Transportation headlines, Thursday, October 31

Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Pick your social media poison! ART OF TRANSIT: Nice throwback costume! More transportation fixes in the works for Southern California (Daily News)  Missed this one yesterday. The article reports on [continue reading]

Stephen Antonakos, 1926-2013

With great sadness, Metro Art shares the news of the passing of artist Stephen Antonakos.  Antonakos’ 1991 installation Neons for Pershing Square at the Pershing Square Metro Rail Station commemorates the neon sign as an art form. His work pays homage to the first neon sign in the United States, which was [continue reading]

Customer survey results for 2013

Metro’s Research and Development team has been gathering and analyzing data on Metro bus/rail users since 2003. The annual customer satisfaction survey was implemented to help inform transit planners and division managers of overall customer satisfaction, on-time performance, cleanliness, safety, as well as track demographic shifts in Metro ridership. This [continue reading]

One tidbit from Mobility 21 conference: Mayor Garcetti says another transpo ballot measure is possible

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZZVZqT5PdY] The annual conference on transportation issues in our area is taking place today in downtown Los Angeles. The most interesting tidbit to burp out thus far: Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Member Eric Garcetti — in an introductory video (he is in D.C., lobbying for transportation funding — [continue reading]