If you’ve been following progress on the Regional Connector project, you already know that the Little Tokyo community has not exactly been thrilled with Metro’s proposals to build rails at street level across First and Alameda Streets to connect with the Gold Line. The Little Tokyo Community Council has, in [continue reading]
In Metro’s glossy new brochures about the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension, it’s hard to find any mention of the availability of bicycle parking at the line’s eight light rail stations that will run between Downtown and East L.A beginning Sunday. I find this curious, considering that the Eastside Extension [continue reading]
It’s been in the works for months and Metro will launch its redesigned web site later today. Call it Metro.net 2.0 — the agency’s all-out effort to employ the latest online tools to help you, the taxpayer, track your transportation investments in L.A. County. To visit the new site, click [continue reading]
The Regional Connector project team starts a new round of community meetings on Thursday, and it’s no surprise that the most community concern is centered in Little Tokyo. The issue: Planners are wrangling over potential alignments for the light rail line and how best to get train tracks across the [continue reading]
It may only be a coincidence, but Metro contractors have just completed the first project on the Metro Orange Line Extension at the same time the “Valley’s Best Short-Cut” marks its fourth service anniversary.
The area’s bike community has long clamored for better parking facilities from the powers-that-be in city and county government. A recent post from L.A. StreetsBlog complained about the risks of parking bikes in Downtown L.A. — the problem being the bikes may be intentionally removed by property owners. Metro has [continue reading]
After the Measure R half-cent sales tax was approved last year by voters, Metro officials said they would aggressively move the county’s transportation agenda forward. The tax increase took effect in July and with revenues now trickling in, planning of several rail lines is chugging along. Three Measure R projects [continue reading]
A group of Southern California transportation officials are in Washington today, making their case that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provide funds for an initial high-speed rail corridor between Downtown Los Angeles and Anaheim. Officials are seeking more than $2 billion from Washington for a project expected to cost [continue reading]