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! Just a reminder, there’s a reason they haven’t begun digging the 710 tunnel (Streetsblog L.A.) The foremost reasons are that the environmental review process is [continue reading]
This is the latest chapter in what has been an annual debate on what the federal government should be spending on helping local areas build and maintain transportation infrastructure. It’s important to Metro because the federal government has been — and hopefully will continue to be — a funding partner [continue reading]
Mayor Garcetti's news release on $200 million in federal funding in next year's budget for Metro projects
Here’s a news release from the office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on the good news in President Obama’s recently-announced budget for the next fiscal year: GARCETTI ANNOUNCES FEDERAL FUNDING IN PRESIDENT’S BUDGET; URGES CONGRESS TO PASS MULTI-YEAR FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION BILL LOS ANGELES–Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that President [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! Obama’s budget is a populist wish list and an election blueprint (New York Times) The $3.9-trillion budget for fiscal year 2015 is designed to draw [continue reading]
The above graphic is certainly worth a look. It shows the amount of federal New Starts money received by Metro on an annual basis since 1993. New Starts is a federal program that helps local transit agencies pay for big, expensive projects and most of the money shown above went [continue reading]
Both parts of America Fast Forward initiative are in President Obama's proposal for four-year transportation bill!
Earlier today in Minnesota, President Obama announced his proposal for a four-year transportation spending bill that would include both parts of Metro’s America Fast Forward initiative. If Congress was to vote the bill into law — and that’s a big ‘if’ — that could be a boon to Metro and [continue reading]
You know the drill: To get our attention, tweet us at @MetroLosAngeles tag to your tweets and subscribe to our feed if you haven’t already. For specific complaints and customer service, please use the Customer Comment Form on metro.net. I’m trying something a little different this week — putting most of the tweets in chronological [continue reading]
Here’s our original post along with the Metro news release. And here’s the FTA’s news release. And the non-government view of things? Here’s the L.A. Times article.
From our friends at the Federal Transit Administration: LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today celebrated the signing of a $670 million construction grant agreement to help build the Regional Connector light rail transit line in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The two-mile [continue reading]
Officials from Metro and the Federal Transit Administration signed a pair of agreements Thursday that will provide a $670-million federal grant and a $160-million federally-backed loan for the Regional Connector light rail project. The total budget of the project is $1.37 billion. A media event with public officials is being [continue reading]