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Today’s Headlines

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More On Metro Approving 5-Year Security Contract (LAT, KPCC) More On Union Station Run-Through Tracks (Urbanize) Glendale Receives SCAG Grant To Plan Streetcar (GNP,¬†Urbanize) Huizar Motion Would Have L.A. Track Affordable Housing (Urbanize) Don’t Miss Next Week’s Metro Complete Streets Training (Investing in Place) Crescenta Valley Frustrated By¬†Freeway Construction Spillover Traffic (GNP) Anti-Transit Professor Decrys […]
Left to right, Metro security director Alex Wiggins, LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell,  LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, and LBPD Chief Robert Luna testifying in support of Metro's ballooning $646 million transit policing contract. Photos: Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.

Metro Approves $646M Annual Multi-Agency Transit Policing Contract

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At today’s meeting, the Metro board approved a new five-year multi-agency transit policing contract. For the past decade, transit policing had been done by the L.A. County Sheriff Department (LASD.) Under the new contract transit policing will be done by LAPD, LASD, and Long Beach Police Department. When the proposal first came to the board […]