“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.
Here's the agenda for first full Metro Board of Directors meeting of 2013; buenas manana and bon appetit!
Good morning, Source readers! If you detect that extra bounce in our step it’s perhaps because the first full meeting of the Metro Board of Directors begins at 9 a.m. today at Metro headquarters adjacent to Los Angeles Union Station. If you’re in the neighborhood, feel free to stop by [continue reading]
One of the key questions facing the Metro Board of Directors at its meeting Thursday: should Metro continue to plan projects that are scheduled to be built in the second and third decades of Measure R? These include transit projects such as an extension of the Gold Line from East [continue reading]
Metro to run more Gold Line trains every six minutes from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends beginning Jan. 27
Gold Line trains currently run every 12 minutes during the day on weekends so this is a big-time improvement. Here’s the news release from Metro: Beginning Sunday, January 27, Metro will operate more frequent service along the Metro Gold Line, improving train service from every 12 minutes to every 6 [continue reading]
The McBean Regional Transfer Station will soon be expanding with a new McBean Park-and-Ride. The project will include 282 new parking spaces that are much needed as other park and ride lots in the Santa Clarita area and at nearby Metrolink stations are at full capacity. “With $2.97 million MTA Call [continue reading]
Metro took another step forward toward construction of the Regional Connector Project by issuing a Request for Proposals, or RFP, last week for the 1.9-mile underground light rail line through downtown Los Angeles. The $1.367-billion project is partially funded with $160 million in Measure R money, and is considered one [continue reading]
New Bus Purchase staff report by Metro buses rack up a lot of miles and need to be replaced at regular intervals. The above Metro staff report proposes the purchase of 550 40-foot buses powered by compressed natural gas from New Flyer, which is based in Winnipeg and has manufacturing [continue reading]