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DOT Commits Nearly $1.5B in Grants and Loans for Section Two of the Metro Purple Line Extension to Century City A federal grant and loan totaling nearly $1.5 billion to help build the second phase of the Metro Purple Line Extension to downtown Beverly Hills and Century City was announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Metro received a construction grant agreement for $1.187 billion through the Federal Transit Administration's Capital Investment Grant program and a $307-million loan through the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIFIA program to total $1.494 billion. Comment?
Motor Coach Industries has announced that Los Angeles Department of Transportation has added nine more compressed natural gas Commuter Coaches. The new 45-foot coaches, purchased off an option at an estimated cost of $6.8 million, brings the number of CNG-powered MCI coaches now part of LA DOT's fleet to 104. Comment?
June 11--Transportation officials said Friday that a long-discussed proposal to raise Los Angeles County's base sales tax by a half-cent to fund transportation investments has undergone a small but significant change: The tax increase would continue indefinitely, rather than expiring after four decades. Previously, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials had hoped to raise about $120 billion over 40 years to fund nearly two dozen mass transit lines and extensions and 14 highway projects. Comment?
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