The photos above, taken early Saturday afternoon, show the replaced diamond frog at the junction of the Blue Line and Expo Line tracks at Washington and Flower in downtown L.A. Metro officials said Saturday that work is proceeding according to schedule. The work is the reason that the Blue Line [continue reading]
To accelerate the building of 13.5 miles of HOV lanes on I-5 in Santa Clarita area, Metro proposes charging tolls for vehicles with one or two occupants to use the lanes
Metro this month is providing key details on plans to accelerate an important Measure R project for northern Los Angeles County. The project would add carpool lanes for 13.5 miles in both directions to Interstate 5 through the Santa Clarita area. A toll for vehicles with one or two occupants [continue reading]
Don’t miss L.A.’s biggest and best travel event at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The L.A. Times Travel Show takes place on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23 and 24 from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. both days. Attendees will be able to get travel tips, learn about exciting destinations, enter [continue reading]
Focus group says that these redesigned screens on Metro ticket machines are a big step in right direction; what do you think?
What do you think? Are we on the right track with these new screen designs? A focus group on Tuesday — the third focus group so far — indicated that ticket vending machine redesigns by Metro’s Creative Services Staff are headed in the right direction. All of the participants were [continue reading]
Work crews to perform track work at rail junction at Washington/Flower in downtown L.A. this weekend
Work crews on Friday night are set to begin making repairs to the rail junction at Washington and Flower in downtown Los Angeles. The work will require all trains to be replaced with shuttle buses for Expo Line and Blue Line riders traveling between 7th/Metro Center, Pico, 23rd Street and [continue reading]
Construction notice: upcoming utility relocation work for Regional Connector on 2nd, Hill, Broadway, Spring and Main
Good to see more work underway. The Connector will tie together the Gold, Blue and Expo lines in downtown Los Angeles in order to speed up trips through downtown and reduce transfers. More about the project here.
Countdown to I-10 Metro ExpressLanes: understanding the differences between the 10 and the 110 ExpressLanes
The ExpressLanes on the 10 freeway are scheduled to open at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, weather permitting. While the concept is the same as the existing ExpressLanes on the 110 freeway, there are some similarities and differences. The big similarity: if you plan to use the lanes in [continue reading]
Transportation headlines, Friday, Feb. 15; art of transit, speed bumps — should they stay or go?, solar trees for big parking lots
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. Blast from the past? Report from new LADOT looks at benefits of removing speed [continue reading]
This weekend, head to Chinatown and enjoy the Chinese New Year Festival. There will be food, performances and the chance to score a free gift. The Chinese New Year Festival will take place from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17 [continue reading]
With major projects coming online such as the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor, the Regional Connector and the Westside Subway Extension, plus some 25 highway projects in construction phases, prime contractors and small business owners lost no time in making preparations for contracting opportunities at a unique mixer Wednesday. Twenty-five prime contractors [continue reading]