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  • Obama calls for more spending on transportation infrastructure

    Obama calls for more spending on transportation infrastructure
    ST. PAUL, Minn. – President Obama visited a revived train station in the Midwest on Wednesday to extol the benefits of federal spending on light rail, roads and bridges, as he offered cautious praise for a Republican tax reform effort that could...
  • Senior housing complex being built near Compton transit stops

    Senior housing complex being built near Compton transit stops
    Work is underway on Metro @ Compton Senior Apartments, a $19.5-million housing community near several transit stops, including the light rail Metro Blue Line. The project is being developed by Meta Housing Corp. of Los Angeles, which specializes in...
  • Obama to push $300-billion transportation plan during Minnesota visit

    Obama to push $300-billion transportation plan during Minnesota visit
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama is scheduled to tour a revived train station in the Midwest on Wednesday to extol the benefits of federal spending on light-rail, roads and bridges as he tries to prod Congress to take up a major transportation bill this...
  • Bill targets new construction in California quake zones

    Bill targets new construction in California quake zones
    A state lawmaker is introducing a bill that would close a loophole that has allowed developers to build projects on or near dangerous earthquake faults. California law already bans the construction of new buildings on top of faults that have been...
  • Report on Anasazi ruins in Utah stirs curiosity

    Stunning photos and report on the Anasazi ruins of Cedar Mesa, Utah ["Rock of Ages" by David Kelly, Feb. 16]. Thank you. I went to Natural Bridges National Monument; now I'll go back and explore more ruins. The drive on Highway 261 south off the edge of...
  • Four key executives leaving in shakeup of Metro leadership

    Four key executives leaving in shakeup of Metro leadership
    Four key executives are leaving the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority after their jobs were eliminated to make the agency more efficient and less top-heavy, officials said Friday. Employees expressed surprise that leaders of...
  • At least 3 key Metro execs leave in shakeup of transit agency managers

    At least 3 key Metro execs leave in shakeup of transit agency managers
    At least three key executives are expected to leave or have already left the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority after their jobs were eliminated to make the agency less top-heavy, Metro confirmed on Friday.  An ongoing...
  • Man pleads not guilty to murder charge in Metro Red Line stabbing

    Man pleads not guilty to murder charge in Metro Red Line stabbing
    A man accused of fatally stabbing a passenger on the Metro Red Line in East Hollywood last month pleaded not guilty Friday, prosecutors said. Angelo Correa, 24, has been charged with one count of murder with the special allegation that he personally...
  • U.S. to provide $670 million for downtown light-rail link

    U.S. to provide $670 million for downtown light-rail link
    A major downtown project aimed at closing one of the most frustrating gaps in Los Angeles' rapidly expanding rail network moved a step closer to reality Thursday when federal officials signed an agreement to provide $670 million in funding. At a...
  • Metrolink to roll out collision avoidance system

    Metrolink to roll out collision avoidance system
    The Metrolink passenger railroad Thursday will become the first commuter service in the nation to roll out a sophisticated collision avoidance system designed to overcome human error. Had so-called positive train control been in place five years ago,...
  • Bus riders protest proposed transit system fare hikes

    Bus riders protest proposed transit system fare hikes
    Throbbing drums and chants of "We are passengers" in Spanish blended with the rumble of buses Wednesday morning on Wilshire Boulevard as protesters loudly denounced a series of proposed transit system fare increases. The demonstration at the Western...