State budget

Making the case for Metro in Sacramento

Metro Board Chairman Don Knabe and Metro CEO Art Leahy are in Sacramento today, lobbying state lawmakers to not drastically cut funding in the ongoing state budget negotiations. Above, that’s Knabe meeting this morning with Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, who chairs the Assembly’s transportation committee. Of course, Lowenthal is also a [continue reading]

State budget update

The budget proposed last month by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is slowly working its way through the Legislature and is being closely watched by Metro. Schwarzenegger’s budget has been criticized by agencies and transit advocates for steering too much money away from transit. The State Senate has fixed that, to some [continue reading]

State budget looms

Several media outlets are already reporting that public transit funds will be slashed as part of the state budget that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will announce later this morning. Here’s a link to a story posted online by the L.A. Times today. The story says mass transit will face cuts, but [continue reading]