The Metro Library is among some 70 exhibitors on tap for the 5th Annual LA as Subject Archives Bazaar this Saturday at the Doheny Memorial Library on the USC campus in downtown Los Angeles. Never mind that it’s free and transit-accessible. Those of you with a compelling interest in all things [continue reading]
When added together the ten new Expo Line stations under construction will feature a whopping 176 art panels. All are currently in the fabrication phase, which means teams of artisans are translating the original designs from works on paper to durable materials ranging from hand assembled glass and ceramic mosaic to digital photographic processes on porcelain tile.
As construction of the Expo Line moves forward, many new features of the stations are starting to take shape. The canopies are in place and pavers line the walkway. But there are a few painted steel support structures on the platforms that are noticeably empty. That’s because those structures will [continue reading]
Metro bus mechanic Marilin Archie has won TV Land’s “She’s Got the Look” modeling reality show. “I never thought I would make it this far,” she says in the show’s blog. The mother of two, whose career as a bus mechanic spans 20 years, said she gave modeling a shot [continue reading]
With Metro’s Westside Subway Extension Project team just wrapping up a series of five public hearings on the project’s Draft EIS/R, it has a new feather to place in its cap. The project’s public outreach program was this week officially recognized as an example of government innovation from Harvard University. [continue reading]
Southland transit agencies handed out Golden Pylon Awards Wednesday to the region’s top traffic reporters. The awards honor the reporters whose on-air traffic talk helps promote carpool lanes, vanpools and public transportation. The Golden Pylon Awards is a traditional prelude to 2010 Rideshare Week, which begins Monday, Oct. 4. Rideshare [continue reading]
The Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Light Rail Transit Project has been named the top transportation project in Southern California by California Construction Magazine. Selected by an independent jury of industry experts in design and construction, the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension was one of 135 projects nominated by industry [continue reading]
Next week a $1.65-million contract with NextBus, Inc. for a real-time bus arrival system goes in front of the Metro board for approval. If approved, Metro riders could be receiving real-time bus arrival information via text, cell phone, smartphone and web by early 2011. NextBus currently provides its real-time services [continue reading]
What do the one of the world’s most populous cities and the car capital of the world have in common? Three guesses: traffic, traffic and even more traffic to come. To that end, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority are teaming up [continue reading]
The fall edition of Metro’s quarterly television show looks at development along the Red Line, the 30/10 Initiative and visits Metro’s ER for buses, among other features. The first part is above; the remaining three can be found on the Metro Motion page on our website.