Here’s the news release from Metro: The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has commissioned four talented Los Angeles based artists – Martin Durazo, Phung Huynh, Vincent Ramos and Eloy Torrez – for artworks that will enhance the transit experience at El Monte Station, the largest bus facility west [continue reading]
Metro and the City of Long Beach will host a free poster signing event for artist Christine Nguyen on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Stearns Champions Park Social Hall. Nguyen was commissioned by Metro to create the artwork for the Through the Eyes of Artists poster series. The poster is currently on [continue reading]
If your New Year’s resolution is to get to know L.A. a little bit better, don’t waste any time: come join Metro Art Moves tonight at 5:30 p.m. Meet at the information booth inside the Alameda Street entrance to Union Station. The art tour ends around 7 p.m. at the Downtown [continue reading]
Metro Service Councils are ringing in the new year with four January meetings. The San Fernando Valley Service Council will not meet in January as their regular meeting would have been on New Year’s Day. The other four Councils will hold their meetings on the usual days and times, as listed [continue reading]
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]