I had the good fortune of attending a forum last night with Janette Sadik-Khan, the innovative Transportation Commissioner for New York City. She was the featured speaker at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs Complete Streets Initiative, an effort to make local streets more user-friendly for pedestrians, cyclists, transit users [continue reading]
55-Hour Northbound 405 freeway lane reductions between Montana Avenue and Getty Center Drive off-ramp planned beginning Friday
Beginning Friday night, March 1, 2013, the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project will reduce the northbound I-405 from five lanes to two between Montana Avenue off-ramp and the Getty Center off-ramp in West Los Angeles for 55 hours. The contractor will pave the future High-Occupancy Vehicle lane (HOV) and realign [continue reading]
Transportation headlines, Friday, March 1: high-speed rail wins a lawsuit, more evidence millennials ♥ their cell phones more than cars
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. High-speed rail wins lawsuit over Peninsula route (San Jose Mercury News) After five years [continue reading]
Service alert: Metrolink to conduct Antelope Valley Line rail improvements next three Sundays; slight delays for six trains
Here’s the news release from Metrolink: LOS ANGELES – Metrolink will begin implementing safety enhancements at three crossings along the Antelope Valley Line on Sunday, March 3, 10 and 17. The affected crossings are at Osborne Street, Pierce Street and Sunland Boulevard, respectively, in the City of Los Angeles. Because of the construction, Metrolink will [continue reading]
With the weather warming up, what better than to spend the day outside with a good book? Bring the whole family to downtown’s Grand Park Book Fest, taking place Saturday, March 2. There will be performances, a pop-up indie bookstore, readings for all ages, music and more. Show your TAP [continue reading]
•The Board approved a $33.2-million, five-year contract with the California Vanpool Authority, Enterprise Rent-a-Car Company of Los Angeles and VPSI, Inc., to provide vanpool services to Metro. Metro staff report •The Board voted to accept $26.1 million from the state of California’s Prop 1B to help fund the I-405 Sepulveda [continue reading]
In closed session, the Metro Board of Directors on Thursday approved a new two-year contract with two one-year options for Metro CEO Art Leahy. Leahy, 64, has been Metro CEO since April 2009. He thanked Metro directors saying their action reflects confidence in the agency's direction, and he looks forward [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. Subway attendants (Improv in Toronto) Check out the video of [continue reading]
Above are a couple of photos taken yesterday of the paving work being done on the parking lot for the Expo Line's Culver City station. It should be a lot more pleasant next time it rains!
The gavel dropped at about 9:40 a.m. on today's Metro Board of Directors for those keeping score at home. Here's the agenda. Metro doesn't provide video or audio online streaming of its Board meetings, but those who want to listen in by phone can call 213-922-6045.