Service Alerts

Oscar returns … a few days early

You might think you have until Sunday to diet into that gown or tux for the Academy Awards but Metro’s already getting ready. The red carpet in front of the Kodak Theatre will be installed tonight, starting at 10 p.m. or so … which means that buses normally cruising Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and LaBrea [continue reading]

Latest on 405 closures

Posted after the jump are the latest on 405 lane closures as part of the project to build a northbound carpool lane between the Santa Monica and Ventura freeways. Tonight’s feature attraction is a full-lane closure between Getty Center Drive and Greenleaf Street. Just a heads up: the closures on [continue reading]

Blue Line fatality

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a southbound Blue Line light rail train about 4 p.m. Friday afternoon at the Century Boulevard crossing, according to Metro officials. The incident is under investigation. Trains are single-tracking around the accident site and Blue Line passengers should expect 20-minute delays. UPDATE: Regular [continue reading]

Board meeting notes

Here are three of the noteworthy actions taken by the Metro Board of Directors at their meeting Thursday: *A contract worth up to $30.45 million was approved with 21 local tow truck companies to provide Freeway Service Patrols. Item 60 on the agenda. *The Board decided to restart the process [continue reading]