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]
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a 7.7-mile option for rush hour bus lanes for Wilshire Boulevard, clearing a key hurdle needed for the project to begin its design phase and then construction. But the Council provided a wrinkle: adding language asking the Metro Board of Directors to [continue reading]
The Metro Board of Directors approved a 7.7-mile route for the Wilshire peak hour bus lane project. The approval came as part of voting to adopt the final environmental impact report for the project and followed the Metro staff recommendation for the project. The vote was 10 to 0 11 [continue reading]
photo by Downtowgal, via submission This is a nice shot. There’s some blur to convey movement — but not too much. The framing gives viewer an idea how large the articulated buses are. And the bright red looks good offset against the washed out sky. The photo was taken near [continue reading]