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L.A. Metro launches pilot program for SBE, DBE, and DVBE firms

Management & Operations| March 20, 2018

The $1.3 million Contractor Development and Bonding Program will enable qualified entrepreneurs to successfully compete for construction-related contracts.

L.A. Metro breaks ground on section 2 of Purple Line light rail extension

Rail| February 26, 2018

The entire Purple Line Extension project is based on a three-phase construction schedule, which is expected to include $3.6 billion in federal grants.

Rail| January 30, 2018

L.A. Metro Red Line subway celebrates 25 years of service

The popularity of the subway system sparked a renaissance of rail planning and construction in L.A. County that now spans 105 miles of Metro Rail, with four new projects currently under construction.

Technology| December 21, 2017

LA Metro receives unsolicited proposal for accelerated delivery of BRT project

The agency’s Office of Extraordinary Innovation is now in the process of assembling a phase 1 review team to evaluate the concept on its financial and technical merit.

Management & Operations| December 5, 2017

LA Metro looks to increase hiring of women for construction jobs

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.

Rail| December 4, 2017

LA Metro breaks ground on $1.5B Gold Line rail extension

The historic ceremony held over the weekend marks the first Measure M-funded rail project to begin construction. 

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.”

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| 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.

Management & Operations| July 30, 2017

LA Metro launches workforce development program

Career pathways include construction, non-construction opportunities in operations/maintenance, administration and professional services in the transportation industry.


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