UPDATE, 1:50 P.M. WEDNESDAY: Metro is working on creating a smaller waiting area for BoltBus and Megabus customers. Los Angeles Union Station patrons may have noticed a change that went into effect Monday: the seating area at the front of the facility is now available only for passengers with tickets [continue reading]
Coffee tastes better and is more likely to wake you up when served in new Metro mug available in new Metro store!
Isn’t she lovely? The 15-ounce mug was added today to the new Metro online store. At $6.75, it’s just screaming to be stuffed into stockings or squirreled away for next year’s Chanukah.
Have you spotted the latest poster from the popular Through the Eyes of Artists series riding rail and bus? Long Beach artist Christine Nguyen designed an imaginary, underwater dreamscape that playfully intertwines jellyfish, sea vegetation and caves with iconic Long Beach landmarks, including the Astronaut Islands, El Dorado Nature Center [continue reading]
At the risk of sounding like I’m aware of current trends in pop culture, you simply must drop everything and watch Pharrell Williams’ new music video for his song “Happy.” It’s not just a regular video — it’s a 24-hour video featuring different people dancing to the song across Los [continue reading]
Our latest installment in our Then & Now series takes us to the intersection of 8th & Vermont in Los Angeles. The top photo was taken Sept. 2, 1950. I took the bottom photo last month, so roughly 63 years later. What’s changed? The Bank of America building is there [continue reading]
On Thursday Metro continues its free art tours, Metro Art Moves. The tours pair local artists with docent guides, who share stories about the artworks and lead activities to heighten tour-goer engagement, demystifying the Metro system along the way. Meet promptly at 5:30 p.m. at the Union Station information kiosk, [continue reading]
Due to two federal holidays this month — Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving — there has been a slight rejiggering of the Service Council meetings. To avoid a conflict with Veteran’s Day, the San Gabriel Valley Service Council elected to shift their meeting to Wednesday, November 20. The time (5 p.m.) [continue reading]
With great sadness, Metro Art shares the news of the passing of artist Stephen Antonakos. Antonakos’ 1991 installation Neons for Pershing Square at the Pershing Square Metro Rail Station commemorates the neon sign as an art form. His work pays homage to the first neon sign in the United States, which was [continue reading]
Metro Presents: The Magic of Smoke and Mirrors at historic Union Station on Wednesday, October 30. The theatrical magic show will take place inside the former Fred Harvey Restaurant, a dramatic space that is usually closed to the public. The performance presents highlights from Smoke and Mirrors, the critically acclaimed [continue reading]
The top photo was taken at the intersection of Main and 11th streets in downtown Los Angeles on May 21, 1955, most likely from the front of a streetcar. The bottom photo was taken by yours truly on Friday, who had to quickly shoot and dodge cars turning south onto [continue reading]