More on Transportation

Jun 12, 2014

KPCC: Metro could be hiring locals by end of the year for transit projects

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.

Jun 10, 2014

House adopts Bass amendment to allow “local hire” policies for transit agencies

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.

Mar 25, 2014

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.

Jan 15, 2014

Los Angeles Times: Can L.A. find a way to create local jobs from local transit projects?

A bill would allow projects such as the Crenshaw light-rail line to give hiring preference to area workers. It's a good idea.

Nov 26, 2013

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.

Nov 25, 2013

Local Hire Act

The Local Hire Act is designed to spur local job-creation through federally funded transit projects across the country.

May 24, 2013

Los Angeles Wave: Officials celebrate funding for Leimert Park rail station

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.

May 24, 2013

Rep. Bass Statement on $120 Million Appropriation For Leimert Park Village Train Station

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.

Feb 12, 2013

Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address.

Dec 17, 2012

In Case You Missed It: Rep. Bass Holds Legislative Townhall, Reviews First Term Accomplishments and Honors Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

On Sunday December 16th Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) held a 2012 Legislative Year In Review Town Hall discussing issues of most concern to her constituents and reviewing legislative accomplishments from her first term in office.