By Steve Hymon, May 27, 2015
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The Metro Board of Directors
holds their monthly meeting on May 28 at Metro headquarters adjacent to
Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. The agenda is posted above
including links to Metro staff reports on a wide variety of items.
Two items caught my eye:
•Item 25, asking the Metro Board to provide up to $10.8 million in
matching funds to allow Metro to apply for state and federal grants for
the Rail to River project, which would ultimately build a walking and
bike path between the Crenshaw/LAX Line and the L.A. River via part of
the Harbor Subdivision right-of-way. Staff report and earlier Source post about the project.
•Item 46, asking the Metro Board to provide stipend payments to firms
that bid to build the second section of the Purple Line Extension
between Wilshire/La Cienega and Century City. Bottom line: gears are
really beginning to move on the second phase of the subway project,
which is scheduled to open by 2026. This is a necessary step before the
project can go out to bid and is being done to ensure a wide variety of
bidders. Staff report and Purple Line Extension page on metro.net.
As always, the public is welcome to attend and comment on the
different items. If you would like to listen to the meeting online, please click here and a link will appear when the meeting begins at 9 a.m.
The Board is scheduled at 9 a.m. to consider the proposed budget
(below) for fiscal year 2015-16 that begins July 1 and runs through June
30, 2016. The regular meeting will begin after the budget is discussed
and/or voted upon.