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Feds Give LA Millions in Transit Money

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If it hasn't already (photo taken in 2007), this bus stop at Jefferson and La Cienega could use some improvements | Photo by Fred Camino via Flickr
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The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that $400 million from the economic recovery package is headed to make capital investments in transit throughout California. It's not going to build us the Subway to the Sea or anything sexy like that, but is headed to more functional improvements, such as seen in the above photo:

  • $1,030,644 to Metro for Bus Stations/Stops Improvements
  • $225,085,056 to Metro to purchase replacement buses, perform bus overhaul, widen Red Line rail stations egress, replace fiber optic equipment for train stations, replace Metro Blue Line TPSS
  • $8,185,197 to Metro for Traction Power Substation Replacements Along the Metro Blue Line
  • $4,522,269 to the city of Torrance for the Purchase of 8 Replacement 40-foot Alternative-Fueled Buses