Category: media coverage

Washington Post’s Harold Meyerson applaud’s America Fast Forward’s job creation efforts

Posted by Juan - August 6, 2012 - media coverage
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In an August 2nd editorial for the Washington Post, Harold Meyerson highlights Los Angeles’s innovative approach to job creation and congestion reduction.   He goes on to point out that Metro’s labor agreement sets aside half of apprenticeships for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and residents of low-income Zip codes: exactly the innovative job creation [...]

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The Mayor

Posted by Juan - February 1, 2012 - media coverage
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When the Mayor and his staff in city hall say that nothing is off the table when it comes to accelerating project development and construction for the transit projects funded by the Measure R sales tax, they aren

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WeHo News: Subway Loan Moves Forward

Posted by Juan - July 13, 2011 - media coverage
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U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein issued a joint press release on July 6 announcing that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) was taking a major step

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Applauds Federal Legislators for Moving America Fast Forward

Posted by Juan - May 26, 2011 - media coverage
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Today, thanks to the hard work of Senator Boxer, Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and our leading champion of America Fast Forward, along with Senators Inhofe, Baucus and Vitter we got a first look at the draft legislation to reauthorize our federal transportation programs. And it’s great news for our transportation [...]

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MinnPost looks at whether America Fast Forward will work in Minnesota

Posted by Juan - May 2, 2011 - media coverage
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Along with the federal government’s final blessing upon the Central Corridor light rail project at a spirited ceremony on Tuesday came a nagging sense of ambivalence.

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Streetsblog: Boxer Tests Out

Posted by Juan - April 7, 2011 - media coverage
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The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works discusses America Fast Forward and indexing the federal gas tax to inflation to make up the growing deficit in the transportation Trust Fund..

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AFL-CIO Announces Support for America Fast Forward

Posted by Juan - April 1, 2011 - media coverage
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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says that a new transportation and jobs infrastructure plan

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Human Transit – Transit acceleration campaign goes national

Posted by Juan - April 1, 2011 - media coverage
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For over a year now, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been spearheading a “30/10″ initiative, designed to accelerate the construction a range of urgently needed transit projects (mostly rail transit lines).

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KPCC Discusses America Fast Forward

Posted by Juan - March 20, 2011 - media coverage
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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa continues to pitch his proposal for federal help with transportation loans. The mayor has enlisted support from his compadres from cities around the country. Mayor Villaraigosa says more than 75 mayors have signed on to the effort he calls

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La Opini

Posted by Juan - March 20, 2011 - media coverage
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Los

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