Topic : Los Angeles County MTA

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Report examines travel behavior before and after LA Metro light-rail line

Rail| May 14, 2015

The report could be valuable to planners and policy makers because LA Metro's long-range plan has committed funds to six new rail transit lines scheduled to open between now and 2019.

L.A. Metro taps Denver transit chief to lead agency

Management & Operations| March 12, 2015

Phil Washington replaces Art Leahy, who announced in January that he would step down in April.

Management & Operations| January 7, 2015

L.A. Metro CEO to leave agency in April

Art Leahy, who started his transportation career as a bus operator and became one of the nation’s leading transit officials, has headed Metro for six years.

Bus| September 25, 2014

BYD Passes Altoona Testing, Set to Make Big Leap Into the Market

As transit agencies continue to look at ways to both improve their environmental footprint and save money, the interest in all-electric buses has steadily increased.
Rail| May 30, 2014

Tech Report: Kinetic energy storage system increases efficient use of rail power

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently completed the installation of a VYCON kinetic energy storage system at Metro’s Red Line Westlake/MacArthur Park station.
Government Issues| May 21, 2014

L.A. receiving $2.1B for subway extension

Will receive $1.25 billion in construction grant funds from the FTA's Capital Investment Grant Program and up to $856 million from the U.S. DOT's TIFIA loan program.
Rail| May 7, 2014

Los Angeles’ Union Station celebrates 75 years

L.A. Metro held a rededication ceremony at the station’s Old Ticket Concourse on May 3 to mark the milestone. When the station opened in 1939, it accommodated approximately 13,000 rail travelers daily. That number today is closer to 75,000.

Rail| May 7, 2014

Union Station holds festivities to commemorate 75 years

Check out a few highlights from Union Station's 75th anniversary.

Rail| March 19, 2014

L.A. subway extension dig unearths prehistoric relics

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.”
Bus| February 24, 2014

4 execs leaving in L.A. Metro shakeup

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.

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