Normal operations have resumed on the Metro Red Line following earlier police activity at Hollywood/Western Station. All trains are departing terminals on-time.
The transit advocacy group Move LA has seen increasingly larger crowds for its previous four annual conferences. This year’s conference is Friday, Feb. 1, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the old ticketing area at the front of Los Angeles Union Station (i.e. the Alameda Street side of [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. Uh oh, Metro now naming stations to honor people (LAObserved) Kevin Roderick has some [continue reading]
Museums Free-for-All is back! 19 museums all over L.A. County will be opening their doors to the public free of charge this weekend. Here’s a list of participating museums, many of which are accessible by Metro. Annenberg Space for Photography (Metro Bus 16 or 28 to Ave. of the Stars/Constellation) The [continue reading]
Metro Red Line is currently experiencing delays of up to 20 minutes due to police activity at Hollywood/Western Station. Trains are bypassing station. Those en route can exit at Hollywood/Vine Station and transfer to Metro Bus 180, 181 or 780 back to Hollywood/Western. Up-to-the-minute updates will be available at metro.net and Metro’s Twitter feed.
A round-up of notes on Metro's mobile app – Go Metro Los Angeles. What? You didn't know Metro had a mobile app, go get it — it's FREE! 1. A new version is available for download for iPhones, iPads and Androids. If you already have the app, you should have [continue reading]
Other actions taken today by the Metro Board of Directors: contract to buy new buses, TVMs for El Monte Station
Here are a few other items of interest tackled at today’s meeting of the full Metro Board of Directors: •The Board approved a $302-million contract with New Flyer of America for the purchase of 550 new 40-foot buses powered by compressed natural gas. Staff report (pdf) •The Board approved a [continue reading]
Metro’s Board of Directors approved the name changes of three Metro Rail subway stations during the Thursday, Jan. 24 Board Meeting. The Metro Red Line Civic Center Station will now be the “Civic Center/Grand Park/Tom Bradley Station” in honor of the recently opened Grand Park, which is served by this [continue reading]
The Metro Board agreed to hold a motion for 60 days — until the March Board meeting — by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky that proposes to eliminate the $3 monthly maintenance fee on FasTrak accounts that use the ExpressLanes three or fewer times per month. This will give Metro staff time [continue reading]
Board agrees on contract modification for further engineering work for Westside/Purple Line Extension
The Metro Board approved on a 7 to 2 vote a contract modification worth about $30.5 million dollars for Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc., to provide preliminary engineering services and other work on the first and second phases of the Westside/Purple Line Extension, as well as final design services for modifications to [continue reading]