The issue of fare restructuring — and problems with Metro’s current fare structure — were discussed today by the Metro Board of Directors’ Finance, Budget & Audit Committee. Metro staff are currently finalizing fare restructuring options that will likely be released to the public in early 2014. Among options likely [continue reading]
Postponed: Southbound I-405 Freeway Closure between U.S. 101 and Getty Center Drive Planned Thursday Night, Nov. 21
11/20/13 Update: Please note that the full directional closure of the southbound I-405 beginning midnight, Thursday, November 21, has been postponed due to rain. The new date and time is 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, November 24, 2013. Details are as follows: The southbound I-405 will be [continue reading]
Metro staff report looks at issues involving potential ballot measure to accelerate and fund transportation projects
First, the caveat: The Metro Board has not — emphasis on the HAS NOT part — decided to take a ballot measure to Los Angeles County voters. That said, in recent months, both the Board as a whole and individual members have said they want to explore the idea of [continue reading]
As we posted the other day, Westwood Boulevard is closed to traffic this weekend between Ashby and Richland avenues to accommodate the laying of tracks for the second phase of the Expo Line. The road is scheduled to reopen by 6 a.m. Monday. Above is a nice photo taken Saturday [continue reading]
Progress has been speedy on the construction of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension, the 11.5-mile addition that will extend the Gold Line from its current terminus in eastern Pasadena to Azusa with six new stations. And now comes the next step: tying the future extension into the existing Gold [continue reading]
Construction notice: upcoming weekend closures of Overland Avenue and Westwood Boulevard to lay tracks for Expo Line project
It’s a big step forward for the project but it comes with some inconvenience. The above notice from the Expo Line Construction Authority has all the details.
With the Gold Line Foothill Extension project nearly 50 percent complete, it’s a good time to start pondering some of the development that will take place along the 11.5-mile route between eastern Pasadena and the Azusa/Glendora border. Thus, the above report from the city of Monrovia on planning efforts for [continue reading]
Report on Expo Line impact on CC bus ridership by sourcemetro Above is a powerpoint from Culver City on the Expo Line’s impacts on bus ridership. The bottom line: there has definitely been an uptick in ridership since the Expo Line’s first phase fully opened in June 2012. Equally interesting, [continue reading]
And here is the video from last Thursday’s media event on the reopening of the last of the Wilshire-405 ramps. Please see this Source post for the news release on the ramps and more photos. The rebuilt ramps are part of the ongoing I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project.
Interesting legislative update from Metro CEO Art Leahy, on a nice shout-out from President Obama on the proposed America Fast Forward bond program: President Obama Backs America Fast Forward Bonds in Address at Port of New Orleans Earlier today, at an event held at the port of New Orleans, President [continue reading]