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image of downtown
Courtesy METRO

Article first published as <ahref=’http://technorati.com/business/article/nearly-35-million-to-be-invested/‘>Nearly $35 Million to be Invested in Bus Improvements According to U.S. DOT</a> on Technorati.

Greyhound Bus coined the phrase, “Take the bus, and leave the driving to us.” Now, the federal government is banking on it with a $34.7 million dollar program announced Friday (Oct. 28, 2011).

Angelenos and Los Angeles area visitors will soon have better transit options and less congestion thanks to money from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) 2011 Bus Livability and State of Good Repair competitive discretionary programs.

METRO BUS AT NIGHT
Courtesy Metro

“Investing in America’s transit systems, rails, roads, ports and airports is the perfect way to generate tens of thousands of construction-related jobs and put more money into the pockets of working Americans,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

“But we must do more. Congress needs to pass the transportation portion of the American Jobs Act so we can continue to invest in critically needed projects like these, and to repair and modernize our nation’s transportation systems.”

FTA Deputy Administrator Therese McMillan was at Metro headquarters in Los Angeles to make the announcement and to encourage Congress to support the transportation investments proposed under President Obama’s American Jobs Act.

Union Station Downtown
Aerial shot of Union Station in downtown LA
(Courtesy Metro)

She was joined by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Metro CEO Art Leahy and other officials. “As a native Californian, I know first-hand just how crowded our highways and roads are and how without these federal investments our cities’ buses will continue to age and break down,” Deputy Administrator McMillan said. The U.S.

Senate is expected to vote on the transportation proposals made under the President’s American Jobs Act next week.

El Monte station under constructions

The transit grants are expected to help Metro purchase new energy-efficient compressed natural gas buses and construct a new Patsaouras Plaza Bus Station adjacent to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, which will serve El Monte Bus way passengers and other transit riders.

The project is part of the Metro Express Lanes Demonstration Program, a larger strategic effort to reduce traffic congestion along the I-10 and I-110 freeways in Los Angeles County.

Some 2,400 jobs are expected to surface from $210 million federal grant awarded by the DOT four years ago. DOT, Metro and the California Dept. of Transportation (Caltrans), is currently under construction on those projects.

TTA is providing more than $126 million for 41 projects in California. A complete list of successful project proposals can be found athttp://fta.dot.gov/grants/13094.html.

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Headquartered in New Jersey, PERI is a global consulting and technology services company specializing in industry-specific solutions, strategic outsourcing and integration services

Los Angeles , CA – PERI Software, based in New Jersey  announced today it has retained MAYO Communications, an international Los Angeles based full service public relations agency for branding and media relations.

PERI is a global consulting and technology services company
specializing in industry-specific solutions, strategic outsourcing and integration services.

The company was founded in 1999, and has grown to morethan 700 employees worldwide. PERI has offices in San Jose and Los Angeles
with offshore facilities in Chennai, India.

“MAYO Communications came highly recommended, and they are a good match  for our company needs,” said President & CEO Sarav Periasamy, PERI Software, at his downtown Los Angeles office.  “They have a niche in media relations,national media and social media experience. In coming to Los Angeles, there is no better firm to position our company nationally and in Southern California than MAYO.”

MAYO Communications has launched several successful high tech company campaigns over the last decade in the U.S., including Linux 6.0 operating software;

IcChina.com; Webvision hosting and data center; PowWeb hosting, Los Angeles; C.I. Host, Dallas and SafeMedia Corporation, Boca Raton, FL.

“The technology industry is on the rebound,” said President Aida Mayo, MAYO Communications. “There are so many new products and services that are coming so fast, that positioning and branding are top priorities for high-tech companies. The Technology industry is always looking for the next new thing and PERI Software as a global leader recognizesthis critical moment.”

About MAYO Communications

MAYO, based in LA, with offices in New York, San Diego and Bern,Switzerland, specializes in high-tech, business, financial,entertainment, hospitality and lifestyle branding and publicity.

MAYO’s niche is media placement, branding and media training.Last year MAYO Communications earned a record 250 million media impressionsand netted more than 2,000 national articles on the first day of the Hollywood Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike which resulted in 85 million media impressions over three months. Over the last decade MAYO has received
first place awards for “Media Placement’ (two years in a row); “Best Education campaigns,” “Best Online Tactics,” “Best Websites,” and “Best External Communications,” from Public Relations of America (PRSA) and International Association Business Communicators (IABC) and numerous awards from other communication industries. For more on MAYO visit  www.MAYOCommunications.com.

About PERI

Since 1999, PERI has delivered technology-based business solutions to help organizations worldwide control costs and cultivate growth. Drawing on deep industry expertise and a portfolio of interrelated consulting, business process, application, and infrastructure services, PERI blend strategic design, proven technology, and timely delivery  to create solutions that maximize returns on IT investments.  And through collaborative, long-term relationships, we enable our customers to achieve and sustain measurable results. For more info on how you can cut costs and improve business management visit: www.PeriSofware.com.