Overhead electrification in Connecticut. Caltrain electrification will survive the Trump Administration after all. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Caltrain Electrification Approved

After months of back and forth, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that it is approving $647 million in funds for Caltrain electrification. The grant approval will allow Caltrain to begin construction of its electrification project almost immediately, bringing smoother rides and cleaner air to California.

Today’s Headlines

Metro Looks To Re-Tool Bus System, Fix Declining Bus Ridership (LAT) Urbanize Questions the Cost-Effectivness Of Metro’s Eastside Extensions Metro To Vote On Motion To Kill 710 North Freeway Tunnel (KPCC) …LAT Opinion: Pull the Plug On the 710 Freeway Tunnel New Designs For Civic Center Park (Downtown News, Curbed) Some People Have Difficulty Finding […]

This Week In Livable Streets

The Metro board meets to consider ending the wrongheaded $6 billion 710 North freeway tunnel project. Plenty of more meetings about Vision Zero in South L.A., Transportation Committee, Expo station community plans, and transit-oriented affordable housing.