The Metro Board of Directors holds their regular monthly meeting on Thursday at 9 a.m. at Metro headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda is above; here’s a link to see it directly on Metro.net. As usual, I’ll be at the meeting and [continue reading]
The ExpressLanes on the 10 freeway between Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles and the 605 freeway opened early Saturday morning and thus far all has been going well. A few interesting stats: •Speeds in the ExpressLanes through this morning’s commute remained above 45 miles per hour 100 percent of [continue reading]
This is another key structure along the second phase of the Expo Line — among the others are new bridges over Venice Boulevard, Bundy and Cloverfield/Olympic.
The 14 miles of ExpressLanes between Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles and the 605 freeway debuted shortly after midnight. The initial toll to use the lanes from end-to-end was $3.25. The above photo was taken in the ExpressLanes central office in Gardena last night after the lanes opened.
Here’s the link to the project home page and here’s the link to the recently-released Alternatives Analysis for the project. Five alternatives are under study: the usual no-build option, traffic signal and intersection improvements, bus rapid transit (East L.A. to Pasadena), light rail (East L.A. to Pasadena) and a tunnel [continue reading]
On Thursday, Metro staff gave a progress report to the Metro Board’s Construction Committee on the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project. Project staff reported that the mega project has overcome some mega challenges over the last three years as it works to improve the I-405 freeway and add a northbound [continue reading]
With clear skies above and a sound weather forecast, everything looks like a go for the ExpressLanes on the I-10 to officially begin at 12:01 a.m. tonight. Or to put it another way, if you want to use the lanes after midnight tonight, you need to have a transponder in [continue reading]
Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the Library’s Headlines blog, which you can also access via email subscription or RSS feed. Where the Los Angeles mayoral candidates stand: transportation (Los Angeles Times) Best breakdown I’ve [continue reading]
The ExpressLanes on the 10 freeway are scheduled to open at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, weather permitting. There is a press event Friday morning at the new El Monte Station — adjacent to the ExpressLanes — but I wanted to put the word out early that motorcycles no longer need FasTrak [continue reading]