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.
We’re spotlighting the finalists of the Transit Flicks Video Contest, hopefully encouraging you to view all the videos and to vote for your favorite. In the spirit of neutrality I’ll be presenting the videos in reverse alphabetical order based on the last names of the filmmakers (they’re presented in alphabetical [continue reading]
It’s not her regular gig, but Marilin Archie, a Metro mechanic who ordinarily overhauls CNG engines and checks brake systems on Metro buses, is busy competing for a modeling assignment on a national television show. Chosen as one of ten contestants from thousands who applied to “She’s Got the Look” show on the TV Land Channel, Archie has emerged as a strong contender for the show’s top prize: A contract with Wilhelmina Models agency and a photo spread in Self Magazine.