Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Transportation Funding

Metro Not Quite Ready for First/Last Mile Funding for Purple Line Phase 2

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Just when the Metro board was on the verge of adopting a policy to incorporate first/last mile, including bike and walk, connections into “the planning, design, and construction of all [Metro] transit projects,” Metro staff postponed including first/last mile connections to the second phase of Purple Line subway expansion. The issue before the board was Metro’s […]

Metro Takes Another Step Forward in Effort to Build and Preserve Affordable Housing at Transit Hubs

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In case you haven’t heard, we’re in a bit of an affordable housing crunch. According to the L.A. Times, “the city recently estimated that 82,000 additional affordable units will be needed by 2021.” Non-profit developers have been aware of this problem for some time. Approximately 8000 families applied for the 184 units of affordable housing […]