The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced today that as part of the State of Good Repair Bus Initiative, Metro has been awarded $47.75 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation. “Today’s announcement is welcome news for the region and the funding provided will go a long way toward maintaining Metro’s transportation [continue reading]
Metro bus mechanic Marilin Archie has won TV Land’s “She’s Got the Look” modeling reality show. “I never thought I would make it this far,” she says in the show’s blog. The mother of two, whose career as a bus mechanic spans 20 years, said she gave modeling a shot [continue reading]
During national Rideshare Week (Oct. 4-8), Metro is encouraging commuters to park their cars just one day a week to save money, live longer and help the environment. As an added incentive, the agency is offering dozens of prizes from Best Buy gift certificates to video camcorders simply for pledging [continue reading]
Southland transit agencies handed out Golden Pylon Awards Wednesday to the region’s top traffic reporters. The awards honor the reporters whose on-air traffic talk helps promote carpool lanes, vanpools and public transportation. The Golden Pylon Awards is a traditional prelude to 2010 Rideshare Week, which begins Monday, Oct. 4. Rideshare [continue reading]
In the harder than it looks department, Metro’s top bus operators and mechanics squared off in 100+ degrees heat in the giant parking lot of the Santa Anita Racetrack on Saturday. Maybe you’ve never even considered what it takes to operate a bus, or, fix a bus, or, get crazy, [continue reading]
The Gold Line is back operating on both tracks with no delays. Problem that required trains to single track at the Highland Park Station, causing 20 minute delays, is resolved. What was happening: Gold Line trains were running every 20 minutes due to technical difficulties with an overhead catenary wire [continue reading]
The Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Light Rail Transit Project has been named the top transportation project in Southern California by California Construction Magazine. Selected by an independent jury of industry experts in design and construction, the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension was one of 135 projects nominated by industry [continue reading]
Metro expects normal service for the Monday morning commute on the Metro Red and Purple lines. Some service restrictions were initiated on Friday but normal service resumed Saturday morning.
Bike-to-work programs picking up speed at Diamond Awards that showcase corporate traffic-busting commuter programs.
Illuminating a stellar effort in unraveling the region’s huge traffic knot, the Corporate Blue Diamond Award for 2010 was awarded Wednesday to the California Institute of Technology, the renowned research university in Pasadena. With a robust bike-to-work and to-school program that currently attracts some 600 participants, Caltech offers a wide [continue reading]
Effective immediately, all Metro Red and Purple Line trains traveling from Union Station to North Hollywood and Union Station to Wilshire/Western will operate on a 25 mile-per-hour speed limit due to unforeseen equipment issues. Patrons using the Metro Purple Line to Wilshire/Western can expect delays of 10 to 12 minutes. [continue reading]