Metro received its new Mobile Command Center this morning, raising the bar when it comes to preparedness for big events and/or emergencies. The command center may look like a giant black mobile home from the outside, but on the inside it has everything necessary to help keep communications, security, bus [continue reading]
And here’s the video from yesterday’s media event on the Orange Line to promote new efforts to thwart fare evasion along the busway. Here’s the news release.
The City of Santa Clarita held a ribbon cutting earlier this morning for the newly completed Sand Canyon Road/SR-14 Beautification Project. The project included improvements to 3.4 acres with environmentally-friendly landscaping and a water efficient irrigation system. Officials said that beautification of freeway entry points helps maintain property values and supports the city’s [continue reading]
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Here's the agenda for Thursday's meeting of Metro Board of Directors and a few items of interest on fare gating, station renaming and park-n-ride lots
The Metro Board of Directors meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday for its regular monthly meeting. The agenda is above or you can download the pdf here. A few items of general interest on the agenda: •Metro staff are considering establishing a budget to add fare gates to four street-level stations [continue reading]
A Metrolink media event just wrapped at Union Station to announce that Positive Train Control — a technology used to prevent trains colliding — will start being used on some of the commuter’s railroad trains in Southern California. Here is the news release from Metrolink: LOS ANGELES – Senator Dianne [continue reading]
Here’s our original post along with the Metro news release. And here’s the FTA’s news release. And the non-government view of things? Here’s the L.A. Times article.
From our friends at the Federal Transit Administration: LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today celebrated the signing of a $670 million construction grant agreement to help build the Regional Connector light rail transit line in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The two-mile [continue reading]
Officials from Metro and the Federal Transit Administration signed a pair of agreements Thursday that will provide a $670-million federal grant and a $160-million federally-backed loan for the Regional Connector light rail project. The total budget of the project is $1.37 billion. A media event with public officials is being [continue reading]
Metro debuted the first of 550 New Flyer buses this morning. The New Flyer buses will be replacing the remaining high floor buses, thus making Metro a 100 percent low-floor fleet. Additionally, the buses will eventually replace all coaches built between 1999 and 2001, which will result in a much [continue reading]