In a recent survey, Metro recently asked patrons what they would like to see in an improved Union Station. Among the upgrades requested: Easier access to surrounding neighborhoods Better connections between transportation services More options for dining and shopping Enhanced passenger information & help guides Additional or improved signage Better [continue reading]
Transportation headlines, Thursday, March 7: art of transit, downtown streetcar secures operating funds, new housing in Santa Monica
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. Los Angeles City Council approves operating funds for downtown streetcar (City of L.A. website, [continue reading]
Metro’s Regional Connector project will connect Metro’s Blue, Expo, and Gold lines via a 1.9-mile extension of light rail tracks beneath downtown Los Angeles. Early pre-construction activities, such as utility relocations, are already underway and construction of the three new stations and track is expected to begin in late 2013/early 2014. As part of the [continue reading]
We mentioned this was in the works earlier this week and now it has come to pass; the Republican-led U.S. House is trying to backtrack on funding commitments in last year's two-year transportation spending bill. The update from Metro's government relations staff: Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted [continue reading]
75 years ago this week: Southern California transportation infrastructure nearly destroyed in epic storm
Very few people likely remember when “The Big One” struck the Los Angeles area. Not an earthquake, but a storm against which all others are measured. In the first week of March, 1938, an already wet winter was capped off by a deluge previously unseen in the area. More than [continue reading]
Census Bureau data tells the story: while room for improvement in many ways, L.A. County has typical commutes when compared to U.S.
The U.S. Census Bureau released some new data sets yesterday, although some of the numbers have been around for a while or will be familiar to some readers. I don’t think there’s anything shocking about the number of people driving into Los Angeles County to work — not exactly surprising [continue reading]
UPDATE, Noon: The suspicious package has been cleared and Green Line service is presently being restored. Here’s the service alert from earlier this morning: Green Line suspended btwn Avalon + Long Bch Blvd due to suspicious pkg at Willowbrook. Bus shuttles requested. Follow announcements.10:23 AM, Wed Mar 06
Transportation headlines, Wed., March 6: mayoral election thoughts, subway map for pedestrians, LaHood wants new bikeway standards
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. Garcetti and Greuel head to runoff (L.A. Times) As some polls had predicted, Eric [continue reading]
Here is the notice from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power about the upcoming Coldwater Canyon Boulevard closure. And here is a Source post about some transit alternatives to get around the closure and detours.