L.A. Metro CEO Phillip Washington to step down in May

Los Angeles Mayor and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board Chair Eric Garcetti announced [last week] that Metro Chief Executive Officer Phillip Washington is stepping down later this year. “Phil Washington

San Fernando Valley light-rail project gets green light from FTA

The East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project is eligible for federal funding. Construction is expected to start in 2022, and L.A. Metro board members say the financial assistance will help

L.A. Metro’s East San Fernando Valley Transit Project is ready for the public

The first Measure M rail project scheduled to be built is the East San Fernando Valley Transit Project—a 9.2-mile light rail between the G Line (Orange) and the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station

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L.A. Metro looks at three light-rail routes to get to Hollywood

Los Angeles Metro officials are trying to decide which option is going to get celebrity status on a new light-rail line that will travel north of Hollywood. Three alternatives for the Crenshaw/LAX

L.A. Metro finishes decking for future Beverly Hills subway station seven months early

While the COVID-19 pandemic is severely impacting health, the economy, and life in general, along with having killed nearly 500,000 people worldwide, with over 117,000 deaths in the U.S., it’s hard to

Sunday Cinema—Top railroad construction pics from the week ending May 29

No video this week, but we do have plenty of nice pictures. The first stop is the state of Washington, where Sound Transit is getting it done on the Hilltop Tacoma Link

Bells & Whistles—5/29/20

Officials believe the Gateway Project should be funded in the next stimulus bill. Federal Railroad Administration awards $302.6 million in grants. Austin voters might be reluctant to pass tax hike for Project

Settlements, problems, delays dim any bright side of L.A.’s Crenshaw Line

Settling with the contractor is creating one big money pit for L.A. Metro. The agency is looking for another $120 million for a $2.06 billion light-rail line from Mid-City to the South

Tunnel boring machines move forward at L.A.’s Purple Line Extension Project

Skanska, a leading global development and construction firm, together with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (L.A. Metro) and Traylor Shea, successfully reached the Wilshire/Fairfax subway station via a tunnel boring machine

Light rail work in L.A. area accelerating, but construction worker tests positive for COVID-19

Olympic athletes often change their training regiment leading up to the Games. In Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, workers constructing a more expansive subway system for the 2028 Summer Games are