As advisors to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, L.A. Metro CEO Phil Washington and his team of 17 experts will conduct a review of the Department of Transportation, as well as the National Transportation Safety Board, Amtrak and the Federal Maritime Commission.

Biden-Harris Taps Washington for Transportation ART

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) CEO Phillip A. Washington has been selected to lead
President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’ Agency Review Team (ART) for the U.S. Department of Transportation.

As Metro takes delivery of the next 15 overhauled LRVs—at one per month—they will reenter service along the A (Blue), E (Expo) and C (Green) lines. The contract, awarded in 2017, calls for 52 cars to undergo midlife service.

LA Metro: First Overhauled P2000 Delivered

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has taken delivery of the first of 16 P2000 light rail vehicles that have been undergoing a midlife overhaul.

LA Metro’s $400B, 30-Year Transportation Blueprint Approved

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors has approved an updated 2020 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).

LA Metro’s Touchless TAP App

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) on Sept. 4 extended functionality of its regional Transit Access Pass (TAP) automatic fare collection (AFC) card to the iPhone and Apple Watch, describing it as “a new and safer way to pay transit fare that allows Metro and 25 TAP transit agencies in L.A. County to offer easy, contactless bus and rail fare payment to riders.”

LA Metro: 45-Day Public Review Set For $400B, 30-Year Transit Plan

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors has authorized the release of an updated draft of its 2020 Long Range Transportation Plan (2020 LRTP), a $400 billion, 30-year transportation blueprint for the region. There is a 45-day public review period (through July 13, 2020) to gather comments.

Soyeon, Elsie Complete Boring Task

Two TBMs (Tunnel Boring Machines) employed by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)—one named Soyeon, the other, Elsie—have completed many months of work on Section 1 of the $9.3 billion, nine-mile Metro Purple Line Extension subway project by reaching the future Wilshire/Fairfax station near the La Brea Tar Pits in the Miracle Mile.

LA Looking at PPPs for Metro Expansion

The Los Angele Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is considering various financing options, including public-private partnerships (PPPs), in an effort to close major funding gaps as the city looks to expand its rail transit network ahead of the 2028 Olympic Games.

Metro to Reopen Blue Line in October

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will reopen its Blue Line in late October following completion of a $350 million initiative to upgrade and modernize L.A. County’s oldest light rail line.

Metro, Intersection plan to technologize Blue Line

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) recently announced that it has partnered with technology company Intersection to install a new digital communications and advertising network on the southern portion of the Metro Blue Line.

Tutor Perini lands LACMTA, NYCT contracts

Tutor Perini has won contracts for high-profile transit projects in Los Angeles and New York City.

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