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L.A. Metro Staff Recommends Tutor Perini/O & G To Build Section Two Of Metro Purple Line Extension Project

With $1.6 billion in federal funding now secured to extend the Metro Purple Line subway to Century City, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is now poised to recommend the international construction firm Tutor Perini/O & G

L.A. Metro launches hotline for transit riders who have been harassed

Los Angeles County transportation officials Wednesday launched a 24-hour hotline for riders who are harassed or assaulted on buses and trains. The hotline is part of a larger Metropolitan Transportation Authority effort to reduce harassment and improve perceptions of safety on L.A.’s sprawling...

L.A. Metro Launches Hotline to Assist Victims of Sexual Harassment

Furthering its commitment to assist transit passengers who have experienced unwanted sexual contact, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has announced a first-of-its-kind 24/7 sexual harassment counseling hotline.

L.A. Metro Applauds Appointment of Congressman Lowenthal to House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board Chair John Fasana has applauded the naming of Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) as a new member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for the 115th Congress.

US Metro receives $1.5bn for Purple Line Extension

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) in the US has received about $1.5bn in new grants and loans to extend the Purple Line Extension to Beverly Hills and Century City.

US MTA opens new subway station in New York

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in the US has opened the new Second Avenue Subway station at 86 th Street and a new entrance to the subway has opened at 63 rd Street and 3 rd Avenue in New York.

Staten Island Columnist Hammers MTA opinion writer Tom Wrobleski has some harsh words for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority: “They simply don’t care. How else can you explain the decision... to close travel lanes on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in order...Show More Summary

Rip up MTA poster ban

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Consider these two subway and bus ad campaigns, as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority obliged itself to do

Bay Area Freeway Patrol Joins Waze Connected Citizens Program

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has entered into a data-sharing partnership between its Service Authority for Freeways (SAFE) unit and Waze, the free, real-time crowdsourced navigation app.

Why the MTA should give Uber the cold shoulder

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, in an effort to reform its poorly managed and fiscally inefficient paratransit system, is reportedly engaged with Uber to see whether the company could... To view the full story, click the title link.

In New York, attacks on women with head scarves raise alarms

One woman is a decorated officer of the New York Police Department, commended two years ago for running into a burning building to save a baby. Another is a 45-year-old employee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority who was commuting to work on the subway wearing her uniform. They are among...

Cost of Gov. Cuomo’s Push to Take MTA Cashless Adds Up

The Village Voice reports, “Governor Andrew Cuomo’s push to quickly replace bridge and tunnel toll booths with cashless tolls is costing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority hundreds of millions of dollars, and the agency is paying for it in part by reducing the amount of money going to the MTA’s trains, buses and subways.” The post Cost of Gov. Show More Summary

MTA quietly tests taxis and Uber to provide car services for disabled

Taxi companies and the e-hailing giant Uber are vying to convince the Metropolitan Transportation Authority they can transport disabled, impaired and elderly New Yorkers better and cheaper than the... To view the full story, click the title link.

L.A. Metro Increasing Security Presence on System Following Potential Threat

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has increased its security presence across the whole Metro system following information received about a potential threat to the transit system.

FTA Updates Congress on WMATA Metrorail Safety Oversight

Thanks, in part to temporary, direct and robust safety oversight of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) Metrorail system by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), WMATA is implementing needed safety changes

CA: Metro Board Puts Off Decision on Policing Contracts after Oversight Questions Arise

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board delayed a decision Thursday on a plan to hire multiple police departments aimed at making the system's trains and buses safer for riders.

L.A. Metro Board Certifies Final EIR for Airport Metro Connector 96th Street Transit Station

Moving one of the first Measure M projects forward, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors voted on December 1 to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Airport Metro Connector

Taxpayers will give Metro $3 billion a year. Let's hope it has learned the lessons of the 405 debacle.

To the editor: Thank you for exposing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s poor management of the 405 Freeway widening project, resulting in a $300-million settlement and a 55% cost overrun. (“'Lessons learned': Metro will pay nearly $300 million more to company that widened the 405 Freeway...

MTC Ends Long Dispute, Agrees to Pay $300 Million More to Kiewit for 405 Widening Project

Los Angeles Times reports, “The Metropolitan Transportation Authority [LA Metro] has agreed to pay nearly $300 million more to [Omaha-based Kiewit Corporation,] the contractor of the 405 Freeway widening project, capping a years-long dispute over responsibility for schedule delays, design changes and cost overruns. Show More Summary

Environmental study released for MTA’s Long Island Rail Road expansion project

A new environmental study draft has been released for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) proposed third track for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) expansion project in New York, US.

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