SCAQMD awards Metrolink additional funding for Tier 4 locomotives

LOS ANGELES – The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Governing Board earlier this month unanimously approved an item to execute a contract with Metrolink for $22.85 million from the Carl Moyer Program. At the same Sept. 4 meeting, the SCAQMD Board agreed to consider an additional $36 million over four phases for Metrolink to help fund low-emission Tier 4 locomotives in future requests.

“This decision showcases the ongoing support SCAQMD has to improve air quality through more reliable and environmentally friendly public transportation,” said Chair of the Metrolink Board of Directors Shawn Nelson, who is also an Orange County supervisor and an SCAQMD board member. “It is only through these partnerships Metrolink can secure this much needed funding.”
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Metrolink solicits feedback on possible fare changes

Proposed changes include permanent student and AV Line 25 percent discounts, new station-to-station fare to encourage local trips via train

LOS ANGELES – Metrolink invites members of the public to a hearing on Oct. 9, to receive information and to provide feedback on potential fare policy changes, with the goal of increasing ridership. The changes include 25 percent discounts to student and youth fares, as well as Antelope Valley Line fares. Additionally, Metrolink is considering a $3.00 station-to-station fee system wide.
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September 2015 “On the Go” Commuter News

Check out the September 2015 edition of the “On the Go” e-Newsletter for the latest commuter news. This edition is dedicated to Rideshare Week 2015 (October 5-9).