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April 3, 2013

Council approves $352M for L.A. streetcar

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.


July 3, 2012

L.A. light rail project passes environmental guidelines

The action is an important prerequisite for Metro to begin final design of the nearly two-mile underground light rail line in Downtown L.A. and for the agency to seek federal funding to help build it.


May 29, 2012

L..A. Metro approves FY2013 budget

Budget, which is balanced with no shortfall, does not propose raising fares. Metro's farebox recovery will stay at 28% — near the bottom of any major operator, with passenger loads also low compared to other transportation agencies in the same range.


March 21, 2012

L.A. Metro unveils rail extension eco report

The Westside Subway Extension proposes to extend the Purple Line subway west from the Wilshire/Western station to the Westwood/VA area.


October 22, 2009

L.A. Metro launches online news/feature service

The Source will showcase real time news about Metro and critical transportation issues as well as feature stories packaged with video, photos and other compelling visuals.


June 24, 2009

L.A. Metro breaks ground on BRT extension

The extension of the dedicated busway will begin at the line's current terminus in Canoga Park and extend four miles north to the Chatsworth Metrolink/Amtrak Station. The extension will add new north-south mobility options and create a vital connection between Metro Orange Line service and the broader inter-urban rail system.


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