Thank You, Obama! Metro to Hold Off on Setting Long Ass Timelines
Metro's board was supposed to vote later this month on the long-range plan that would have set timetables for projects such as the "Subway to the Sea," and other projects. Community members and politicians such as Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were not to pleased to see opening dates for projects more than 20 years from now (a subway to Westwood/UCLA would open in 2032).
But today, Metro announced they will postpone that vote. "The board has decided to wait, hoping to see what money may become available for projects after President-elect Barack Obama takes office on Jan. 20," wrote transit hound Steve Hymon, who broke the original timetable story, at the LA Times. "Obama has said he wants to spend billions of dollars on infrastructure projects to create new jobs and put some zip into the nation's economy."