Here’s the news release from the Auto Club: Beginning today, all Automobile Club of Southern California branches are offering Metro ExpressLane transponders at a 20 percent discount exclusively for Auto Club members. Currently, Auto Club branches are the only retail locations outside of Metro customer centers where the transponders can [continue reading]
The Los Angeles County Registrar on Friday officially approved the Measure J title to the Metro-sponsored ballot measure asking county voters to extend the Measure R half-cent sales tax for 30 years – from mid-2039 to mid-2069. Here’s the ballot language that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot: Accelerating [continue reading]
Good to see Expo Phase 2 work coming along on several fronts. Here’s the notice:
As many readers are surely aware, the ongoing studies to improve traffic in the area around the gap in the 710 freeway just finished their latest round of community meetings. Not surprisingly, the meetings got a lot of fur flying in some communities — the reason I wanted to post [continue reading]
Above are a pair of nice aerial photos taken earlier this week of the new El Monte Station, which is scheduled to open this fall.
The idea is to better connect the Expo Line to both downtown Santa Monica and Westwood and UCLA. Here’s the news from the Big Blue Bus website: Big News: Fall Service Begins August 26 & 27 Read all about new Rapid 12 and Rapid 20, and changes to Routes 2, [continue reading]
Some good news from Metro staff working on the Regional Connector project in downtown. Here's the announcement: What: The Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project will extend Light Rail Transit (LRT) tracks 1.9 miles underground through Downtown Los Angeles, connecting the Metro Gold, Blue, and Expo lines. The project also includes [continue reading]
First, I want to be very clear about something: I have no idea whether the Los Angeles region in the future will want to bid on hosting the Olympic Games. It’s a big decision involving a lot of money and many cities across the globe have wrestled with the question [continue reading]