Transportation Luminaries to Speak on Funding Crunch

Next Thursday, the "LA County Transportation Funding Collaborative" will host It’s Time to Move LA, a conference addressing the pressing need LA County has to refuel our sagging transportation war chest. A wide range of speakers (everyone from Metro Chair Pam O’Conner to Streetsblog Favorite Donald Shoup) are scheduled to address a wide range of solutions (from HOT Lanes, to a Gas Tax increase, to monetized carbon credits.) Registration Information can be found on the conference’s website.

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  • Dan W.

    God bless them.

    The State is broke. We may get some federal funding, but we cannot depend on that providing all we need even if we do get it.

    We will need to raise and pay for what need ourselves.

    I am willing to pay any reasonable increase in tax and fee if that’s what will build the vitally needed rail lines we need.

    As part of this, we must also band together and stand up to misguided libertarians and NIMBYs living in the past who still worship the car culture and the misguided, so-called “Bus Riders Union” who cling to their vision of socialist, bus-only transit utopian fantasies.



California Brings Home Four TIGER Grants, Three for Passenger Rail

The State of California earned four federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants to improve transportation from the federal government totaling $40 million, Senator Diane Feinstein announced earlier today. “Upgrading our transportation infrastructure is key for economic growth and improving the quality of life for Californians,” said Feinstein in a press release. “Our state is […]

Feuer’s Funding Bills Head to Hearings Next Week (Updated)

The First Step to Getting This Funded Happens Next Week in Sacramento West Los Angeles Assemblyman Mike Feuer has emerged as a strong advocate of empowering L.A. City and County to raise its own funds to fix the current transportation funding crisis. Frustrated by the state’s chronic inability to fund either Metro’s operating needs or […]

Investing in Place – Streetsblog Interviews Jessica Meaney

Jessica Meaney probably needs no introduction for many Streetsblog L.A. readers. She was awarded a 2013 Streetsie for her advocacy work. She’s a former boardmember of SBLA’s parent non-profit, an occasional SBLA author, and a steadfast voice for people who walk and bike in Southern California. She backs up her statements with a near-encyclopedic knowledge […]

Metro Committee OKs Dismal Walk/Bike Plan Now, Funding Report Later

More than fifty people showed up at this week’s Metro Planning and Programming Committee to urge the Metro board to support active transportation. Metro’s proposed $88.2 billion, ten-year Short Range Transportation Plan (SRTP) includes only $500 million for active transportation funding. Though walking and bicycling make up nearly 20 percent of L.A. County trips, Metro allocates […]