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New Metro CEO talks transportation with Patt Morrison

Passengers board Metrolink subway trains during rush hour in Los Angeles, California.
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Passengers board Metrolink subway trains during rush hour in Los Angeles, California.

Los Angeles County Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington delivered his first annual State of the Agency last month -- just days after a Board Report indicated a decline in ridership.

Los Angeles County Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington delivered his first annual State of the Agency last month -- just days after a Board Report indicated a decline in ridership.

The report revealed that the agency has experienced a decline in ridership since 2014 and attributed the decline to low gas prices and ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft.

New technological add-ons, including cell service and Wi-Fi,  are being added to the Union Station and the 7th/Metro underground tunnels next month, but will it be enough to attract new riders? How likely is the Paid Parking Pilot Program proposal to pass and how will the profits benefit LA Metro?

State of the Agency

Guest:

Phillip A. Washington, CEO, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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