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

Grande West receives orders for 9 Vicinity buses

Current total firm orders for 2017 and the first half of 2018 Vicinity deliveries are for 276 buses valued at over $74 million.

Gillig moves into upgraded HQ in Livermore, Calif.

The 127-year-old business, which operated out of Hayward for more than 80 years, will celebrate its grand opening on June 1.

Alexander Dennis begins Switzerland double-decker bus deliveries

The vehicles ordered for Eastern Switzerland are based on the company's Enviro500 standard model, but the company has adapted them to PostBus’s needs and Swiss regulations.

MCI delivers Commuter Coaches, J4500s to Texas, Canada

The first five Woodlands Township MCI Commuter Coaches were delivered in December of 2015, followed by 10 more coaches in March 2016, while Banff's Brewster Travel Canada has added 20 J4500s in 2016 and 2017.

ARBOC produces Spirit of Liberty buses for Fla. agency

Martin County intends to use these buses on their Commuter Service to Palm Beach County.

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