The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority is an independent agency that was set up to build the next phase of the light rail line from Pasadena to Azusa. The Authority last week released a letter to Metro about ongoing negotiations for a funding transfer agreement with the agency. [continue reading]
Here is the memo that Metro CEO Art Leahy sent to the agency’s Board of Directors about the stabbing aboard a Metro bus in Glendale on Monday: Bus Incident This morning, Transit Services Deputies responded to Broadway Street and Glendale Avenue in the City of Glendale regarding a fight on [continue reading]
Once again Metro is offering free rides on its buses and trains on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. both nights. So if you get carried away celebrating or just need some time to contemplate some recent misbehavior from all that celebrating, look no [continue reading]
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]