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More on the Expo Line opening

  Here are a few tidbits from this morning’s announcement that the Expo Line is opening to the public on Saturday, April 28: •Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Antonio Villaraigosa said that there will be free rides on opening day. •After the line opens, trains will be running [continue reading]

New Metro Rail map

  Here’s a map showing the Metro Rail system, including lines and busways under construction — i.e. the Expo Line, Orange Line Extension and Gold Line Foothill Extension. It was on display for the media this morning and shows how the Metro system is growing. The official new Metro Rail [continue reading]

Going for a test ride on Expo

The media have been invited to join L.A. Mayor and Metro Board Chair Antonio Villaraigosa later this morning for a ride on the Expo Line from La Cienega Station to 7th/Metro Center. Please come back for our coverage later today.

Board decides to push Regional Connector final environmental study certification to April

The Board of Directors just voted to continue their consideration of the Regional Connector’s Final Environmental Impact/Statement to their April meeting. Metro staff told the Board that discussions are continuing with downtown Los Angeles residents and business interests concerned about construction techniques and impacts along Flower Street. One possibilty, said [continue reading]

On Transportation: March 21 column

WESTWOOD/VA STATION: For obvious reasons, a lot of attention has been paid to the Westside Subway Extension’s Century City station and the subway alignment in Beverly Hills. There’s no need to belabor those issues here. But one of the more overlooked stories involving the subway project involves the Westwood/VA Hospital [continue reading]

Expo Line maintenance facility

A key part of the Expo Line Phase 2 project is a new rail car maintenance facility in Santa Monica, located east of Stewart Street and north of Exposition Boulevard. While designs are being finalized for the maintenance yard, this presentation was given by the Expo Line Construction Authority earlier [continue reading]