Fun – “Some Nights” Go Metro to see one of the summer’s hottest bands, Fun., performing live at the historic Wiltern Theatre on three consecutive nights beginning Friday, August 17th! It’s the perfect event to use Metro — the Wiltern is across the street from the Wilshire/Western Purple Line station and adjacent [continue reading]
After a pair of 4.5 magnitude earthquakes were felt throughout the Los Angeles area earlier this week, a Source reader asked this question: What magnitude are the tunnels or stations designed to withstand? Here is the answer from Metro’s engineering and operations staff, as well as consultants who work with [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. Nearly 2,500 drivers hit with Olympics Lanes violations (The Independent) [continue reading]
It’s going to be another scorching weekend! If all you want to do is sit and chill under the blast of AC, go check out DocuWeeks, which starts this Friday at Laemmle NoHo 7. You’ll get to stay cool and come away feeling more worldly and educated. Screenings start at [continue reading]
The Olympics may be coming to a close in London, but the Metro Library’s Primary Resources Blog is serving up a local double-header of Olympics history. Back in 1932, Los Angeles welcomed the world to a much smaller affair during the Great Depression. (Only 1,500 athletes from 37 nations took part, with the [continue reading]
Westside Subway Extension secures Record of Decision from feds, a big step forward for a big project!
Another big milestone for the Westside Subway Extension today: the Federal Transit Administration gave its stamp of approval to the project’s environmental studies. In plain English, this means the project is now eligible to pursue the federal money it will need to get fully built. What’s next for the project? [continue reading]
The doors on your train this afternoon are not broken! Here’s the alert from Metro’s Twitter feed: Due to #FlexAlert, Metro Rail doors to be placed on passenger release mode to help keep A/C inside. Use door adjacent button to open. The ongoing heat wave has raised concerns that the [continue reading]
State route 710 meeting in Pasadena tonight moved to South Pasadena Library; meeting to begin 6:45 p.m.
To better accommodate as many community members interested in the SR 710 Environmental Study, tonight’s meeting location for the South Pasadena Community Liaison Council (CLC) Meeting has been moved. New Meeting Location: South Pasadena Public Library Community Room 1115 El Centro St. South Pasadena, CA 91030 The meeting will also [continue reading]
The Transit Tourist takes a look at other transit systems across the globe from the first person perspective of a visitor. What can Metro learn from how these other systems treat the uninitiated – and often bumbling – tourist? This is…The Transit Tourist – Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Illinois City Population: [continue reading]
Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Maybe it’s not transit as usually portrayed on this blog, but who cares? The photo was taken yesterday by a camera on the Curiousity Rover and posted today. Here’s the description from NASA: This is the first 360-degree panorama in color of the Gale Crater landing site [continue reading]