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LA Metro rail extension project marks tunneling milestone

Rail| December 12, 2017

Angeli, the tunnel boring machine, was lowered into the ground near 1st and Central in late 2016 and began digging the tunnels in early February.

LA Metro looks to increase hiring of women for construction jobs

Management & Operations| December 5, 2017

A motion calls for agency to create and publish a score card system that reflects percentages of women hired by Metro contractors and develop an incentive program.

Management & Operations| December 4, 2017

Mayor unveils LA Metro '28 by 28' Olympic transportation projects initiative

Seventeen projects already are slated for completion before 2028, of which four are Measure R funded and 13 are funded by Measure M. Eight additional accelerated project schedules are deemed “aspirational.”

Bus| December 1, 2017

Publisher's Perspective: Transit seeking ways to combat declining bus ridership

This past May, I discussed factors that may be contributing to a disturbing trend in recent years — declining bus patronage — and ways to combat it.

Rail| November 29, 2017

L.A. Mayor set to unveil '28 by 28' Olympics transportation plan

The plan, which is preperation for the summer Olympics in 2028, includes light rail expansions, a bus rapid transit network, and highway improvement and widening efforts.

Management & Operations| November 27, 2017

How L.A. Metro is inspiring, training tomorrow's transportation workforce

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Thirty-nine percent of Metro’s workforce will be eligible for retirement over the next three years and 69% of Metro employees are over the age of 40.

Management & Operations| November 21, 2017

LA Metro teams to bring shared rides to select train stations

The project will be supported in part by a $1.35 million from Mobility on Demand Sandbox grant from the Federal Transit Administration FTA.

Bus| November 1, 2017

L.A. Metro expands all-door boarding for key Metro Rapid lines

Riders will be able to board at any door of a bus – front, middle or rear – and will pay their fare by using the TAP fare validator installed at each door.

Sustainability| October 11, 2017

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

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.

Management & Operations| October 11, 2017

Metrolink’s Leahy ‘navigates complex relationships’

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.

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