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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.

'Lessons learned': Metro will pay nearly $300 million more to company that widened the 405 Freeway

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has agreed to pay nearly $300 million more to the contractor of the 405 Freeway widening project, capping a years-long dispute over responsibility for schedule delays, design changes and cost overruns. The settlement will push the cost of the controversial...

Newsday Backs AET Plans, Urges Toll Reductions and “Fairness” on Some NY City Bridges

Newsday editors cheer New York Governor Cuomo’s plans to eliminate toll gates on the 10 bridges and tunnels operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and urge the state to expand the boom in all-electronic tolling. “Get really serious about reducing traffic, pollution and fuel. Show More Summary

MTC Advances Completion of I-80 Express Lane after Push by Solano Transportation Authority

Daily Republic (Fairfield, CA) reports, “Completing the Interstate 80 express lane from Fairfield to the Highway 505 interchange is part of the regional plan recently adopted by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.” The newspaper...Show More Summary

US MTA approves order for 94 rail cars for Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line

The US Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has approved an order for up to 94 additional new M8 rail cars for Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line.

NY Agencies Crack Down on Scofflaws

Times Herald-Record reports, “The penalties for failing to pay those pesky tolls are going up in New York. Both the New York State Thruway Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have increased the penalties for non-payment,...Show More Summary

Office developers to launch free Brooklyn shuttle bus in response to L train shutdown

Developers plan to launch a shuttle service in Bushwick and East Williamsburg to help workers get to five new Brooklyn office and commercial complexes once the Metropolitan Transportation Authority... To view the full story, click the title link.

Bay Area Toll Authority Awards $27.2 Million Contract for a New Lane on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission announced that its Bay Area Toll Authority Oversight Committee awarded a $27.2 million contract to O.C. Jones and Sons Inc., Berkeley, CA, to construct a third eastbound lane across the Richmond-San...Show More Summary

New WIN-LA Program Would Create Pipeline to Metro Jobs for Area Residents

A program that would educate, train and provide opportunities for local residents to gain jobs and careers at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and throughout the transportation industry is under development

Cell Phone Service for T-Mobile Customers Now Available in L.A. Metro Subway

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), in partnership with InSite Wireless Group and T-Mobile, now provides underground cell phone service for T-Mobile customers on the Metro Red/Purple Lines.

L.A. Metro Unveils Memorial Plaque to Honor U.S. Army Private Joe Gandara

A plaque honoring U.S. Army Private and Medal of Honor recipient Joe Gandara was unveiled by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) at the Expo Line 26th St/Bergamot Station.

L.A. Metro Unveils Blue Line Pedestrian and Vehicle Safety Improvements

As part of its ongoing commitment to safety, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has unveiled safety improvements to 27 intersections along the Metro Blue Line.

2 MTA workers struck by subway in Brooklyn, 1 killed

A New York City subway train has struck two Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers, killing one and seriously injuring the other. Police say they found a 53-year-old man and a 49-year-old man... To view the full story, click the title link.

L.A. Metro Releases Annual Report to the Community Highlighting Yearly Accomplishments

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has released its Annual Report to the Community highlighting a variety of accomplishments made throughout the year.

L.A. Metro Receives $1.875M MSRC Grant to Install Near Zero-Emission CNG Engines in 125 Buses

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will install near-zero emission natural gas-powered engines in 125 buses with a $1.875-million grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Committee (MSRC).

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