Diana Ladd at the Next City blog admired the craftmanship that went into Dodge’s Super Bowl ad that used an old speech by radio legend Paul Harvey titled “God Made a Farmer” to promote its own line of pickup trucks. Harvey, of course, wasn’t talking about pickup trucks at the [continue reading]
The Metro San Fernando Service Council kicks off a new round of monthly Service Council meetings this evening (Wednesday, February 6) in Van Nuys. With the exception of the Gateway Cities meeting, all of the February Service Council meetings will be held at the usual times and days and locations [continue reading]
MoveLA conference tackles thorny issues: among them, should the threshold for future sales tax measures be lowered to 55 percent?
I spent a couple of hours at MoveLA’s annual conference at Union Station on Friday. As the group’s name implies, MoveLA — with financial help from Metro — is pushing for an expansion and acceleration of transit projects across Los Angeles County. Three things I heard that I found intriguing [continue reading]
Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the Library’s Headlines blog, which you can also access via email subscription or RSS feed. Fixes on tap for TAP at Metro (ZevWeb) A very good summary of work [continue reading]
More than 100 community members interested in construction careers attended the “Construction 101” workshop put on by Metro, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) and other community partners at Inglewood City Hall on Saturday, Jan. 29. The workshops put eager residents on the career path by covering the [continue reading]
I love the question posed in the opening of this 1989 video, suggesting that city planners could not have possibly been thinking of what Los Angeles had become: TrafficVille. My two cents: I think this video gives city planners too much credit. I’m not sure they were thinking of anything [continue reading]
“This day is here…” On January 29, 1993, former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley stood among a swarm of public officials and transit agency staffers on the cramped Pershing Square subway platform. Standing shoulders above everyone else, including then-California Gov. Pete Wilson, Bradley proudly inaugurated the opening of the first [continue reading]
The transit advocacy group Move LA has seen increasingly larger crowds for its previous four annual conferences. This year’s conference is Friday, Feb. 1, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the old ticketing area at the front of Los Angeles Union Station (i.e. the Alameda Street side of [continue reading]
Board agrees on contract modification for further engineering work for Westside/Purple Line Extension
The Metro Board approved on a 7 to 2 vote a contract modification worth about $30.5 million dollars for Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc., to provide preliminary engineering services and other work on the first and second phases of the Westside/Purple Line Extension, as well as final design services for modifications to [continue reading]
The gavel just dropped on the January meeting of the full Metro Board of Directors. You can listen to the meeting by calling 213-922-6045.