Topic : LA Metro

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New Flyer lands LA Metro contract for up to 100 60-foot electric buses

Sustainability| October 11, 2017

The decision was spurred by Metro’s commitment to all-electric transit buses by 2030, and was supported by the Federal Transit Administration Local Labor Hiring Pilot Program.

Metrolink’s Leahy ‘navigates complex relationships’

Management & Operations| October 11, 2017

One of the nation’s leading transit officials, Leahy served as CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) for six years. During that time, he guided implementation of one of the largest public works programs in U.S. history, securing billions in federal and state dollars to help finance construction of dozens of transit and highway projects.

Sustainability| October 9, 2017

Key considerations for electric bus fleet infrastructure

Air pollution in major cities from Los Angeles to New York, caused in part by fossil fuel-burning vehicles, is a growing issue of concern that many transit agencies and municipalities simply cannot ignore.

Management & Operations| September 25, 2017

L.A. Metro to invest $9M in affordable housing near transit

The Metro Affordable Transportation Connected Housing Program is part of a public-private partnership to loan money to developers to build more affordable housing within a half-mile of transit lines, which in turn could encourage more ridership.

Sustainability| September 21, 2017

LA Metro purchases electric vehicles for non-revenue fleet

The Bolt is a zero-emission electric vehicle with an estimated range of 238 miles per charge.

Management & Operations| September 13, 2017

How implementing biophilic architecture can soothe transit riders

By incorporating simple biophilic principles into station and facility design, cities, and transit agencies can foster stronger connections to nature that improve our overall wellbeing as individuals and as a community.

Management & Operations| August 15, 2017

Two MBEs land historic $100M LA Metro contract

Historically, contracts of this size would go to larger companies, such as CH2M, which is known as a “traditional prime.” But in this case, CH2M will serve as a sub-contractor and mentor these smaller firms.

Bus| July 28, 2017

LA Metro board approves contracts for electric, CNG buses

In total, the board approved the purchase of 60 BYD electric buses, 35 electric New Flyer artics, 65 New Flyer CNG artics, and 295 CNG buses from ENC.

Management & Operations| July 18, 2017

LA Metro considering ridesharing-like microtransit option

Unlike Uber or Lyft, Metro's plan would provide vans instead of cars and pick-ups would include more than one person.

Sustainability| June 23, 2017

LA Metro votes to buy 295 CNG buses

The buses will replace aging vehicles in Metro's fleet and reduce the use of regular natural gas and diesel.

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