The above headline was, in essence, the question posed by Joel Epstein in a column published last week at the Huffington Post. Epstein wrote: Why aren’t we asking the business and philanthropic community to help do their part by offering to pick up the tab on Metro station construction? With [continue reading]
I started my grazing of today’s transpo headlines close to home: Pasadena is looking for ways to reduce traffic, according to the Star News. Traffic on several major streets is up, bus use is down and no one is sure what should be done next. Raise the price of parking [continue reading]
The California State Assembly’s transportation committee held a hearing at Metro headquarters in Los Angeles on Friday, providing a chance for agency officials to say once again that state funding is necessary to keep buses and trains rolling. It was basically an informational hearing. Nothing was voted on or decided [continue reading]
A friendly reminder from the Metro press office that the L.A. Auto Show is easily accessible by mass transit — with the Blue Line’s Pico station right down the street from the Los Angeles Convention Center. Press release after the jump.
In his daily email to employees, Metro CEO Art Leahy had this nugget about ridership in the first week on the new Eastside Gold Line: The Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension began revenue service on Monday, November 16, 2009. Passenger activity for the first week of operations averaged about 11,000 [continue reading]
As I gazed at this morning’s transportation headlines, a question kept bouncing around my head: Which side is the front side of Union Station? The side that faces Alameda or the side with the transit plaza where all the buses go? The story that brought this to mind was one [continue reading]
We had a post earlier this week about upcoming bus service changes and the addition of new Silver Line bus service between El Monte Station and the Artesia Transit Center via the El Monte Busway and Harbor Freeway Transitway. A press release on the Silver Line is after the jump [continue reading]
The Los Angeles Times reported today that a Metrolink train failed to stop at a red signal last week on the San Bernardino line east of downtown, but that it stopped before reaching a stretch of tracks where there was an oncoming train. Several members of the Metrolink Board of [continue reading]