena and La Canada against Metro was recently thrown out. The issue was the 710, with both cities saying that it was wrong for Metro to include the 710 gap [continue reading]
After the Measure R half-cent sales tax was approved last year by voters, Metro officials said they would aggressively move the county’s transportation agenda forward. The tax increase took effect in July and with revenues now trickling in, planning of several rail lines is chugging along. Three Measure R projects [continue reading]
The Gold Line to East Los Angeles is not yet open — that is scheduled for November — but an extension of the light rail line is already rolling through the planning stages. Four proposed routes for the line was recently whittled to a list of two: one along the [continue reading]