At about 1:17 pm, a southbound Blue Line train struck a person at Imperial/Wilmington Station. LAPD, LAFD, LA Sheriff’s and rescue ambulance are on the scene. Trains are single tracking around the accident. Commuters should expect at least 20-minute delays.
A community meeting was held Thursday evening at the Skirball Center for the 405 widening project that will add an HOV-lane for 10 miles over the Sepulveda Pass. It’s a monster project with a billion-dollar pricetag that will soon begin construction and is scheduled to be complete in 2013. Here’s [continue reading]
The Blue Line is single tracking from Florence to Imperial, around an accident at Wilmington crossing. Expect 20 minute delays. Update will follow.
Go Metro Weekends is The Source’s weekly guide to having a great weekend in L.A. without a car. All events are easily accessible (within a half mile walk) by Metro bus and rail lines, and we make sure any night time events listed are served by Metro’s owl service (unless [continue reading]
I have a thing for Census Bureau data and so does Planetizen: They have a smart post today showing the 10 metropolitan areas where transit use increased the most between 2006 and 2008. Riverside was — to my surprise — one of them, as was Phoenix. When I think of [continue reading]
Just a reminder: there is no Blue Line light rail service this weekend in downtown Los Angeles between the Washington station and Metro Center. The reason: tracks from the under-construction Expo Line must be joined together with Blue Line tracks. The two lines will be sharing a short stretch of [continue reading]
Don’t get too excited, but a spot of good news from Metro rail officials: software will be installed by the end of next week that will allow Gold Line Eastside Extension trains to go…drumroll…15 mph over the Hollywood Freeway bridge, an improvement over the 10 mph presently allowed. The speed [continue reading]
If you’ve been following progress on the Regional Connector project, you already know that the Little Tokyo community has not exactly been thrilled with Metro’s proposals to build rails at street level across First and Alameda Streets to connect with the Gold Line. The Little Tokyo Community Council has, in [continue reading]
A quick meeting reminder: Assembly Speaker Karen Bass is holding a town hall meeting tonight (Thursday) to discuss transit improvements being made in the community — including the subway extension, the proposed Crenshaw light rail line, the congestion pricing lanes on the 110 freeway and the Expo Line. The meeting [continue reading]
The pranksters at the L.A. Eastside blog attempted to do a little Onion-esque satire for their readers and created some fake Gold Line safety signs using “local lingo”. The mock-ups, which prominently display the official Metro logo, feature potentially offensive phrases like “heads up, fool!” and “whacha for el tren, [continue reading]