The above photo was taken at 7:15 a.m. this morning of the northbound 110 freeway; the ExpressLanes are the two far-left lanes. As you can see, traffic was flowing smoothly in the heart of the morning rush hour. The ExpressLanes averaged about 1,200 vehicles per hour during the rush hour [continue reading]
And so it begins: ExpressLanes — Los Angeles County's first foray into congestion pricing — open Saturday night on 110 freeway!
The first freeway in Los Angeles County opened in 1940 (the Pasadena Freeway), the first carpool lane in 1973 (the El Monte Busway) and Saturday at 10:02:26 p.m. the first HOT lanes debuted as part of the new ExpressLanes on the 110 freeway between Adams Boulevard and 182nd Street. Here’s [continue reading]
UPDATE, SATURDAY 9:45 a.m.: The ExpressLanes will open at 10 p.m. Saturday. Related post: ExpressLanes basics. With the clock ticking down toward the scheduled opening of the ExpressLanes on the 110 freeway, Metro officials held a news conference this morning to help spread the good word that Los Angeles County's [continue reading]
From the Crenshaw/LAX Line's project page: To celebrate the construction phase of the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project, video maker Mobolaji Olambiwonnu, Dreamseeker Media worked with Metro Creative Services to produce a series of six short videos that illustrate the history, current needs and anticipation for rail in the community [continue reading]
A few talking heads talking about congestion pricing! Give it a watch — it’s only two minutes.
Metro’s third major project of 2012 is opening this weekend — the Metro ExpressLanes on the 110 freeway between Adams Boulevard and 182nd Street. A few questions have come up, naturally, and I want to try to clearly and unequivocally answer the ones that I’ve been getting time and again. [continue reading]
There are still ballots from the Measure J election remaining to be counted, but we believe the results are unlikely to change. It’s always useful to know where support did and didn’t come from across sprawling Los Angeles County on any kind of transportation issue, so we spent some time [continue reading]
Statement from Metro CEO Art Leahy; Measure J falls just short of necessary two-thirds voter approval
Here’s the statement just issued by Metro Chief Executive Officer Art Leahy: While the ballot effort to extend the Measure R transit sales tax by another 30 years fell just short of the necessary two thirds voter approval, Metro remains focused on delivering a dozen new transit projects and 15 [continue reading]
The final unoffiicial results were posted by the Registrar within the past hour. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Measure J is nearly two percentage points shy of the two-thirds threshold needed for passage. It appears about 889,000 fewer people cast a vote in the Measure J election than in [continue reading]
Here’s the latest good word from the Expo Line Construction Authority, the agency building the Measure R-funded second phase between Culver City and Santa Monica.