Plans to extend the Gold Line from its current northern terminus at Sierra Madre Villa in Pasadena to the Azusa/Glendora border took a step forward on Monday, when firms were asked to submit their bids to construct the project. Earlier in the year, the Foothill Extension Construction Authority — the [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. More cars eligible for carpool lanes (L.A. Times) A new law by Sen. Leland Yee and backed by General Motors would allow [continue reading]
photo by Tony Mendez, via Flickr The photographer provided a very simple caption for this photo, taken earlier this year: “mass transit in Cambodia.” This is also the first visit to southeast Asia for our “art of transit” series. To submit a photo or photos of something transportation-related, post them [continue reading]
As some of you may already know, technical difficulties knocked The Source offline yesterday evening and it took much of Thursday to make the necessary repairs. Our apologies for any inconvenience to readers and we’ll hopefully be posting at our normal pace soon.
Members of the United Transportation Union (UTU), which represents Metro bus and train operators, schedule makers and schedule checkers, voted Wednesday to give their leadership strike authorization authority. No one has called for a strike. Metro continues to negotiate with the UTU and our other major labor unions representing mechanics, [continue reading]
Some good news for the future Crenshaw/LAX Line, one of the new light rail lines that Metro is currently planning: The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a $1.45-million grant to help design an intermodal transit center for the Aviation/Century station near LAX. The grant was originally supposed to go to [continue reading]
For obvious reasons, most of the attention given to Metro is for the agency’s work in the realm of mass transit and road improvements. But the agency also helps organize a vanpool program that has grown considerably. From Metro CEO Art Leahy’s daily email to staff: The Metro Vanpool Program [continue reading]