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Members of Los Angeles Congressional Delegation urge federal funding for Regional Connector and Purple Line Extension
Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles) and 4 additional members of the Los Angeles Area Congressional Delegation sent a letter urging the House Appropriations Committee to provide at least $330 million to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Fiscal Year 2016 for the Downtown Regional Connector and the Westside Purple Line Subway Extension.
On March 17, Rep. Karen Bass went to the House Floor to discuss the importance of local hiring policies and the work of Los Angeles Metro.
Community and labor activists have been agitating for more jobs to be filled locally for the building of Metro’s subway and light rail lines. But federal regulations have been a roadblock. Congress took a big step this week to change the rules.
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed legislation today authored by Congresswoman Karen Bass that would allow local transit agencies like Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to prioritize hiring local residents for highway and transit projects. The amendment was adopted as part of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill.
Readout of Workforce Development Visit by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx & Rep. Karen Bass
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calf.) visited L.A. Trade Tech College (LATTC) on Friday, March 21, visiting with students and faculty.
A bill would allow projects such as the Crenshaw light-rail line to give hiring preference to area workers. It's a good idea.
The Source: Congresswoman Karen Bass introduces local hire legislation — bill is consistent with America Fast Forward legislation
The rationale has been that all Americans should have access to jobs created with national funding, but the policy fails to take into account that most of the funding for most projects these days is raised locally.
The Local Hire Act is designed to spur local job-creation through federally funded transit projects across the country.
In what has been hailed as a victory for the Black community standing as one, political, civic and community leaders celebrated the funding of a Leimert Park Village station on the proposed Crenshaw/LAX light rail line Friday.
Rep. Karen Bass released a statement in reaction to the appropriation of $120 million from the Los Angeles City Council and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for an underground train station in Leimert Park Village along the Crenshaw Line.