DTLA Cheese Shop opened earlier this week at Grand Central Market and, lucky for the cheese lovers among us, it’s pretty close to the Metro Red and Purple Line north Pershing Square Station. DTLA Cheese is the most recent of the new spots at the Market that are tilting the downtown L.A. icon in the international direction.
Some will bemoan the evolution of a place that for decades has been a slice of Latin America. Some may argue that the addition of espresso shots and French pastry is detrimental to the character. But if you glance around the aisles you’ll see a blend of establishments serving … a blend of people, as well as a blend of foods. Isn’t that among the things that makes L.A. compelling?
DTLA has premium cheeses. They also have salads (beet, brussels sprouts) and baguette sandwiches (prosciutto, raclette and tapenade and mozzarella with roasted tomatoes and balsamic).
At Grand Central you still can grab a great taco from Ana Maria, pupusas from Sarita’s Pupuseria and chow mein from China Café. But you also can order a cappuccino, macchiato and a spritzey cold tea with hops at G & B Coffee. Or you can stop by Egg**** for an egg salad sandwich, and to find out the full name.
Metro’s popular quarterly cable television show this winter tackles the often asked question: What does the Metro Purple Line have in common with Ice Age mammoths? Hint: Location. Location. Location.
We meet a woman who wrote a book about a formerly forgotten Hollywood star … while commuting to work on the Red Line. And she tells us “how to.”
We learn where the traffic hot spots are in our region and what Metro is doing to make them better.
We pedal through downtown Los Angeles on a scary/busy week day to explore some of the best and safest bike routes and how they connect with beautiful Union Station, L.A’s transit hub. While we’re in the neighborhood, we stop to energize at a few bike-friendly locales … one of which uses pedal power to create its food.
We dine on a delicious and discounted breakfast before we hop on the Blue Line to Long Beach for a visit to the Aquarium of the Pacific (discounted) and to a historic (and discounted) dining spot. Did we mention that everything is discounted for Metro patrons?
Metro Motion runs quarterly on cable stations throughout Los Angeles County. It is co-produced by Santa Monica City TV.
Tired of sitting in traffic? Trying to save money? Interested in getting around our wonderful but traffic-clogged region more easily? The Metro Speakers Bureau can help.
The Speakers Bureau will provide free presentations throughout Los Angeles County on a variety of transportation topics, including jobs at Metro.
Please email us at email@example.com to book a speaker.
Grand opening of East L.A. College Transit Center. Photo by Michael Richmai/Metro
Metro yesterday participated in the opening ceremony of the East L.A. College Transit Center in Monterey Park. The new center will provide students with improved access to buses, making travel to campus easier and safer since bus boardings no longer need occur in mixed traffic. A new transit information kiosk also will display schedules and other information for the various bus lines that serve the immediate area — including Metro, Montebello Bus Lines and the City of Monterey Park Spirit — as well as the Metro Gold Line a few blocks away.
Metro partially funded the project with $150,000 through a Call for Projects and local match. While this project may seem small, it has the potential to affect as many as 2,000 riders a day who have been boarding buses at nearby Metro stops.
Metro Board Chair Diane DuBois and Doug Failing, Metro Executive Director of Highway Projects, discussed Metro’s on-going and future street and highway projects Oct. 17 live on a 1-hour TV call-in show that also streamed on the web.
As viewer questions streamed in, they discussed 405 construction, the temporary waiver of the ExpressLanes monthly maintenance fee, how intelligent transportation innovations can make us safer and our rides faster and notorious freeway bottlenecks in our region.
Former KNBC anchor and reporter Jennifer Bjorklund hosted the one-hour call-in show that was produced by Santa Monica CityTV.
Metro Live: left to right, host Jennifer Bjorklund, Metro Board Chair Diane DuBois and Metro Executive Director of Highways Doug Failing. Photo by Marc Littman/Metro
Last night Metro Board Chair Diane DuBois — Councilmember for the City of Lakewood, a highway-dependent section of L.A.County — and Doug Failing, Metro Executive Director of Highway Projects answered phone and email questions from commuters all over L.A. County on Metro Live, a live TV call-in show that streamed simultaneously on the web.
Topics included worst bottlenecks in L.A. County, the future of tollways, goods movement, I-5 and I-405 Sepulveda Pass construction, public transit to LAX and the benefits (and joys) of the Metro Freeway Service Patrol.
Former KNBC anchor and reporter Jennifer Bjorklund hosted the 1-hour call-in show that was produced by Santa Monica CityTV. We should have the video on the Source some time next week.
Metro Board Chair Diane DuBois and Doug Failing, Metro Executive Director of Highways, will answer roads and highways questions LIVE on Metro Live on Santa Monica City TV 16 and L.A. County TV 36 from 7 to 8 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 17. The show also will stream simultaneously on citytv.org.
The phone number to call between 7 and 8 p.m. is (310) 458-4950.
Or send advance questions before 4 p.m. Thursday to firstname.lastname@example.org
Metro Board Chair Diane DuBois and Doug Failing, Metro Executive Director of Highway Projects, will answer phoned-in questions from TV viewers on Metro Live from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17. But you can send in your advance questions now. Just send them to email@example.com and remember to include your name and city.
The show will focus on Metro highway projects done in partnership with Caltrans. Topics will include: on-going congestion, goods movement, why highways are a key component of Measure R, congestion pricing for highways, how technology is helping us eliminate traffic bottlenecks, 21st century funding tools, mobility options and highways and roads of the future, including an innovative plan for the I-710 South that will some day create a goods movement propelled by technology.
Metro Live will air on Santa Monica City TV 16 and L.A. County TV 36 and will stream live on the web at citytv.org.
Here’s an opportunity to offer your opinions and ask questions of Metro officials. Metro will host a one-hour call-in TV show on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Called Metro Live, the show also will stream on the web at citytv.org.
Discuss Metro’s on-going and future street and highway projects with new Metro Board Chair Diane DuBois — Councilmember for the city of Lakewood — and Doug Failing, Metro Executive Director of Highway Projects.
The show will focus on Metro’s multi-pronged approach to battling traffic congestion — specifically as it pertains to major street and highway projects it is funding in partnership with Caltrans (the California Department of Transportation).
Metro Live will be accepting advance questions from the web but they must include a name and city location. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metro oversees one of the largest bus and rail networks in the nation. But it also oversees three half cent sales taxes that provide funding for streets and highways. With this funding, the highway program is tackling some of the region’s thorniest traffic problems.
Viewers are invited to call in questions about on-going construction, like the I-405 and the I-5 widening, gridlock, potholes and efforts to better manage traffic flow between major streets and freeways.
Find out what projects are quickly headed for completion. (And which aren’t.) Learn why the modernization of goods movement from the ports is essential to our health and our pocketbooks as it creates millions of jobs locally and elsewhere. Ask questions about the ExpressLanes project on the I-110 and I-10 freeways and find out why tollways could be part of future highway construction and funding plans … and which highways might make sense.
Metro Live will air on Santa Monica City TV 16 and L.A. County TV 36 and will stream live on the web at citytv.org. Metro Live is co-produced by Metro and Santa Monica CityTV.
Members of the Metro Speakers Bureau are available this fall to talk with children and young people about careers at Metro. Grade school is not too early to start.
Metro employs bus and train operators, mechanics and maintenance people, clerks, bus and rail transportation and maintenance supervisors, as well as transit planners, security personnel and even artists and marketing and media relations professionals. Topics could include training necessary to qualify for any of these jobs and careers that look best for the future.
If you have questions or would like to request a speaker for your school, email: email@example.com. Speakers are available on a first come, first served basis.