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Steve Hymon

Skirball Bridge demolition schedule has changed due to early completion of work on section over southbound lanes of I-405 freeway

The schedule and associated closures for the Skirball Bridge demolition and reconstruction work activity has changed due to the contractor’s early completion of work on the section of the bridge that is located over the southbound I-405 freeway. The demolition work over this section of the Skirball Bridge has been completed earlier than [continue reading]

Bicycle program update

For those interested, here’s a pretty good summary of what’s going on with Metro’s bicycle program. The report was prepared by Metro staff for the Metro Board of Directors. It’s basically an update that staff writes up periodically. So what is going on? As the report details, there are efforts [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Marco Del Valle, via submission This photo may not be transportation specific, but it’s still a great sepia shot of downtown L.A. that also gives you an idea of how un-Manhattan like the place is. Keep submitting those L.A. area photos, people! To submit a photo or photos [continue reading]

Staff recommendations also released today for Regional Connector; report says station at 5th/Flower could be cut to save money

The Metro staff recommendations for a locally preferred alternative (LPA) for the Regional Connector have also been posted online today. Unlike the subway project, Metro staff had already recommended building the fully underground option as part of the project’s draft environmental impact statement/report (DEIS/R). There is one bit of news, [continue reading]

Staff recommendations for Westside Subway Extension are posted online; staff selects Alternative 2 route to VA Hospital

Metro staff have issued their recommendations for a locally preferred alternative (LPA) route for the Westside Subway Extension. The project’s draft environmental impact statement/report was released last month. The full report is posted as part of the Metro Board of Directors’ agendas for its planning and Measure R committees. It [continue reading]