The first item that caught my eye on today’s transportation headlines was a post by Dakota Smith at Curbed LA on Friday afternoon on Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz’ ongoing study of a personal rapid transit (PRT) system to span the Sepulveda Pass. Koretz, who represents parts of the [continue reading]
Service delays on the Metro Blue Line continued this morning following construction work over the weekend by the Expo Construction Authority. Earlier this morning test trains traveling the segment from the Washington Station to the Pico Station encountered some problems. As a result, a bus bridge remains in place to [continue reading]
To follow-up our earlier posts about the accident Friday afternoon on the Blue Line light rail: the woman who was struck by the train died. Here’s a link to a story in the Los Angeles Times. UPDATE, 5 p.m. —Metro officials have the following information: At 1:17 pm, a southbound [continue reading]
Blue Line back on schedule. No more delays.
Service has been restored on both tracks of the Blue Line, following an accident at Imperial/Wilmington/Rosa Parks Station. But northbound commuters should expect 15-minute delays between Transit Mall and Imperial stations.
At about 1:17 pm, a southbound Blue Line train struck a person at Imperial/Wilmington Station. LAPD, LAFD, LA Sheriff’s and rescue ambulance are on the scene. Trains are single tracking around the accident. Commuters should expect at least 20-minute delays.
A community meeting was held Thursday evening at the Skirball Center for the 405 widening project that will add an HOV-lane for 10 miles over the Sepulveda Pass. It’s a monster project with a billion-dollar pricetag that will soon begin construction and is scheduled to be complete in 2013. Here’s [continue reading]
The Blue Line is single tracking from Florence to Imperial, around an accident at Wilmington crossing. Expect 20 minute delays. Update will follow.
I have a thing for Census Bureau data and so does Planetizen: They have a smart post today showing the 10 metropolitan areas where transit use increased the most between 2006 and 2008. Riverside was — to my surprise — one of them, as was Phoenix. When I think of [continue reading]
Just a reminder: there is no Blue Line light rail service this weekend in downtown Los Angeles between the Washington station and Metro Center. The reason: tracks from the under-construction Expo Line must be joined together with Blue Line tracks. The two lines will be sharing a short stretch of [continue reading]