I’ve long argued that when planning mass transit, the most important thing to many people — especially those who have the option to drive — is to make sure that mass transit is competitive time-wise with the car. That’s why I encourage all transit planners to read Lina Chung’s opinion [continue reading]
I posted yesterday that Metro staffers have released their recommendation that the future Crenshaw line be a light rail line that runs between Exposition Boulevard and the Green Line, with a key stop adjacent to LAX. The line is scheduled to open by 2018, according to the long-range plan recently [continue reading]
Music and food lover alert! Boundless overeating and listening opportunities await at the first ever Boyle Heights Block Party and 19th annual Mariachi Festival. The event will take place at the Mariachi station from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday during the community celebrations for the opening of the new Gold Line Eastside Extension. [continue reading]
In Metro’s glossy new brochures about the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension, it’s hard to find any mention of the availability of bicycle parking at the line’s eight light rail stations that will run between Downtown and East L.A beginning Sunday. I find this curious, considering that the Eastside Extension [continue reading]
We posted photos the other day of the new Little Tokyo/Arts District station on the Gold Line Eastside Extension, which opens to the public on Sunday. Gary Leonard, staff photographer for the Downtown News, shot the stations for Metro. Now, we’re on to the Indiana Station, which the Metro art [continue reading]
Veteran’s Day is tomorrow, but the official word out of One Gateway is that Metro bus and rail lines will be running on their normal weekday schedules. Timetables — albeit in slow-to-load and the often inconvenient pdf format — can be found on the Metro website by clicking here.
Just wanted to post a quick reminder about the public meetings for the downtown regional connector project — there’s one today at noon at the Central Library in downtown L.A. and a couple more later in the week. Here’s the info: Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 12-1:30 p.m., Los Angeles Central [continue reading]
As most of you know, the phrase “good news” is not often associated with the phrase “405 freeway.” But every so often, a ray of sunshine breaks through the gloom, tears and frustration. That was the case on Monday morning, when Caltrans opened the southbound carpool lane on the 405 [continue reading]