Before leaving office over the weekend, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti last Friday took a 10-hour tour of our local mobility system.
It went like this: G (Orange) Line to B (Red) Line to DASH to Griffith Observatory to Blue electric car share to J (Silver Line) to Metro Bike Share to E (Expo Line) to K Line to Leimert Park for a lunch stop to Metro Micro to the future LAX Automated People Mover and LAX/Metro Transit Center station to taxi to Purple (D Line) Extension’s Wilshire/Westwood Station construction site to Metro Micro (again) to E Line (again) to 7th/Metro in DTLA to a brief tour of Regional Connector work.
Metro photographer Aurelia Ventura and myself got to tag along for a good slice of the day. It was a nice reminder of how much of the city of our area you can see via transit and, in particular, it was very cool to see the stations adjacent to LAX where Metro riders will be able to transfer to the automated people mover that will serve LAX terminals. Some of the system, of course, was in place when Mayor Garcetti took office in 2013 — but we also saw plenty of mobility services and projects that got underway during the past 9.5 years when the mayor was in office.
On behalf of Metro, best wishes to Mayor Garcetti and his staff
Here are a few photos from our day:
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