By Kim Upton, October 4, 2013
opportunity to offer your opinions and ask questions of Metro officials.
Metro will host a one-hour call-in TV show on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 7
p.m. to 8 p.m. Called Metro Live, the show also will stream on the web
Discuss Metro’s on-going and future street and highway projects with
new Metro Board Chair Diane DuBois — Councilmember for the city of
Lakewood — and Doug Failing, Metro Executive Director of Highway
The show will focus on Metro’s multi-pronged approach to battling
traffic congestion — specifically as it pertains to major street and
highway projects it is funding in partnership with Caltrans (the
California Department of Transportation).
Metro Live will be accepting advance questions from the web
but they must include a name and city location. Send questions to
one of the largest bus and rail networks in the nation. But it also
oversees three half cent sales taxes that provide funding for streets
and highways. With this funding, the highway program is tackling some of
the region’s thorniest traffic problems.
Viewers are invited to call in questions about on-going construction,
like the I-405 and the I-5 widening, gridlock, potholes and efforts to
better manage traffic flow between major streets and freeways.
Find out what projects are quickly headed for completion. (And which
aren’t.) Learn why the modernization of goods movement from the ports is
essential to our health and our pocketbooks as it creates millions of
jobs locally and elsewhere. Ask questions about the ExpressLanes project
on the I-110 and I-10 freeways and find out why tollways could be part
of future highway construction and funding plans … and which highways
might make sense.
Metro Live will air on Santa Monica City TV 16 and L.A. County TV 36 and will stream live on the web at citytv.org. Metro Live is co-produced by Metro and Santa Monica CityTV.