Government Issues

Secretary Foxx tours L.A. Metro, touts infrastructure

Posted on May 19, 2015

Juan Ocampo/Metro
Juan Ocampo/Metro

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was in Los Angeles late last week to tour the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (L.A. Metro) Division 13 Bus Maintenance and Operations Facility, a new, state-of-the-art facility that will significantly improve bus service in the heart of the city.

Foxx was joined by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, L.A. Metro CEO Phillip Washington and local officials to discuss the importance of investing in public transportation projects that create ladders of opportunity for local residents. Foxx toured projects throughout the country to highlight the nation’s third annual Infrastructure Week, which brings together thousands of stakeholders across the country to highlight the importance of investing in America’s infrastructure, and to encourage Congress to act on a long-term transportation bill.

“Public transportation provides critical support to hardworking Americans trying to access jobs, medical care, education and other vital services,” said Foxx. “We must continue to invest in our nation’s transportation infrastructure to ensure safe and reliable travel options that meet the needs of today’s riders, as well as for future generations.”

L.A. Metro’s Division 13 bus facility will serve as a bus maintenance, operations and service facility in downtown Los Angeles, and will accommodate 200 CNG buses and fueling equipment. The facility, which incorporates many sustainable design features, is currently under construction and expected to open this fall.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration contributed $53.25 million in federal funding toward the $120 million total project cost.

Investments like L.A. Metro’s new bus facility are vital to meet the transportation needs of the nation and to support local economic development.

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

More News

Utah becomes 3rd state to obtain federal State Safety Oversight certification

If a state fails to meet the deadline, the FTA is prohibited by law from awarding any new federal transit funds to public transportation agencies within the state until certification is achieved.

APTA Board of Directors selects new President/CEO

In a unanimous vote today, the board named Paul P. Skoutelas to serve as its new leader effective January 8, 2018.

U.S. DOT publishes rule to enhance safety, combat opioid epidemic

The ability to test for a broader range of opioids will advance transportation safety significantly and provide another deterrence to opioid abuse, which will better protect the public and ultimately save lives, according to Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

Santa Barbara MTD named Calif. Transit Agency of the Year

California Transit Association’s Transit Agency of the Year award recognizes a program or service that demonstrates innovative concepts, effective problem-solving techniques, or promotes a positive image of transit in the community.

Nearly 90% of public transit ballot initiatives pass in 2017

Throughout the country this year, voters in 17 states and communities of all sizes voted for increased investment in public transportation, bringing the success rate to nearly 90% (87.5%), according to the American Public Transportation Association

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