This item was in Metro CEO’s daily email to staff on Monday. The good news is that the driver is apparently okay, but the incident is, of course, frightening. The Metro Freeway Service Patrol drivers are already working in a dangerous environment by helping stranded motorists along busy roads, and [continue reading]
One of the goals of The Source is to give readers an idea of what’s happening with mass transit and urban planning outside Los Angeles County. In that vein, a fascinating, and sad, story was recently published in the Financial Times about the thousands of stray dogs roaming Moscow. Many [continue reading]
Gold Line trains are running full service from East L.A. to Pasadena on normal Sunday schedule . Tracks are cleared and repairs to power line structure damaged by fallen tree in Highland Park on Friday morning were completed and fully tested by 7:35 a.m.
Service on the Gold Line continues with a 20-minute delay as a traction and power crew works to repair damage to the catenary system just north of the Highland Park station. Trains are running on a single-track between Southwest Museum station in Mt. Washington and Mission station in South Pasadena [continue reading]
Due to ongoing rains, night-time construction activity, including full freeway segment closures scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled. Surface conditions will be too wet for restriping work. The contractor will likely proceed with work on the evening of Monday, January 25 from the I-10 Freeway to Santa Monica Blvd. [continue reading]
Two trains are operating between the Sierra Madre station in eastern Pasadena and the Mission station in South Pasadena. Five trains are operating north and south between Southwest Museum and Atlantic stations. Service out of Sierra Madre will operate every 20 minutes. Service out of the Atlantic will operate every [continue reading]
At approximately 4 a.m., a tree fell on the overhead power lines of the Metro Gold Line at the Arroyo Verde road crossing. The tree is blocking both train tracks. Repair crews are on scene and hope to clear track 2 to enable single tracking around the location when possible. [continue reading]
The National Transportation Safety Board has posted presentations explaining its investigative findings of the Metrolink crash in Sept. 2008 that killed 25 on its website. There are several presentations, including an introduction and a review of signaling issues associated with the crash.
The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting this morning in Washington D.C. to consider a draft of the final report on the Sept. 2008 Metrolink accident in Chatsworth that killed 25 people when a Metrolink train collided head-on with a Union Pacific freight train. The draft report concludes that the [continue reading]
The rain keeps falling and as a result construction work on adding a carpool lane to the northbound 405 over the Sepulveda Pass has been postponed for both Wednesday and Thursday nights. On a related note, there’s an open house being held this afternoon about the project at the Westwood [continue reading]