The Expo Line Construction Authority board voted Thursday evening 6 to 0 with one abstention to approve the final environmental document for the second phase of the Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica. More later.
Blame or thank — depending on your point of view — the weather.
In an effort to promote public safety awareness along the Metro Blue Line, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles Police Department today issued 330 citations, 30 warnings and impounded 24 vehicles for 30 days along the street running (non-gated) segment of the light rail line between Washington Station [continue reading]
Metro’s contractor is scheduled to resume restriping activities tonight as part of the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project. Work will take place between Moraga Dr. and Getty Center Dr. Here’s the latest details about freeway lane and ramp closures from the I-405 project web page: As part of the pre-construction [continue reading]
The Los Angeles Times’ editorial page opines that the Expo Line Construction Authority’s board of directors should certify the environmental report for the Culver City-to-Santa Monica segment of the line. The board meets this afternoon in downtown L.A. Excerpt: The agency is building sound walls to reduce noise, grade separations [continue reading]
Even for those of us who couldn’t care less about basketball, the Harlem Globetrotters are a sweet reminder of sports figures as gentlemen (or women) and times when fans were considered worthy of kindness and respect. After all these years, the Globetrotters are still like that. They’re also good athletes [continue reading]
For the first time, Metro Motion — Metro’s quarterly news and features cable TV show — has been launched on youtube.com. Part I is above but to view Parts 2-4, go to YouTube and search losangelesmetro metro motion. Stories include six miles of parties on the Eastside, as the new Gold Line [continue reading]
The Metro employees planning the Downtown Regional Connector projects recently published their monthly update on the project, which I’ve cut and pasted below. The connector would tie together the two Gold Lines, the Blue Line and Expo Line so that passengers on all four lines can travel into the heart [continue reading]
President Obama on Monday released his budget for fiscal year 2011, including his recommendations for transportation funding. The chart above, produced by Metro, shows how Obama officials want to dole out money from the federal New Starts program that helps local areas pay for big transit projects. The gist of [continue reading]
James Rojas has worked as a Transportation Planner for Metro since 1997 and has been active in the Los Angeles community for many years — using his urban planning knowledge to empower and educate disadvantaged communities. He’s known for having started the LAtino Urban Forum, a non-profit group dedicated to [continue reading]