photo by Roger Lim, via his Flickr photostream Roger took this beautiful photo last month in Singapore. Peruse through Roger’s photostream at the link above — there are a lot of great photos of street scenes in Singapore. To submit a photo or photos of something transportation-related, post them to [continue reading]
And while on the subject of transit safety (see previous post), I wanted to point your attention to Metro’s transit safety page. The page is new, nicely organized and there’s a small mountain of educational material targeted for children of all ages, as well as adults. Metro has already received [continue reading]
The Phoenix area opened its first light rail line last year. The train runs at-grade with many crossings and the above photo demonstrates that transit officials there are still hitting the safety message hard. Here’s Valley Metro’s safety page, which includes this nicely produced video.
Deadline today for comments on Westside Subway Extension and Regional Connector draft environmental studies
Today is the final day for the public to submit official comments on the draft environmental impact statement/report (DEIS/R) for both projects. For the Westside Subway Extension, here’s the online public comment form. The DEIS/R is here. For the Regional Connector, here’s the online public comment form. The DEIS/R is [continue reading]
One of the Measure R projects that has received fairly little attention is the West Santa Ana Branch corridor. It’s an old Pacific Electric right-of-way that runs for 20 miles between Paramount and Santa Ana that is owned by Metro in Los Angeles County and OCTA in Orange County. The [continue reading]
photo by Mike Galvin, via Flickr The photo was taken in the Whitehall part of London. Photos of similar London Transport signs are ubiquitous on Flickr and the web — but they’re usually in color. I like this black-and-white treatment. To submit a photo or photos of something transportation-related, post [continue reading]
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 blog. Beverly Hills remains ‘strongly concerned’ about Westside Subway Extension route (Beverly Hills Patch) Mayor Jimmy Delshad writes a letter to Supervisor Don [continue reading]
Blue Line Due to maintenance work after 8:15pm, northbound trains run 6 minutes later than regular schedule. Northbound trains leave Transit Mall at 8:29pm, 8:50pm, 9:10pm, 9:30pm and every 20 minutes until 11:30pm, then 11:41pm, and regular schedule. Dates: Through Oct. 16.
Attentive readers know that Metro staff this week issued their recommended route for the Westside Subway Extension: basically a route that follows Wilshire Boulevard west, swings south to Century City and then back to Wilshire and ending at a station near the VA Hospital in Westwood. Staff also said that [continue reading]