A few transit notes to get you through the weekend:
The grumblings of a few recalcitrant foot-draggers notwithstanding, support continues to grow
for the proposed "Subway to the Sea
" Red Line extension. The MTA board is warming to the idea, despite the projected price tag of $4.8 billion - they're eyeing the low-hanging fruit of the state's proposed issuance of $12 billion in transportation bonds, as well as looking for some serious federal lobbying assistance in the person of Rep. Henry Waxman, who is now officially onboard. Still a long, long way to go, though.
In other transit news:
- Metro has begun a monthly series of special offers and discounts for transit patrons, which you can view here
. It's your basic "bring your Metro stub to the box office and receive a discount"-type promotion, but if you love arena football (and who doesn't?), you can save $4 off your next trip to Staples to see the Avengers
in action. Sweet, huh?
- Despite the lackluster performance of the first leg of the Gold Line, San Gabriel Valley transit boosters are forging ahead with plans for a Foothill Extension
of the troubled line. Those with an interest in the project can track the progress of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority step by excruciatingly detailed step, here. Meeting times and locations, agendas, reports and other minutiae - they're all there, available for the most dedicated transit geek's perusal.