New Metro Rail map

  Here’s a map showing the Metro Rail system, including lines and busways under construction — i.e. the Expo Line, Orange Line Extension and Gold Line Foothill Extension. It was on display for the media this morning and shows how the Metro system is growing. The official new Metro Rail [continue reading]

Going for a test ride on Expo

The media have been invited to join L.A. Mayor and Metro Board Chair Antonio Villaraigosa later this morning for a ride on the Expo Line from La Cienega Station to 7th/Metro Center. Please come back for our coverage later today.

Metro Board meeting recap

Some other actions from today’s Metro Board of Directors meeting: •The Board approved some minor bus route modifications, extra Silver Line service on weekends in the future and a proposed operating plan after the Orange Line Extension opens this summer. Board report and Source post on Orange Line. •The Board [continue reading]

Board decides to push Regional Connector final environmental study certification to April

The Board of Directors just voted to continue their consideration of the Regional Connector’s Final Environmental Impact/Statement to their April meeting. Metro staff told the Board that discussions are continuing with downtown Los Angeles residents and business interests concerned about construction techniques and impacts along Flower Street. One possibilty, said [continue reading]

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