Here are a pair of videos on the opening of the first segment of the Red Line on Jan. 29, 1993 — so 20th century! Thanks to the Metro Transit Library & Archive on digging these up and for all the helpful information on the 20th anniversary of the Metro [continue reading]
Transportation headlines, Tuesday, Jan. 29; Ray LaHood stepping down, Leimert Park station debated, New York looks at technology to detect people on subway tracks
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. Ray LaHood stepping down as U.S. Transportation Secretary (Washington Post) The news became official [continue reading]
“This day is here…” On January 29, 1993, former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley stood among a swarm of public officials and transit agency staffers on the cramped Pershing Square subway platform. Standing shoulders above everyone else, including then-California Gov. Pete Wilson, Bradley proudly inaugurated the opening of the first [continue reading]
The Metro Blue Line has returned to normal service as of 2:58 p.m. following earlier delays from a track incident in Downtown Long Beach.
A new sculpture by Alison Saar is now installed at Artesia Transit Center (currently in transition to being renamed Harbor Gateway Transit Center). Entitled Paraje — Spanish for a resting place between two destinations — the cast stainless steel sculpture contains imagery inspired by the nearby Gardena Willows Wetlands Preserve. Saar’s [continue reading]
Metro Blue Line is currently experiencing some delays due to a southbound train track incident at Long Beach Transit Mall Station. No injuries or damage have been reported. Trains are delayed up to 30 minutes from Anaheim Station. Bus bridges are being set up at 1st Street, 5th Street, Anaheim, Pacific and [continue reading]
How do they do that? is a series for The Source that explores the technology that helps keep Metro running and passengers and other commuters moving. Some of it applies directly to the trains, buses and freeways and some of it runs in the background — invisible to nearly everyone [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. Sparks fly at open house on 710 extension study (Pasadena [continue reading]
We've heard from several readers in recent weeks about the condition of the parking lot at the Expo Line's Culver City station — specifically, that the lot has become dusty and bumpy when it's dry and muddy when it's wet, such as today. The good news: The Expo Line Construction [continue reading]
Normal operations have resumed on the Metro Red Line following earlier police activity at Hollywood/Western Station. All trains are departing terminals on-time.