Metro

Three Los Angeles County area transit projects will receive a total of $39.3 million from CTC, including $27.8 million for new LA Metro LRVs.

CTC Allocates $27.8MM for LA Metro LRVs

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $27.8 million for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) purchase of new light rail vehicles, as part of a $924 million investment to improve state transportation infrastructure.

The Crenshaw/LAX (rendering above) and Regional Connector projects are slated to begin pre-revenue operations and testing in FY22.

LA Metro: $8B FY22 Budget Proposed

The Los Angeles Country Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has released an $8 billion budget proposal for FY 2022 that prioritizes service restoration to pre-pandemic levels; the Board will consider it later this month.

Nadine Lee, incoming President and CEO of Dallas Area Rapid Transit

DART Taps Nadine Lee as New Chief

Nadine Lee will become the next President and CEO of Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) on July 12, succeeding David Leininger, who has served in an interim role since November 2020.

LA Metro Approves LRV Overhaul Contract

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board has approved a $170.3 million contract with Kinkisharyo to perform midlife overhauls on the P2250 fleet of light rail vehicles running along the Gold Line.

Stephanie Wiggins has been selected as incoming chief at Metro. Now CEO of Metrolink, she served previously as Metro’s Deputy CEO.

LA Metro Board Appoints Wiggins as CEO

Stephanie Wiggins is slated to return to Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) in May as its first woman, and first African-American woman, chief executive.

Phillip A. Washington, CEO, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) (left); Robert Primus, Vice Chairman, Surface Transportation Board (center); Henry (Hank) Gutman, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation.
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High Profile: LA Metro Chief to Step Down; STB Names Vice Chair; NYC Picks Transportation Commissioner

Phillip A. Washington, CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), has informed the Board of Directors that he will step down when his contract expires in May. In addition, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) has designated Robert Primus as Vice Chairman. Henry (Hank) Gutman has been appointed Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation.