Bus

L.A. Metro board adopts FY10 budget

Posted on May 29, 2009

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors adopted a $3.9 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2009-10, which begins July 1, 2009.

The spending plan is half a billion dollars, or just under 15 percent more, than the current Metro budget. The increase is largely due to a spate of new highway and transit building projects. Altogether, Metro will undertake $636 million in new programs in FY10, funded largely with federal stimulus funds and the new Measure R transit sales tax that will be collected starting July 1.

Major transportation advances in the coming fiscal year for Metro, include the beginning of operations for the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension to East Los Angeles, the purchase of 219 compressed natural gas buses for Metro and its contract carriers, the continued construction of the Expo light rail line from downtown Los Angeles to Culver City.

As mandated by Measure R, there will be no general Metro fare increase in FY10, and fares for seniors, students, the disabled and Medicare recipients will stay at current levels for five years.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

First Transit awarded Philadelphia American Airlines shuttle ops contract

The company will transport passengers on the ramp side of the airport between all terminals serving the airline. The contract also includes preventative maintenance.

REV Bus Group partners with Schetky NW Bus Sales for spring events

Will present Champion Bus unit at Schetky booth at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference and Tradeshow (formerly ALFA) in Denver May 9 to 12.

XL Hybrids introduces cloud-based fleet analytics system

XL Link is currently measuring key performance indicators in vehicles equipped with XL3® Hybrid Electric Drive Systems for major fleets, such as the City of Boston, Yale University, AmeriPride Services and Montgomery County, Md., to name a few.

Truck plows into Las Vegas transit bus, injures 15

One truck passenger, a woman who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, while the driver and the other occupants of the truck were also hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries, including broken legs. Ten bus passengers also were sent to hospitals, but their injuries were minor or nonlife-threatening.

Haldex launches Midland value line brand in North America

Midland products today include actuators, air tanks, air coils and air tubes as well as electrical coils, clutch, fittings, glad-hands and water pumps.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close