The photos above, taken early Saturday afternoon, show the replaced diamond frog at the junction of the Blue Line and Expo Line tracks at Washington and Flower in downtown L.A. Metro officials said Saturday that work is proceeding according to schedule. The work is the reason that the Blue Line [continue reading]
To accelerate the building of 13.5 miles of HOV lanes on I-5 in Santa Clarita area, Metro proposes charging tolls for vehicles with one or two occupants to use the lanes
Metro this month is providing key details on plans to accelerate an important Measure R project for northern Los Angeles County. The project would add carpool lanes for 13.5 miles in both directions to Interstate 5 through the Santa Clarita area. A toll for vehicles with one or two occupants [continue reading]
Work crews to perform track work at rail junction at Washington/Flower in downtown L.A. this weekend
Work crews on Friday night are set to begin making repairs to the rail junction at Washington and Flower in downtown Los Angeles. The work will require all trains to be replaced with shuttle buses for Expo Line and Blue Line riders traveling between 7th/Metro Center, Pico, 23rd Street and [continue reading]
Construction notice: upcoming utility relocation work for Regional Connector on 2nd, Hill, Broadway, Spring and Main
Good to see more work underway. The Connector will tie together the Gold, Blue and Expo lines in downtown Los Angeles in order to speed up trips through downtown and reduce transfers. More about the project here.
Countdown to I-10 Metro ExpressLanes: understanding the differences between the 10 and the 110 ExpressLanes
The ExpressLanes on the 10 freeway are scheduled to open at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, weather permitting. While the concept is the same as the existing ExpressLanes on the 110 freeway, there are some similarities and differences. The big similarity: if you plan to use the lanes in [continue reading]
The January ridership numbers for Metro are below. The basic breakdown: overall Metro ridership is slightly up compared to Jan. 2012 (1,445,601 avg. weekday boardings compared to 1,408,380), rail ridership is significantly up from Jan. 2012 (358,967 avg. weekday boardings compared to 335,108 boardings last year) and bus ridership is [continue reading]
Metro last year scored a win when Congress adopted part of the America Fast Forward initiative, expanding a federal loan program called TIFIA that offers low-interest, government backed loans. Metro is now pushing Congress to adopt the other half of AFF, a bond program designed to raise money to accelerate [continue reading]
Three lanes on the northbound I-405 will be closed between Montana Avenue and the Getty Center off-ramp for 55 hours starting Friday, March 1. The contractor will pave the future High-Occupancy Vehicle lane and realign the I-405 in this area during this time. The southbound I-405 and Sepulveda Boulevard will remain open. All [continue reading]
photo by ExpoLine Fan, via his Flickr page Nice photo from work done Monday at the bridge that will carry the Expo Line over National Boulevard in Palms. ExpoLine Fan has tons of construction pics on his Flickr page and updates it frequently for those who want very frequent [continue reading]
Here’s the new video from the Regional Connector team that provides a timeline of how construction will proceed along Flower Street. The Connector, of course, will tie in with the Blue Line and Expo Line just north of the existing 7th/Metro Center Station.