Los Angeles Metro riders packed the Red Line on Saturday night to head out to Hollywood for Halloween. I took part in the madness and took some video of the experience. Crowds, costumes and high spirits best describe the ride. Nice job L.A.!
When it comes to Halloween, Hollywood knows how to have a good time. Last week we prepped you for a car-free Halloween, listing the various Metro accessible festivities happening around the city. My goal this year was to end up at the West Hollywood Carnaval since I missed it last [continue reading]
All rail ticket vending machines back online and working again.
As many readers already know, a proposed deal for Metro to spend $300 million to purchase 100 new rail cars from the manufacturer AnsaldoBreda collapsed over the weekend when the company asked again for changes to a contract with the agency. The Los Angeles Times’ editorial page weighed in on [continue reading]
Here’s today’s version of the Metro Library’s transportation headlines. The Metro Library is kind of like the E Street Band, by the way: they just keeping cranking it out, day after day after day. In an opinion piece in the Pasadena Star-News, State Sen. Bob Huff is pleased that the [continue reading]
The Regional Connector project team starts a new round of community meetings on Thursday, and it’s no surprise that the most community concern is centered in Little Tokyo. The issue: Planners are wrangling over potential alignments for the light rail line and how best to get train tracks across the [continue reading]
It looks like ticket vending machines at some train stations are out of commission for the moment, while the system is being upgraded. We’ll let you know when we get more info. In the meantime, there will be short delays.
You still have a chance to join the discussion with Metro on the proposed subway stations for the Westside Subway Extension. These meetings are a chance to discuss station locations, entrances, connections, and other issues. Each meeting focuses on select stations, so make sure to go to meeting that reflects [continue reading]
Welcome to November readers, here are today’s transportation headlines to get your month started with lots of tasty transportation tidbits to chew on, courtesy of the Metro library. Not surprisingly, there’s plenty of coverage on the Gold Line Eastside Extension after last Friday’s media preview ride. The LA Eastside Blog [continue reading]
The Main Street and Agricultural Park Railroad — seen here slicing past livery stables in (or near) downtown L.A. — was the first suburban line in Los Angeles. The company was chartered in November, 1874 and began operation in 1875 from the Southern Pacific Railroad River Station Depot on North [continue reading]