LA Metro

February 19, 2013

Denny Zane On The Necessity to Rethink How Transportation Infrastructure Is Financed

Denny Zane recasts disappointment with the failure of Measure J to pass last November as a call for more creative and collaborative thinking among transit advocates.

September 8, 2021

LA Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins on Infrastructure Equity

From a virtual roundtable on infrastructure equity in LA County, TPR excerpts LA Metro's new CEO Stephanie Wiggins on opportunities for improving essential service for LA's essential workforce.

April 1, 2021

LA Metro’s Moving Beyond Sustainability Plan—Heather Repenning

LA Metro's Heather Repenning highlights Metro’s Moving Beyond Sustainability Plan for integrating sustainability into all aspects of decision-making and execution at Metro and efforts to ensure equitable and sustainable mobility choices for transit-dependent residents across LA County.

February 4, 2021

CA Assembly Transportation Committee Chair Laura Friedman on Climate Leadership in Transportation

New California Assembly Transportation Committee Chair, Laura Friedman, who shares with TPR her policy priorities for reducing emissions, eliminating traffic fatalities, and improving the connectivity of urban regional light rail in Southern California.

July 20, 2020

Planning LA Metro’s Recovery From Pandemic: Phillip A. Washington & Joshua Schank

LA Metro CEO, Phillip A. Washington, and Chief Innovation Officer, Joshua Schank discuss the agency’s strategy for COVID recovery, intricacies of the CARES Act allocation processes for the region, and the impetus, mission, and equity-centered initial recommendations of Metro’s internal Recovery Taskforce.

July 13, 2020

Mayor James T. Butts: Inglewood's Well Positioned to Thrive Once Pandemic Passes

Mayor Butts shares how Inglewood, with clear policy leadership, emerged from near bankruptcy less than a decade ago to be prepared financially to weather the current economic onslaught caused by COVID-19.

April 3, 2020

Joseph Giovannini Calls for Halt to Demolition & Suburbanization of LACMA

Architecture critic Joseph Giovannini opines on the museum's new design, he argues, is antithetical to the urban context of Los Angeles.— the history and aspirations of the urbanizing promenade along Wilshire Boulevard

July 30, 2019

Metro’s Phil Washington Urges ‘Carrot & Stick’ Approach to Transit Ridership

LA Metro CEO Phil Washington and Ethan Elkind, Climate Program Director at UC Berkeley, discuss Metro’s ambitious project lineup and the agency’s policies to promote equitable, dense, and affordable transit-oriented development in Los Angeles.

July 2, 2019

Metro’s Jenna Hornstock: A Transit Planning Professional’s Exit Interview

 In this TPR exit interview, Hornstock reflects on her accomplishments and challenges at Metro as she moves on from the agency to join Trifiletti Consulting.

May 30, 2019

LA City Council's Mike Bonin on Transit Equity & SB 50's Affordability Failure

Councilmember Mike Bonin discusses how blanket upzoning could impact efforts to develop an equitable, high-quality public transportation network in Los Angeles.

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