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$500 million in federal funds earmarked for L.A., Orange County transit projects

$500 million in federal funds earmarked for L.A., Orange County transit projects

The Obama administration has earmarked $500 million for transit projects in Los Angeles and Orange County in the proposed federal budget for next fiscal year, local transportation officials said Tuesday.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority could receive up to $125 million for each of three projects. They include two sections of the Westside subway extension and a connector through downtown Los Angeles that will link the region's light rail lines.

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