“This day is here…” On January 29, 1993, former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley stood among a swarm of public officials and transit agency staffers on the cramped Pershing Square subway platform. Standing shoulders above everyone else, including then-California Gov. Pete Wilson, Bradley proudly inaugurated the opening of the first [continue reading]
The Metro Blue Line has returned to normal service as of 2:58 p.m. following earlier delays from a track incident in Downtown Long Beach.
Normal operations have resumed on the Metro Red Line following earlier police activity at Hollywood/Western Station. All trains are departing terminals on-time.
One of the funnest and most unique bike rides in L.A., the Tweed Ride is a hoot for a everyone interested in dressing up in old tymey garb and riding classic bicycles (or not). Here’s the press release for this Saturday’s ride in North Hollywood: C.I.C.L.E. Presents: Urban Ex! Tweed, [continue reading]
Metro took another step forward toward construction of the Regional Connector Project by issuing a Request for Proposals, or RFP, last week for the 1.9-mile underground light rail line through downtown Los Angeles. The $1.367-billion project is partially funded with $160 million in Measure R money, and is considered one [continue reading]
L.A.’s bicycle community may remember that last year Metro made good on a promise to remove seats from Metro trains to make more room for cyclists, as well as people with strollers or luggage. Metro added the gold decals on train doors and inside the train to help guide riders [continue reading]
Alternatives Analysis released for East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor project; bus rapid transit and light rail on Van Nuys Boulevard recommended for further study
A bus rapid transit or light rail line along Van Nuys Boulevard are among the options recommended for further study in the Alternative Analysis released today by Metro for the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor project. The study considered more than 30 alternatives for improving transit in the eastern [continue reading]
As the latest tactic in Metro’s ongoing public outreach campaign for “Carmageddon II,” the agency has produced a new Public Service Announcement featuring Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa that is now available for public use. Available in English and Spanish, the video PSA asks for the public’s cooperation to stay [continue reading]
Westside Subway Extension secures Record of Decision from feds, a big step forward for a big project!
Another big milestone for the Westside Subway Extension today: the Federal Transit Administration gave its stamp of approval to the project’s environmental studies. In plain English, this means the project is now eligible to pursue the federal money it will need to get fully built. What’s next for the project? [continue reading]