If you’re participating in Friday’s “Speed Dating on the Red Line” event, above is the waiver you will need to sign. If you want to get a head start, here’s the waiver, which will also be available at registration for the event.
Registration will be on the east mezzanine of the Red Line station at Union Station (the transit plaza and Vignes Street side) and the mezzanine level of the North Hollywood station. Registration opens at 10:30 a.m. and runs until 12:30 p.m. and ‘speed dating’ will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
You can also download the waiver and the event rules. Please click on ‘download’ in the top left corner of the page.
What’s the event all about? First you’ve heard of it? Check out the flier below. And if ‘Speed Dating’ is a little too much for you, Metro has an Instagram Valentine’s Day contest.
A noteworthy construction milestone was reached today when the first of 18 new power traction substations was delivered to the Gold Line Foothill Extension and the Expo Line projects.
The first of the substations — which transfer electricity to the overhead wires — was delivered to the Foothill Extension in Duarte near the interchange of the 210 and 605 freeways, as shown in the above photos.
Both projects are now more than 50 percent complete, construction on the Crenshaw/LAX Line is now underway and utility relocation and other prep work is ongoing for the Purple Line Extension and Regional Connector projects. All the projects are receiving funding from Measure R, the half-cent sales tax increase approved by 68 percent of Los Angeles County voters in 2008.
Since April 2012, Metro has led a successful Veteran’s Hiring Initiative with a goal that 12% of new hires be veterans. As part of this initiative, Metro has participated in numerous career fairs, hosted networking events and collaborated with other organizations in an effort to reach into the veteran community.
Metro will also be utilizing the Los Angeles Veteran’s Survey to help improve outreach efforts and effectively engage with the veteran population. If you or someone you know has served in the military and currently resides in L.A. County, you are encouraged to participate in the survey. Your participation in the survey will help Metro gain greater insight to LA’s veteran population, which will help the agency target its outreach effort in hopes of increasing the veteran representation in Metro’s applicant pools and help Metro continue in growing its veteran workforce.
Closing in one the day before Valentine’s Day, here’s a song many were obsessed with a few years ago. In the video, our dear Snow Patrol siren croons at various Los Angeles locales, including a subway station and Metro train.
On the eve of Jamzilla, one more southbound I-405 closure:
On the night of Thursday, February 13 through the morning of Friday, February 14, 2014, the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements contractor is scheduled to conduct a full southbound I-405 closure from Getty Center Drive to Wilshire Boulevard from midnight to 5 a.m.
The closure will accommodate shifting lanes westerly and restriping to make room for widening work at the freeway median.
Ramps begin closing at 7 p.m.
Lanes begin closing at 10 p.m.
Southbound I-405 Getty Center Drive on-ramp
Southbound I-405 Sunset Boulevard on-ramp
From southbound I-405: exit at Getty Center Drive, turn left onto southbound Sepulveda Boulevard, turn right onto westbound Wilshire Boulevard, turn right onto the southbound I-405 Wilshire Boulevard on-ramp.
What to expect:
Work is dependent on favorable weather conditions.
Below are an awesome collection of aerial photos taken in recent days by the Construction Authority. The news release — with a lot of good info — follows the photographs.
We’ll go from west to east with the pics, starting in eastern Pasadena — click on any of the photos to see them larger:
Photos: Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority.
Above is the work being done to extend the Gold Line’s tracks beyond the current terminus at Sierra Madre Villa in Pasadena.
A view looking east and south of the Gold Line’s right-of-way leaving the median of the 210 freeway and headed toward downtown Arcadia via the new Basket Bridge over the 210′s eastbound lanes.
The new bridge carrying the Gold Line tracks over busy Santa Anita Avenue. The old tracks were at street level.
The Arcadia station and parking lot taking shape. The station is right behind the popular REI store with the rest of downtown Arcadia a short walk south on First Street, which runs along the bottom of this photo.
Valentine’s Day is two days away and while many are preparing with cards, chocolates, and various singing stuffed animals, Metro is getting psyched with a review of some of transit’s most romantic moments.
Today, a reminder that Before Sunrise, Sunset, and Midnight, there was a train ride:
Though your love will likely be unimpressed by a repeat of the “time travel” analogy (can any of us really top Ethan Hawke in smoothness?), the quirky cuteness of “Subway Love” by 70s Dutch boy band The Shorts is sure to put a smile on their face. We can’t stop singing…