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.
We’ve run two polls on the Westside Subway Extension so far and here are the results as of about noon on Monday: I’m pleased with the number of votes, which I think reflects the great interest the public has in this project. As they should for something that is going [continue reading]
The committee meetings scheduled for Aug. 18-19 and the regular meeting of the full Board of Directors on Aug. 26 has been canceled due to a lack of quorum. Hey — it’s summer. I trust all of us will find a way to fill the time until meetings resume in [continue reading]
More, ahem, less-than-good-news from the world of transit funding. The Federal Transit Administration released a report last week saying that $77.7 billion is needed to bring the state of the nation’s transit system into good repair. The news comes at a time, of course, when many transit agencies — including [continue reading]
Wow–almost 2,800 votes in our latest subway poll. At this point, readers are favoring the Constellation station on the Westside Subway Extension. If you haven’t voted yet, please feel free to participate. Here’s an earlier post explaining the Century City station issue. A couple of readers have emailed and asked [continue reading]
County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who is also a member of the Board of Directors of Metro, has a long post on his blog on the 20th anniversary of Metro Rail. His point, in short: “that the more you build the system, the more of a system you build.” Excerpt: Those [continue reading]
Metro officials gathered Friday morning near a Blue Line station in downtown Los Angeles to commemorate the recent 20th anniversary of Metro Rail. The Blue Line began service on July 14, 1990 — in the 27 years previous, there was only bus service available in Los Angeles County. It was [continue reading]
The Board of Directors of Metro met Thursday for their regular monthly session (here’s a link to the agenda). It was also the first meeting run by the new chairman of the Board of Directors, Supervisor Don Knabe. Here are a few highlights of issues they tackled that I thought [continue reading]
Consider this our daily nag to take our latest poll on issues facing the Westside Subway Extension. As of 3:15, we’re at 1,409 votes and readers prefer a station at Constellation and Avenue of the Stars. Need more info? Here’s Monday’s post looking at the issues. At this rate, the [continue reading]
One day into our latest subway poll, Constellation is leading by almost 60 percentage points. If you haven’t voted, please do so. And here’s a link to yesterday’s post with more background on the issue.