Topic : Los Angeles County MTA

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L.A. awarded nearly $900M in light rail funds

Rail| 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.

L.A. Metro proposes hefty fare hike

Bus| 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.
Rail| September 4, 2013

L.A. Metro launches Rail Safety Ambassador Program

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is recruiting retired operators as safety ambassadors to help familiarize residents in neighborhoods with new rail systems with rail safety issues.

Rail| 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.
Rail| December 19, 2012

L.A. advances plan for rail to airport

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.
Bus| December 11, 2012

L.A. transit backers seek to change voting law

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.
Rail| December 5, 2012

L.A. voters approve $125M streetcar project

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.
University| November 19, 2012

Calif. U. unveils new transit station

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.
Bus| November 2, 2012

Some oppose L.A. transit tax measure over fares

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.
Bus| October 11, 2012

L.A. Metro completes $60M bus station revamp

The El Monte Station consists of a new two-story building that will house a public bus and terminal station with limited retail space, a customer service center and surface parking. It is the largest bus station west of Chicago and is used by Metro, Foothill Transit, Greyhound, El Monte Transit and Metrolink Shuttle.

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