Elected officials and Metro are cutting the ribbon on the new El Monte Station later this morning, with the public opening on Sunday. I’ll post some photos of the facility later today. In the meantime, here’s a fact sheet on the station:
A look at the alternatives under study for the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor; community meetings are underway
The latest round of community meetings began last night for the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor project, which aims to improve north-south transit in the area shown in the map above. Info on the remaining three meetings is here; the next meeting is Thursday night (Oct. 4) from 6 [continue reading]
Hey Readers! The I-405 is officially liberated and Carmageddon turned out to be CarmaHeaven once again. The speculation and wonderment kept the Twittersphere abuzz all weekend – everyone and their grandmothers tweeted about the phenomenon. We thought it would be fun to round-up the Twitter chatter from famous people (do [continue reading]
The loan was announced back in 2010, but a lot of paperwork goes into securing these things. The good news is that the deal is now officially complete and the money will go a long way toward the $1.75-billion Crenshaw/LAX Line, which is currently out to bid to contractors. As [continue reading]
Some news from Sacramento yesterday; see the release below from Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles), who wrote the state bill needed to get Measure J on the ballot. Measure J would continue the Measure R sales tax from mid-2039 to mid-2069, with the sales tax money being used in part [continue reading]
That’s the scene as of a couple minutes ago as traffic on the northbound 405 rolled under the Mulholland Drive Bridge with horns a-honkin’ — led by a big-time escort by the CHP and Caltrans vehicles (below). The southbound lanes should be open in the next hour or two. The [continue reading]
Photographs courtesy of LACMTA (Josh Southwick, Metro Creative Services)
As expected, officials just announced that work on demolition of the northern side of the Mulholland Drive Bridge over the 405 freeway has gone well this weekend. As a result, the 405 is on track to reopen at 5 a.m. tomorrow, as was planned. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said [continue reading]
There’s the scene earlier this afternoon as crew work to clean up the roadway. There will be a news conference at 5 p.m. at Camp Carmageddon with an update on construction/demolition progress.
Here are a few photos I took late Saturday afternoon and early evening. Disclosure: I applied some filters and other processing to try to hide my photographic deficiencies. Plus, I like how they look. Click on any of them to see larger.