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Saturday, August 15, 2015

What’s the future of L.A. Transit?


By Kim Upton, August 14, 2015

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  Look into the future on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. as Metro CEO Phil Washington joins moderator Conan Nolan of NBC4 TV News on the Plaza of el Pueblo de Los Angeles in downtown L.A. for a special one-man, one-hour Zocalo Public Square Forum.
It’s nearing 100 days since Washington arrived at Metro. Prior to his arrival he was CEO of the Regional Transportation District which serves the Greater Denver metro area. But his roots are on the South Side of Chicago, where he grew up riding transit before embarking on a 24-year career in the U.S. Army. There he earned the highest non-commissioned officer rank an enlisted person can achieve.

At Metro, Washington presides over projects that aim to change the face of mobility for our region, including five new rail lines under construction, the widening of the I-5 Freeway and a countywide bikeshare program.

What does Washington think L.A. County’s transit priorities should be and how on earth can we pay for them? What’s his vision for the future?

Find out Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7 to 8 p.m. in the Plaza on Olvera Street, just across the street from Union Station in downtown L.A.