March 19, 2014
Items that may be 2 million years old are found in an exploratory shaft that was dug by L.A. Metro to assess soil conditions for future tunnels and stations. A paleontologist said that the area holds “the best record of life from the last great ice age in the world.”
February 24, 2014
The agency eliminated their positions to make operations more efficient. The move may also ease its financial issues since it is facing an operating deficit of $36 million in 2016.
February 20, 2014
The project will reconfigure Metro's three existing light rail lines into two lines, eliminating the need for riders to transfer from light rail to the subway system lines and back.
January 21, 2014
Transportation officials recommended increasing fares gradually by up to 117% over the next eight years to address what could potentially be a $225 million debt for the transit system in 10 years.
April 3, 2013
Funding is expected to cover repair and operational costs for the streetcar for three decades. The vote was a victory for the project’s advocates, who emphasized the trolley's potential to create economic growth in the downtown area.
December 19, 2012
After years of creating separate transportation plans for Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles World Airports and L.A. Metro teamed up to develop options to place a rail stop at the airport.
December 11, 2012
Because of a state law that requires at least a two-thirds majority vote, Los Angeles County’s Measure J, a $90-billion transit sales tax extension that gained 66.1% of the vote, did not pass.
December 5, 2012
Would run through three of downtown's main arteries. Another major transportation infrastructure project planned for downtown is a regional connector, a $1.3-billion subway line.
November 19, 2012
California State University, Northridge’s new station for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority buses enables students to get to their classes without having to pay for a parking spot or search for parking.
November 2, 2012
Opponents say Measure J, which would extend an existing transit tax from 2039 to 2069, providing money to speed completion of at least six rail projects by 2024, would significantly raise fares, cut bus lines or both due to the cost of operating so many new lines ahead of schedule.
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