The Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority issued the following news release on Friday. In the meantime, numerous bridges are under construction throughout the alignment and particularly in Azusa and Arcadia. Ground has been broken on the first at-grade crossings (at Highland Avenue in Duarte and Dalton Avenue in Azusa) [continue reading]
The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements contractor is on schedule with Northbound I-405 paving work between Montana Avenue and Getty Center Offramps. Earlier this morning, the contractor completed grinding the pavement in this 2.5-mile area, and is now paving lanes. Striping work and K-rail shifts will follow as work continues today. [continue reading]
Check it out: While doing utility relocation work for the Regional Connector on Thursday in downtown L.A., crews found some old (presumably) streetcar rails between 1st and 2nd streets. There are still a lot of railroad tracks embedded in streets on the eastern and more industrial side of downtown, but [continue reading]
I had the good fortune of attending a forum last night with Janette Sadik-Khan, the innovative Transportation Commissioner for New York City. She was the featured speaker at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs Complete Streets Initiative, an effort to make local streets more user-friendly for pedestrians, cyclists, transit users [continue reading]
•The Board approved a $33.2-million, five-year contract with the California Vanpool Authority, Enterprise Rent-a-Car Company of Los Angeles and VPSI, Inc., to provide vanpool services to Metro. Metro staff report •The Board voted to accept $26.1 million from the state of California’s Prop 1B to help fund the I-405 Sepulveda [continue reading]
Above are a couple of photos taken yesterday of the paving work being done on the parking lot for the Expo Line's Culver City station. It should be a lot more pleasant next time it rains!
The gavel dropped at about 9:40 a.m. on today's Metro Board of Directors for those keeping score at home. Here's the agenda. Metro doesn't provide video or audio online streaming of its Board meetings, but those who want to listen in by phone can call 213-922-6045.
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.