Here are a few of the points hit on by speakers today at the Westside Subway Extension event celebrating the launch of utility relocation for the project.
What the what? Yes, that's a mock subway car in the parking lot of the Metro Customer Center at Wilshire & La Brea, celebrating the announcement Tuesday afternoon that utility relocation is beginning for the Westside Subway Extension, a key Measure R-funded project. A few highlights from the media event: [continue reading]
Here’s the news from Metro’s tech team about NexTrip: Metro is currently upgrading its bus fleet management system (ATMS) on all of its fleet vehicles. Nextrip bus arrival service is temporarily affected during the transition, the Nextrip system is currently providing arrival predictions based on scheduled information (vs. real-time location [continue reading]
Welcome to Twitter Tuesday, our roundup of the latest Metro related tweets. To get our attention, add the #MetroLosAngeles tag to your tweets and subscribe to our feed if you haven’t already. For specific complaints and customer service, please use the Customer Comment Form on metro.net. If having problems reading [continue reading]
The above photo was taken at 7:15 a.m. this morning of the northbound 110 freeway; the ExpressLanes are the two far-left lanes. As you can see, traffic was flowing smoothly in the heart of the morning rush hour. The ExpressLanes averaged about 1,200 vehicles per hour during the rush hour [continue reading]
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. ExpressLanes off to smooth start, despite some grumbling (L.A. Times) [continue reading]
Metro Chief Executive Officer Art Leahy sent this email to Metro stakeholders on Friday: Dear Metro Stakeholder, Measure J, the proposed 30-year extension of the Measure R half-cent transportation sales tax in L.A. County to accelerate transportation projects, fell just short of the required two-thirds majority needed to pass on [continue reading]
And so it begins: ExpressLanes — Los Angeles County's first foray into congestion pricing — open Saturday night on 110 freeway!
The first freeway in Los Angeles County opened in 1940 (the Pasadena Freeway), the first carpool lane in 1973 (the El Monte Busway) and Saturday at 10:02:26 p.m. the first HOT lanes debuted as part of the new ExpressLanes on the 110 freeway between Adams Boulevard and 182nd Street. Here’s [continue reading]
UPDATE, SATURDAY 9:45 a.m.: The ExpressLanes will open at 10 p.m. Saturday. Related post: ExpressLanes basics. With the clock ticking down toward the scheduled opening of the ExpressLanes on the 110 freeway, Metro officials held a news conference this morning to help spread the good word that Los Angeles County's [continue reading]
From the Crenshaw/LAX Line's project page: To celebrate the construction phase of the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project, video maker Mobolaji Olambiwonnu, Dreamseeker Media worked with Metro Creative Services to produce a series of six short videos that illustrate the history, current needs and anticipation for rail in the community [continue reading]