May Day rally brings bus detours to Downtown and Westwood this Saturday

Here’s a press release from Metro Communications about bus detours caused by the upcoming immigration rallys this Saturday, May 1st:

Metro Bus service in downtown Los Angeles and Westwood will be temporarily detoured Saturday, May 1, due to an immigration march and demonstration calling for a comprehensive immigration reform and a May Day rally.

The downtown march and rally has been scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and will assemble on Broadway Street between 11th Street and Olympic Boulevard. The march will proceed along Broadway Street up First and Temple Street where the rally will take place.

Metro customers are encourage to use the Metro Purple and Metro Red lines to get to the march and rally exiting on Pershing Square and/or Civic Center Metro Rail stations closest to Broadway.

Forty-seven Metro Bus lines in the downtown area will be detoured between 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. when Metro Bus service returns to regular schedules.

Metro bus lines impacted by the detours will include 2, 4, 10, 16, 18, 20, 26, 28, 30, 31, 40, 42, 45, 48, 51, 52, 53, 55, 60, 62, 66, 68, 70, 71, 76, 78, 79, 81, 83, 84, 90, 91, 92, 94, 96, 439, 445, 460, 485, 487, 720, 740, 745, 760, 770, 794, and the Metro Silver Line.

In Westwood on Wilshire Boulevard the May Day rally will take place between Westwood Boulevard and Gayley Avenue, Le Conte Avenue, between Gayley Avenue and Westwood Boulevard and Westwood Boulevard between Wilshire Boulevard and Le Conte Avenue. Metro Bus lines impacted will be 2, 20, 720 and 761 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Metro apologizes for any inconvenience due to bus detours. Metro patrons are advised to plan in advance and allow extra time for their trips. For more information on Metro Bus detours and schedules visit Metro’s web page www.metro.net or call 1 (800) COMMUTE.

Spanish language press release is posted after the jump. Continue reading

Bus delays in downtown L.A. on Tuesday for Darryl Gates funeral

Metro Bus service will be detoured Tuesday, April 27, in downtown Los Angeles due to the memorial service for former Los Angeles Police Department Chief Darryl Gates to be held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

A procession will begin at 8:35 a.m. at the Police Administration Building, located at 100 West First Street and will proceed to the Cathedral at 555 West Temple St.

Forty three Metro bus lines in the Civic Center area will be detoured between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. when Metro Bus service will return to regular schedules.

Metro Buses impacted by the detours will include 2, 4, 10, 14, 30, 31, 33, 37, 40, 42, 45, 48, 55, 60, 68, 70, 71, 76, 78, 79, 81, 83, 84, 90, 91, 92, 94, 96, 333, 355, 439, 445, 485, 487, 489, 714, 728, 730, 740, 745, 770, 794 and 910.

Metro apologizes for any inconvenience to Metro patrons due to bus detours. For more information on Metro bus detours and schedules visit Metro’s web page www.metro.net or call 1 (800) COMMUTE.

Espanol

Los servicios de autobuses Metro serán desviados este Martes 27 en el centro de Los Angeles debido a los servicios funerales para el ex jefe del Departamento de Policía de Los Angeles Darryl Gates que tendrán lugar en la Cathedral Our Lady of the Angeles (Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles).

La procesión comenzará a las 8:35 de la mañana desde el edificio Administrativo de la Policía, localizado en el 100 al oeste de la calle First y seguirá hasta la Catedral localizada en el 555 al oeste de la calle Temple. Continue reading


Long Beach police clear Blue Line stations following check for suspicious activity

UPDATE: 12:06 p.m. – Blue Line Transit Mall and Pacific stations in Long Beach cleared for service. Blue Line resumes normal operations.

11:30 a.m. – Blue Line Transit Mall and Pacific stations in the Long Beach area are closed to all traffic at 11:15 a.m. while Long Beach police investigate suspicious activity. Southbound trains will turn north at First Street Station. Updates to follow.


Intersection of Church & Sepulveda to be closed next two weekends

SATURDAY, APRIL  24 UPDATE
Good news – The street closure of Church Lane has been canceled this weekend.

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The latest fun that is part of Sepulveda Pass widening project on the 405 freeway: the intersection of Church Lane and Sepulveda Boulevard is being shut down the two next weekends as part of the work being done to reconstruct the Sunset Boulevard bridge over the 405. Tonight’s closure begins at 9 p.m. and plans are for the intersection to reopen by 6 a.m. Monday.

All the details about detours are in the press release posted after the jump. Continue reading

Bus detours this Sunday as Fiesta Broadway celebrates its 21st anniversary

Fiesta Broadway, the nation’s largest Cinco de Mayo event, is returning to Downtown L.A. for its 21st year – and with the celebration comes bus detours as many streets Downtown will be closed off for the massive event.

Detours will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and continue through 6:00 a.m. on Monday.

Hill, Broadway, Spring, Main and Los Angeles streets will be closed to traffic between Temple Street and 4th Street. In addition, all east/west streets from Temple Street to 4th Street will be closed to traffic.

The following bus lines will be affected by the event:

2, 4, 30/31, 33, 40, 42, 45, 68, 70, 71, 76, 78/79, 83, 84, 92, 96, 333, 439, 485, 487, 730, 740, 745, and 910.

Both the Metro Red Line and Purple Line serve the event and those wishing to attend should get off at either the Pershing Square Station or Civic Center Station.

Map of streets affected by Fiesta Broadway. Courtesy of Fiesta Broadway.

Read the full press release from Metro after the jump. Continue reading


Buses will detour for President's visit due to street closures in USC area

UPDATE: 5 p.m.

  • Metro Bus Lines 200 and 550 will be detoured to nearby thruways.
  • Also, Metro Bus Line 910, the Silver Line, will use the 37th St. station.
  • Signs are being posted at bus stops.

Some Metro bus lines will be detoured due to anticipated street closures in the area near USC, where President Obama is expected to visit the California Science Center this afternoon.

Metro Bus Line 81 traveling on Figueroa between Exposition and Martin Luther King Blvd. will be detoured to Broadway.

Metro Bus Lines 40, 42 and 740 traveling on Martin Luther King Blvd. between Hoover and Broadway will be detoured to Vernon Ave.

The detours are expected to take place from approximately 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tonight due to the street closures of both Figueroa and Martin Luther King Blvd.


Bus detours in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday to accommodate funeral for LAPD Officer killed in Afghanistan

Metro Bus service will be detoured tomorrow, Tuesday, April 13, in downtown Los Angeles due to the funeral service of Los Angeles Police Department Officer and Marine Sergeant Major Robert Cottle, to be held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

LAPD SWAT officer Cottle was killed while serving in Afghanistan. A funeral procession will begin at 8:45 a.m. at the Police Administration Building, located at 100 West First Street and will proceed to the Cathedral at 555 West Temple St.

Forty two Metro bus lines in the Civic Center area will be detoured at 6 a.m. up until 2 p.m. when Metro Bus service will return to regular schedule.

Metro Buses impacted by the detours will include 2, 4, 10, 14, 30, 31,33, 37, 40, 42, 45, 48, 55, 60, 68, 70, 71, 76, 78, 79, 81, 83, 84, 90, 91, 92, 94, 96, 333, 355, 439, 445, 485, 487, 489, 714, 730, 740, 745, 770, 794 and 910.

Metro apologizes for any inconvenience to Metro patrons due to bus detours. For more information on Metro bus detours and schedules visit Metro’s web page www.metro.net and click at Trip Planner or call 1 (800) COMMUTE.


UPDATE: Blue Line restores full service for Monday morning commute

Just in time for a rainy commute, the Blue Line powers up for the start of service at 4 a.m. Downtown Blue Line stations — Washington, Grand, Pico/Chick Hearn, 7th Metro Center — were closed to allow for construction of the Expo light rail line. Rail service from Long Beach Transit Mall to Washington Station was not affected. A bus bridge was established to shuttle passengers to Red, Purple, and Gold Line connections.

What was happening: Read earlier post

Blue Line delays again this weekend

They’re at it again … working on linkage between the Blue Line and the Exposition Light-Rail Line. Yes, it’s a temporary annoyance but won’t it be great when the east/west line to Culver City is completed? The delays mean the two lines, which will share track between Washington and 7th & Metro stations, are being interlaced. So there’s forward movement and in construction projects, that’s a good thing.

This weekend, starting at 9 tonight (4/2) to rush hour Monday morning, there’ll be a bus bridge between 7th & Metro and Washington stations. The buses will ferry customers to stations between. This may cause 40-minute delays so allow at least that much extra time.

After the jump, the press release issued by Metro Media Relations. Continue reading


Marathon bus detours

The Los Angeles Marathon has a new route again this year — this time running from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica via downtown L.A., Hollywood and Beverly Hills. It’s a nice course. Previous versions of the race seemed to go out of their way to feature the ghastly nature of some of the region’s commercial boulevards.

With the race cutting a big swath across town, many Metro bus routes face detours throughout the day Sunday. Click here for a full list on Metro’s website.

Those who want to view the race may want to consider traveling to downtown Los Angeles or Hollywood on Metro Rail. Parking is expected to be very tight in Santa Monica. If you want to watch the finish of the race, here’s my advice: ride your bike to Santa Monica or park somewhere along the coast well south of Santa Monica and ride there on the Marvin Braude bikeway.

Race organizers and the city of Santa Monica are offering free bike valet parking. Details are after the jump. Continue reading