As you likely know, downtown Los Angeles residents who live near the proposed streetcar line have a special vote-by-mail-only election in the latter half of November to decide whether to tax themselves to help pay for the project by creating a Community Facilities District. This is a city of Los [continue reading]
Here’s the latest on Division 13 from Metro: Construction of Division 13, a state-of-the-art bus maintenance facility adjacent to Union Station, has recently begun. The project is estimated to take two years to complete and is partially funded by a $52.5 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. “I [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. Hurricane Sandy provokes the largest pre-emptive transit shutdown in U.S. [continue reading]
Top: The Bowling Green subway station entrance in Lower Manhattan. Middle: Flood preparations at Lenox Terminal at 148th Street. Bottom: The now closed Brooklyn-Battery tunnel. Photos by Leonard Wiggins/MTA New York City Transit. Please see the N.Y. MTA's Flickr page for more photos.
Top — the doors to Grand Central Station in New York are locked Sunday evening. Middle — an empty subway station in Manhattan. Bottom — the signs at Grand Central say it all. Photos are from the New York MTA's Flickr page.
Service advisories posted for upcoming special events — including Rock-n-Roll Half-Marathon in downtown L.A. on Sunday
There’s a lot going on around town in the next week. Here’s the newly-posted service advisories for bus detours: Saturday in downtown Los Angeles: Independence Day of Panama http://www.metro.net/service/advisories/update/special/505/ Sunday in downtown Los Angeles: Rock ‘n’ Roll ½ Marathon http://www.metro.net/service/advisories/update/special/507/ Wednesday in West Hollywood: Halloween Carnival http://www.metro.net/service/advisories/update/special/508/
The update was posted earlier this week to the iTunes store. Here are the links for the iPhone app, the iPad app and the Android app. Here’s a rundown of the revisions: iPhone/iPad •Compatible with iOS6 •Schedule data is updated •New iPad-centric user interface •Minor bug fixes Android •Schedule data [continue reading]
Above is the latest construction notice from the Expo Line Construction Authority, which is building the Measure R-funded second phase of the line between Culver City and Santa Monica. Progress has been considerable. Here’s a good pic from Dwight Sturtevant of the beginning of the support structure for the Expo [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. A Pasadena-bound Gold Line train crosses the Arroyo Seco earlier [continue reading]
It’s pretty amazing that in sprawling Southern California commuter rail was all but absent for most of the latter half of the 20th century. That changed when five counties — Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside — agreed to come together and foot the bill for a commuter [continue reading]