Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Metro extends LASD policing contract six months; what’s in Metro’s policing future? (Streetsblog L.A.) The Metro Board last week approved a six month, $44-million extension of a contract with the [continue reading]
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Valley-Westside express bus is a go (Zev Web) Supervisor and Metro Board Member Zev Yaroslavsky’s website has some very good news for bus riders. Excerpt: Taking advantage of those brand-new [continue reading]
Caltrans and Metro on Thursday morning officially dedicated 2.2 miles of HOV lanes in both directions on the 10 freeway between the 605 freeway and Puente Avenue in Baldwin Park. The lanes cost $180 million. “As the transportation funding authority for Los Angeles County, Metro programmed $192 million for completion [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 Transportation Headlines online newspaper, which you can also access via email subscription (visit the newspaper site) or RSS feed. Have a transportation-related article you want included [continue reading]
Metro releases latest report with preliminary data on ExpressLanes’ performance on 10 and 110 freeways
ExpressLanes Performance Update-Prelim Report, July 2013 The Metro ExpressLanes pilot project publicly released its second performance report Monday morning, offering a statistical look at how the project is faring on the 10 and 110 freeways. This is a follow-up to the first report, released in March. I’ll offer the same [continue reading]
To accelerate the building of 13.5 miles of HOV lanes on I-5 in Santa Clarita area, Metro proposes charging tolls for vehicles with one or two occupants to use the lanes
Metro this month is providing key details on plans to accelerate an important Measure R project for northern Los Angeles County. The project would add carpool lanes for 13.5 miles in both directions to Interstate 5 through the Santa Clarita area. A toll for vehicles with one or two occupants [continue reading]
50K transponders issued so far; preparations underway to launch ExpressLanes on 10 freeway in early 2013
Here is the news release from Metro: Following on the heels of the successful opening of 11-miles of Metro ExpressLanes along the Harbor Freeway and with more than 50,000 Fastrak® ExpressLanes transponders issued, motorists this week will begin seeing messages on the giant display message boards along the I-10 San [continue reading]
The above photo was taken at 7:15 a.m. this morning of the northbound 110 freeway; the ExpressLanes are the two far-left lanes. As you can see, traffic was flowing smoothly in the heart of the morning rush hour. The ExpressLanes averaged about 1,200 vehicles per hour during the rush hour [continue reading]
And so it begins: ExpressLanes — Los Angeles County's first foray into congestion pricing — open Saturday night on 110 freeway!
The first freeway in Los Angeles County opened in 1940 (the Pasadena Freeway), the first carpool lane in 1973 (the El Monte Busway) and Saturday at 10:02:26 p.m. the first HOT lanes debuted as part of the new ExpressLanes on the 110 freeway between Adams Boulevard and 182nd Street. Here’s [continue reading]
A few talking heads talking about congestion pricing! Give it a watch — it’s only two minutes.