A couple of notes from early in the meeting: •After two-plus months of operation, the ExpressLanes on the 110 freeway have allowed for travel speeds of 45 mph or over 100 percent of the time, reported Metro officials. That's important because the federal grant that allowed Metro to construct the [continue reading]
The gavel just dropped on the January meeting of the full Metro Board of Directors. You can listen to the meeting by calling 213-922-6045.
Here’s the news release from Metro: More than 80,000 FasTrak® ExpressLanes Transponders Issued; Numerous Discounts Offered Metro ExpressLanes to Debut Along 14 miles of the I-10 San Bernardino Freeway on Saturday, February 23 Following on the heels of the successful opening late last year of 11-miles of Metro ExpressLanes along [continue reading]
Good morning, Source readers! If you detect that extra bounce in our step it’s perhaps because the first full meeting of the Metro Board of Directors begins at 9 a.m. today at Metro headquarters adjacent to Los Angeles Union Station. If you’re in the neighborhood, feel free to stop by [continue reading]
One of the key questions facing the Metro Board of Directors at its meeting Thursday: should Metro continue to plan projects that are scheduled to be built in the second and third decades of Measure R? These include transit projects such as an extension of the Gold Line from East [continue reading]
Expo Line Fan emailed us this nice photo that he took looking east toward the Expo Line Bridge that will carry the train over both Cloverfield Boulevard and Olympic Boulevard in Santa Monica. Cloverfield is directly under the bridge and Olympic Boulevard is in the foreground. After the tracks [continue reading]
First, a point of emphasis: the America Fast Forward program to expand federal funding to speed up the construction of transportation projects is very much a work-in-progress. Congress adopted part of America Fast Forward last year — an expanded federal loan program called TIFIA that backs loans with the big [continue reading]
UPDATE, 3 P.M. WEDNESDAY: The motion was withdrawn and will not be considered at Thursday's Board meeting. We posted the newly released Alternatives Analysis (AA) yesterday for the SR-710 project that aims to improve traffic in the area near the gap in the 710 between Alhambra and Pasadena. Above [continue reading]
SR-710 Alternatives Analysis by Above is the Alternatives Analysis for the SR-710 project that was released late Friday afternoon. Here’s the executive summary. We’ve previously reported on the five alternatives that Metro staff is recommending for further study in a draft environmental impact statement/report, but the AA provides a lot [continue reading]
Planning continues on the city of Los Angeles project to return streetcar service to downtown Los Angeles. Here’s the good word on an upcoming community meeting: To learn more about the project, visit the Go L.A. Streetcar website.