On Friday, July 23 Metro officials convened near the Blue Line Pico Station to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Metro Rail – and to look towards the future. Check out the above video for highlights from the speeches.
The 2010 California Design Biennial exhibition opened this week at the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) and features Metro’s Neighborhood Poster series alongside other innovative and high-profile designs like the Apple iPad and Michael Schmidt’s chain-mail fashions adorned by the likes of Lady Gaga and Madonna. For those of [continue reading]
Metro adjusts bus service every six months in order to increase efficiency and better allocate limited financial resources. The most recent service changes went into effect just last month, but Metro’s already preparing for December’s shake-up with a series of public hearings on the proposed changes. At these hearings, the [continue reading]
Some good news to close the week: Metro’s rail ridership in June was up significantly over June 2009 — 326,663 average weekday boardings versus 303,712, an increase of 7.5 percent. The Gold Line did well, with 37,270 average weekday boardings in June 2010 compared to 24,219 in June 2009. Much [continue reading]
All you aspiring directors taking part in Metro’s Transit Flicks video contest, this is a friendly reminder that entries are due today. If you’re the avante-garde type who waits until the last minute because the pressure gets your creative juices flowing – you’ve got until the end of the day [continue reading]
In the summer of 1990 I was 9 years old and nothing mattered more to me than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That’s why these early videos promoting the opening of the Metro Blue Line featuring none other than the Ninja Turtles are just so radical to me. Hat tip [continue reading]
Local transit blog PlusMetro caught up with sheriffs patrolling the 7th Street Metro Center Station equipped with new Nokia cellphones that validate TAP cards – the same technology we mentioned in our TAP post last month. Blogger Jung Gatoona witnessed a number of people receive citations as inspectors quickly checked [continue reading]
Catch a preview of Metro Rail’s 20th birthday in Summer Metro Motion — Metro’s quarterly cable TV show featuring stories about transportation issues and achievements across Los Angeles County. Through old footage and new, Summer Metro Motion celebrates the 20th birthday of Metro Rail — the first line in Metro’s modern rail [continue reading]
This Sunday, June 27, is Metro’s bi-annual service “shake-up” where bus routes are adjusted, timetables are tweaked and some lines disappear while others are born – all in the name of trying to enhance service and efficiency. And, quite frankly, to make Metro’s service more financially efficient, too. The big [continue reading]
I made it down to Union Station yesterday morning to see what the Mayor and Metro officials had to say about Dump The Pump Day – watch the video above if you missed the event.