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Los Angeles County Metro is planning the High Desert Corridor, a multimodal corridor that could include a new freeway link along the Highway 138 route – and for our purposes, a high speed rail connection between Palmdale and Victorville. That link would help bring the XpressWest high speed trains from Las Vegas all the way […]

Jul 9th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

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