March 17: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

2015:  California Congresswoman Karen Bass praises Metro’s local hiring program during testimony at the United States House of Representatives.

Bass wrote the legislation for a federal pilot program that will allow transportation agencies to consider hiring local workers for future transit and highway projects that use federal funds.  Until now, agencies that received federal funds could only consider income — not geography — when hiring workers.

More information can be found in the March 17, 2015 post on Metro’s The Source.