The full agenda for the April meeting is here. Audio and video will be posted soon here. •The Board approved a motion by Don Knabe to transition the portion of the 270 north of El Monte Station to Foothill Transit and the portion south of El Monte Station to Norwalk Transit. [continue reading]
Not the busiest of Metro Board agendas, but three items that may be of interest to everyday riders are: •A motion directing Metro to offer a new east-west Rapid Bus line serving CSUN — the line, as proposed, would run between the Orange Line’s Nordhoff Station and the 794 Rapid [continue reading]
Model buses are now available for purchase in Metro’s online store — you can chose between an Orange Line bus or Metro 40-foot buses used on local and rapid routes. One note: we’re aware of complaints from some readers about shipping fees. This is due to an exclusive contract that [continue reading]
A look at proposed bus service changes that would better connect the San Fernando Valley and the Westside
As some of you already know, Metro’s Service Councils this month are holding public hearings on proposed bus service changes to take effect in June. The above staff report details all the changes, including maps of proposed bus routes. Perhaps the most interesting changes proposed involve bus routes in the [continue reading]
Here is the notice from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power about the upcoming Coldwater Canyon Boulevard closure. And here is a Source post about some transit alternatives to get around the closure and detours.
A news conference was held this morning to announce that the road — used heavily by commuters to travel between the San Fernando Valley and Beverly Hills — will be closed for a month. From the LADWP: From March 23 to about April 26, crews will close Coldwater Canyon Avenue, [continue reading]
Transportation headlines, Tuesday, Feb. 26: art of transit, does light rail stop people from driving?, raising the gas tax?
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. Does light rail really stop people from driving (The Atlantic Cities) A new study [continue reading]
How do they do that? is a new series for The Source that explores the technology that helps keep Metro running and passengers and other commuters moving. Some of it applies directly to the trains, buses and freeways and some of it runs in the background — invisible to nearly [continue reading]
As we noted in May, Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus had plans to shake up its service to improve connections with Metro Rail. Well those changes — detailed here [PDF] — went live on Sunday and there’s some good news for Metro riders. The BBB has extended the eastern terminus of [continue reading]