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]
Here’s the good word from Metro staff working on the Regional Connector project, which will tie the Blue Line, Expo Line and Gold Line together in downtown Los Angeles, making for an easier commute for many riders. Metro is currently completing advanced conceptual engineering for the Regional Connector, a 1.9-mile [continue reading]
One of the big structures for phase 2 of the Expo Line is the bridge over Sepulveda Boulevard — just south of Pico. Below is the latest construction notice from the Expo Line Construction Authority, the agency building the line that Metro will eventually operate. Phase 2 of the Expo [continue reading]
Westside Subway Extension secures Record of Decision from feds, a big step forward for a big project!
Another big milestone for the Westside Subway Extension today: the Federal Transit Administration gave its stamp of approval to the project’s environmental studies. In plain English, this means the project is now eligible to pursue the federal money it will need to get fully built. What’s next for the project? [continue reading]
State route 710 meeting in Pasadena tonight moved to South Pasadena Library; meeting to begin 6:45 p.m.
To better accommodate as many community members interested in the SR 710 Environmental Study, tonight’s meeting location for the South Pasadena Community Liaison Council (CLC) Meeting has been moved. New Meeting Location: South Pasadena Public Library Community Room 1115 El Centro St. South Pasadena, CA 91030 The meeting will also [continue reading]
California Geological Survey tells BHUSD more work is needed on their study of West Beverly Hills Lineament
The Beverly Hills Weekly has published a story (pdf, pages 4 to 7) today about a California Geological Survey review of an earthquake fault study contracted by the Beverly Hills Unified School District. The School District has said that the study, done by Leighton Consultants, shows that the West Beverly [continue reading]
Metro will host a series of seven SR-710 Community Liaison Council (CLCs) meetings starting August 6 through August 13, 2012. The purpose for the meetings is to provide members of the CLCs an overview of what was heard from the public and a detailed explanation on alternatives presented at the SR-710 [continue reading]
From the Foothill Construction Authority: On Wednesday, crews placed more than 64 truck loads (that’s 600 cubic yards) I-210 Gold Line Bridge. The work began in the late afternoon and was completed at 6:00 a.m. the next morning. It required a full eastbound freeway closure from 11 p.m. to 5:00 [continue reading]
Aerial photos by Gary Leonard The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Advisory Services Panel visited Los Angeles in December, sponsored by Metro and the City of Los Angeles planning department, to [continue reading]