If you are interested in urban (and suburban) planning, you may want to check out a podcast at the Smart City blog with writer Richard Florida, who talks about his views on what cities and ‘burbs will look like in the future. He envisions denser, more “livable” urban areas connected [continue reading]
Metro releases FY 2011 budget; agency schedules public meeting to discuss. Service cuts, layoffs are proposed.
The proposed agency budget for fiscal year 2011 has been released by Metro staff. Here is a link to the budget, which is posted on the Metro website (pdf). It will be discussed at a special meeting of the agency’s Board of Directors on Wednesday, May 19, at Metro headquarters. [continue reading]
As expected, the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has inspired a debate about where the United States should get its petroleum and how much petroleum the country is using. A smart article in the New York Times’ Week in Review section on Sunday laid out the conundrum [continue reading]
Here’s a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the library’s blog. Don’t forget you can also follow the Metro Library on Facebook and Twitter. Grand Avenue project seeks another delay (Los Angeles Business Journal) The massive [continue reading]
View Subway route from Century City to Westwood in a larger map As planning studies continue for the Westside Subway Extension, Metro officials have scheduled a public meeting for Tuesday, May 18, to discuss how they plan to route the train between Century City and Westwood. For much of its [continue reading]
Here are the results as of 12:30 p.m. on our reader poll on the Expo Line’s color. There’s no cutoff to the voting–but the more who weigh in, the more interesting the results. Participate in the poll here.
As part of the widening of the 405 freeway to add a carpool lane through the Sepulveda Pass, the bridge that carries Sunset Boulevard over the freeway is going to soon be demolished and rebuilt — while partially remaining open to traffic. Work begins later this month. The page to [continue reading]
Here’s a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the library’s blog. Don’t forget you can also follow the Metro Library on Facebook and Twitter. Goodbye suburbs, hello city (Harvard Business Review) There is growing evidence that [continue reading]
In case you missed it, the agency’s Board of Directors last week approved holding a special meeting to discuss and update the public on the fare increases that are scheduled for July 1. (Here’s a full list). The meeting will be held Saturday, May 8, at Metro headquarters in downtown [continue reading]
A slightly explanded list is after the jump of the number of bus lines that will be impacted by tomorrow’s May Day rallies in downtown Los Angeles and Westwood. Those heading into downtown should consider taking the subway.