I’m pretty sure this is the first time The Source has excerpted the National Catholic Reporter, but here’s an interesting graph from their profile today of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, who is now Pope Francis I: Bergoglio’s reputation for personal simplicity also exercised an undeniable appeal – [continue reading]
Transportation headlines, Wednesday, March 13; will D.C. politicians respond to the rise in transit ridership?
Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the Library’s Headlines blog, which you can also access via email subscription or RSS feed. Public transit celebrates near record year but is D.C. listening? [continue reading]
A commercial for Google that aired during the recent Grammy Award Show prominently featured Los Angeles Metro Rail. The ad showcased different scenarios with people in various cities using the new Google Now product. While people in other cities are shown checking the weather or looking up restaurants, the creative team behind [continue reading]
Due to a loss of power at Pershing Square Station, Metro Red and Purple Line trains are operating on a single track between Westlake/MacArthur Park Staton and Union Station. Delays currently are approximately 20 minutes.
Transportation headlines, Tuesday, March 12: More of us on transit, Big Blue Bus marathon detours, road gender matters
More people on public transit, Metro system leading the way (L.A. Daily News) Record numbers of Americans ditched their cars and took public transporation in 2012 and some of the largest increases occurred right here. We love this story and not just for the reasons you think. What this [continue reading]
In the newest edition of Metro Motion we hop on the Fairfax Avenue bus for a trip from Hollywood to Little Ethiopia, where there’s a colorful gathering of establishments as bright as the African sun. We visit Cambodia Town in Long Beach via the Blue Line to sample some of the best [continue reading]
The demand for public transportation rose last year as Americans took 10.5 billion trips, the second highest ridership since 1957, and 154 million more trips than the previous year, according to a report released today by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). This was the seventh year in a row [continue reading]
The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements contractor is scheduled to implement a full southbound-only freeway closure for approximately four miles between the U.S. 101 and Getty Center Drive ramps on the night of Saturday, March 9, 2013 to construct falsework for the Mulholland Bridge in the Sepulveda Pass. The project contractor [continue reading]
Transportation headlines, Thursday, March 7: art of transit, downtown streetcar secures operating funds, new housing in Santa Monica
Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the Library’s Headlines blog, which you can also access via email subscription or RSS feed. Los Angeles City Council approves operating funds for downtown streetcar (City of L.A. website, [continue reading]
We mentioned this was in the works earlier this week and now it has come to pass; the Republican-led U.S. House is trying to backtrack on funding commitments in last year's two-year transportation spending bill. The update from Metro's government relations staff: Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted [continue reading]