I happened upon the testing during the afternoon rush hour on Wednesday and everything appeared to go smoothly. With Metro preparing to latch gates at Red and Purple Line stations this summer, Metro and Metrolink are testing paper TAP-enabled tickets that will allow Metrolink passengers to get through the gates. [continue reading]
Transportation headlines, Wednesday, March 13; will D.C. politicians respond to the rise in transit ridership?
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. Public transit celebrates near record year but is D.C. listening? [continue reading]
Further proof that there’s always something getting in the way of transportation funding in the nation’s capital. From Metro’s government relations starting nine: Metro along with the Orange County Transportation Authority, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System and Sacramento Regional Transit, sent a letter to Acting United States Secretary of Labor Seth [continue reading]
This is a big part of the project. The existing phase 1 ends at an aerial station just shy of crossing Venice Boulevard. The new bridge will carry the two tracks over Venice and toward Palms and eventually Santa Monica. It’s a big structure and, therefore, there will be traffic [continue reading]
Power has been restored and the Metro Red and Purple lines are now resuming normal service. A loss of power at the Pershing Square Station required that trains single track between Westlake/MacArthur Park Station and Union Station. The issue has been resolved.
A commercial for Google that aired during the recent Grammy Award Show prominently featured Los Angeles Metro Rail. The ad showcased different scenarios with people in various cities using the new Google Now product. While people in other cities are shown checking the weather or looking up restaurants, the creative team behind [continue reading]
Due to a loss of power at Pershing Square Station, Metro Red and Purple Line trains are operating on a single track between Westlake/MacArthur Park Staton and Union Station. Delays currently are approximately 20 minutes.
Transportation headlines, Tuesday, March 12: More of us on transit, Big Blue Bus marathon detours, road gender matters
More people on public transit, Metro system leading the way (L.A. Daily News) Record numbers of Americans ditched their cars and took public transporation in 2012 and some of the largest increases occurred right here. We love this story and not just for the reasons you think. What this [continue reading]
Metro will be holding a series of Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 8 public hearings for the use of TDA Article 8 funds in the North County and the City of Avalon. The TDA Article 8 funds are for those areas of Los Angeles County that do not have Metro [continue reading]
Due to circumstances beyond Metro’s control, buses can no longer use the Sunset Boulevard/Marquez Avenue turnaround. This means Metro buses will no longer be able to serve stops in the westbound direction of Sunset Boulevard between Temescal Canyon Road and Marquez Avenue beginning Wednesday, March 13. Westbound buses on Sunset [continue reading]