More on Transportation

Jul 9, 2015

Reps. Bass, Lieu join FAA officials, constituents to discuss future of Santa Monica Airport

Following meeting with Santa Monica and Los Angeles residents, both members of Congress agree that it is time to close the airport.

Mar 24, 2015

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.

Mar 17, 2015

Rep. Karen Bass discusses the importance of local hire

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.

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.