Metro CEO Phil Washington Speaks on Career Pathways in Transportation

This morning, Metro joined the L.A. County Community College District’s press event announcing a $15 million California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) grant from the California Department of Education. The state education funding goes to L.A. County community colleges for career and technical education, internships, and training.

While the LACCD programs may not be the sort of topic that readers turn to Streetsblog for, the grant will greatly benefit students that are key to Los Angeles’ future. And Streetsblog readers can get a better look at Metro’s impressive new CEO Phil Washington based on his remarks, in the above video. Washington, who grew up in low-income housing on the south side of Chicago, sounds impressive in emphasizing his agency’s roles (alongside industry’s roles) in improving the lives of youth and low-income communities. It appears that Metro boardmember Jackie Dupont-Walker, who frequently emphasizes Metro contractor responsibility in benefiting local residents, will have an ally in CEO Washington.

Metro CEO Phil Washington at this morning's LACCD press event. Photo: Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.
Metro CEO Phil Washington at this morning’s LACCD press event. Photo: Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.
  • Fabs Elie

    Thank you for perhaps the most level headed thing I have read today. Now we know all pros and cons of the form. I mostly use to edit my PDFs. I think it also allows you to to create fillable pdfs and esign them.


Interview with L.A. THRIVES “We’re Committed To Equitable TOD”

There’s a relatively-new player on the scene in pressing for preserving and building affordable housing along Southern California transit lines: L.A. THRIVES. It’s a coalition effort, comprised of organizations and individuals with great track records on making L.A. healthier and more livable. Our interview was conducted over email in late April. Tell our readers a […]

Streetsblog L.A. Endorses Measure M

There is a lot to like about Measure M, the Los Angeles County sales tax that would fund a mix of transit and other transportation projects throughout the county. For all of the transit, mobility, walkability, bikeability benefits – not to mention health, environmental, and job benefits – across the region, Streetsblog Los Angeles endorses […]

2016 L.A. Streetsies: Vote for Civil Servant of the Year

Today we open the votes for civil servant Streetsie for 2016. This award goes to folks that do the day-to-day work for municipalities and transportation agencies. Staff can sometimes get overlooked in the heat of politics, so it is critical to acknowledge the civil servants who play huge roles in making cities more livable. Voting starts today […]

Tidbits from Urban Land Institute’s Transit-Oriented L.A. Conference

Thanks to Urban Land Institute Los Angeles (ULI) for hosting its informative Transit Oriented L.A. conference yesterday in Little Tokyo. There were wide-ranging discussions at the standing-room only panels. Here are a few fun factoids gleamed from the day: > Metro CEO Phil Washington asserted that many of Metro’s occasional critics will be forgotten by history. Washington […]

Metro Bike-Share Opens July 7, Mobility Advocates Team up for Equity

Southern California’s largest bike-share system, Metro Bike Share, debuts next week! Metro Bike Share will feature 1,000+ bicycles at 65+ docking stations in downtown Los Angeles. Starting July 7, Metro Bike Share will only be available to pass holders who sign up in advance. On August 1, the bike-share system will open to walk-up customers. The system is […]