Your daily dose of transportation headlines, compiled by the Metro Library, has arrived. Did you know you can follow @MetroLibrary on Twitter? Here are my favorite stories from today’s round-up: Google announced that they will soon be adding “Bike There” directions to Google Maps. How exactly this would work is [continue reading]
I recently took a tour of Metro’s Bus Operations Control Center, simply known as the BOC, and discovered a small collection of dedicated men and women who work 24/7 to keep Metro’s massive bus system running as smoothly as possible. Seriously, these guys are like the Spartans from the film [continue reading]
Yesterday Metro installed a Gold Line “Now Boarding” billboard on the parking garage of the Sierra Madre Villa Station at the northern terminus of the light rail line. The parking garage is on the northern side of the 210 freeway and the large billboard faces the thousands of motorists who [continue reading]
The Metro Library (become a fan on Facebook) has compiled another extensive list of transportation headlines today. Since Gold Line coverage has been so heavy, I’m going to try and focus on some non-Eastside Extension related stories for my picks today. The Los Angeles Daily News proposes that Metrolink hold [continue reading]
Six years ago when the Gold Line to Pasadena opened there was no Twitter. Today on the first day of revenue service for the new Gold Line Eastside Extension, L.A.’s first light rail to open since then, Twitter has become a global phenomenon. Angelenos are taking advantage of the technology [continue reading]
Metro Communications staff put together this nicely shot but strangely silent video compilation of festivities from todays Gold Line Eastside Extension opening. A throw back to the silent movie era or a chance to play your own music while you watch? I’ll let you decide.
As of 4:45 p.m. Metro officials estimate a total of 50,000 boardings on the Gold Line Eastside Extension today. With the lines I saw at Union Station, that seems about right.
Steve and I rode the line, battled the crowds, and joined in the festivities of the Eastside Extension’s opening day. When we started our day at about 9:00 a.m., crowds were relatively light and the lines were short, but around 11:00 a.m. there was a notable increase in the crowds. [continue reading]
Source reader Tim Adams of the local volunteer organization Transit People (they take kids on transit field trips… awesome!) sent us some gorgeous shots of the Gold Line riding through East L.A. on its inaugural day. All photos were taken in the wee hours of the morning well before we [continue reading]
Yesterday The Source crew joined the elected officials, dignitaries, invited guests and the media to the official dedication ceremony for the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension. Crowds gathered at the Union Station Gold Line platform for a prompt departure to the East L.A. Civic Center at 9:00 a.m. Two year [continue reading]