A kickoff event for the Gold Line Foothill Extension was held in Monrovia on Saturday. The press release is posted after the jump. One item I want to clarify: Although the Foothill Extension Construction Authority — an agency independent of Metro — is aiming for a 2013 completion date, there [continue reading]
“It doesn’t go fast, does it?” We had just boarded the Metro Red Line in North Hollywood and my teenage autistic son already started fretting even though he has often been on the subway. “It’s not a roller coaster,” I calmed him for the umpteenth time. “No dips?” “I hope [continue reading]
The Folks at LA SAFE – the Los Angeles County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies – have been working on Southern California’s own 511 traveler information service. Today, they’re offering a debut of a beta version of the new phone number and website to get public feedback before officially launching [continue reading]
Blue Line trains are back on schedule. No more delays.
The first item that caught my eye on today’s transportation headlines was a post by Dakota Smith at Curbed LA on Friday afternoon on Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz’ ongoing study of a personal rapid transit (PRT) system to span the Sepulveda Pass. Koretz, who represents parts of the [continue reading]
Regular Blue Line service was supposed to resume today after planned disruptions this weekend due to Expo Line construction. But the bus bridge continues this morning as work is being done tying Expo Line tracks into the Blue Line. Metro provided buses to transport Blue Line passengers between the 7th [continue reading]
Service delays on the Metro Blue Line continued this morning following construction work over the weekend by the Expo Construction Authority. Earlier this morning test trains traveling the segment from the Washington Station to the Pico Station encountered some problems. As a result, a bus bridge remains in place to [continue reading]
Just found this event last minute from Metblogs Los Angeles and it seemed just cool enough, and Metro accessible enough, to post. It’s in Pasadena, a few steps away from two Gold Line Stations, and after 3:00 p.m. it’s FREE. DesignerCon 2009 Convention covering all aspects of “design”. Vinyl toys, [continue reading]
To follow-up our earlier posts about the accident Friday afternoon on the Blue Line light rail: the woman who was struck by the train died. Here’s a link to a story in the Los Angeles Times. UPDATE, 5 p.m. —Metro officials have the following information: At 1:17 pm, a southbound [continue reading]
Blue Line back on schedule. No more delays.