Today’s Headlines

  • Out of Ways to Rob Transit, Gov. Looks to Rob Gas Tax Funds for Highways (SJ Mercury)
  • The Feds Are Running Out of Money to Invest in Transportation, Again (NYT, WSJ)
  • There’s a Push in Congress to Make Stimulus Funds Available for Transit Service (Yglesias)
  • Culver City Transit Eyeing Fare Hike (CC News)
  • LAUSD Looking at Bus Cuts (Fox 11)
  • Students and Advocats Protest OCTA Bus Cuts (OC Transit Rider)
  • National Photographer’s Rights Association Protest Metro Harassment (Bus Bench)
  • Long Beach Launches Its Own Car-Free Fridays w/ LACBC (Press Telegram)
  • Ralph Clark, OCTA "God Father" Passes on at 92 (Register)


Behind the Orange Curtain: Massive Service Cuts at OCTA

Around the country, many of our largest transit agencies are dealing with massive deficits by cutting back service and laying off employees.  New York City Streetsblog has pretty much been devoted to round-the-clock coverage of NYCMTA’s proposed cuts, the politics behind them and the effort to stop them. Closer to home, our neighbors in Orange […]

CA Cap-and-Trade Transit Funding Awarded to Metro, Other SoCal Agencies

This week, the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced the recipients of its Transit and Intercity Capital Program (TIRCP) grants. TIRCP distributes state cap-and-trade funding to local transit agencies for projects that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In greater Los Angeles, funds were awarded to Metro, Foothill Transit, Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail […]

Metro Proposes More Changes to Bus Routes and Schedules

One year ago, during Metro’s bi-annual revision of its bus schedule, Metro released a schedule of proposed cuts, that was universally panned by pretty much every transit advocate in town, from Bart Reed, to Kymberleigh Richards to Damien Goodmon to the Bus Rider’s Union.  After a nearly universal bad reception, Mayor and Board-Chair-In-Waiting cut a […]