Posts Tagged ‘Metro’

The Expo Line has only been open for a year, is only halfway complete on its journey from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica, and yet it’s already seeing significant ridership growth. Neon Tommy has the story: Ridership on weekdays has been increasing at a steady clip of about 1,000 per month, reaching an estimated […]

May 6th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) approved a motion asking the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to spend the revenues generated by the AB 32 cap-and-trade for sustainable transportation. As reported by Streetsblog LA: Governor Jerry Brown’s administration states that transportation must be one of the main areas in which cap […]

Mar 31st, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Yesterday we wrote about the need to restore majority rule for transit funding votes in California. The new Democratic supermajority may be headed down that path. State Senator Carol Liu of Pasadena has announced that she is proposing a constitutional amendment to lower the threshold for a local transit tax from 2/3 to 55%: Senator […]

Dec 5th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

The news wasn’t all good for passenger rail on Election Day. Los Angeles County’s Measure J, which would have extended the sales tax for transportation that was approved in 2008 by another 30 years, got 64.72% of the vote – and therefore “lost” according to the idiotic rule requiring a 2/3 vote to raise taxes […]

Nov 8th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized