Art of Transit:
It’s been closed since 2013 but a public-private partnership of sorts is going to revive it: “A group of engineering and transportation companies has agreed to maintain and operate the 298-foot railway and cover the cost of several required safety upgrades in exchange for a share of the funicular’s revenue over the next three decades.”
The funicular is a pretty easy way to travel between the Red/Purple Line’s Pershing Square Station and Grand Avenue and Bunker Hill.
Writing out $1,000,000,000,000 is fun! President Trump mentioned the plan during his address to Congress on Tuesday night, but firm details have yet to be released and there has been a lot of internet speculating about how to pay for this and other government programs such as health care, military spending, etc. About all I can add to the conversation: Stay tuned.
Here’s where Metro 34 bike share locations are going in Pasadena (Pasadena Star News)
Mostly in the southwest part of the city, south of the 210 freeway and west of Allen Street. Metro officials say locations were picked that were mostly likely to attract riders, i.e. near Old Pasadena, Caltech, PCC, the Huntington and Gold Line stations. The bike share program is scheduled to launch this summer.
Attentive readers know that the tunnel boring machine for the Crenshaw/LAX Line project is named after Tubman, the leader of the Underground Railroad that helped slaves flee the south. This is a great interactive story that traces the route that Tubman used in eastern Maryland.
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