Projects

Digging the Chicago subway

Streamlining Chicago (1940) from WBEZ on Vimeo. Hat tip to Source reader Todd Markle for sending over this story from the WBEZ website in Chicago about the city getting its first subway. The above is a film made in 1940 to promote Chicago’s subway and freeway (ahem, expressway) plan. There’s [continue reading]

Metro wins two FTA grants

Good news today for Metro: the agency has been awarded two grants from the Federal Transit Administration: •$25 million for the purchase of new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses. Attentive readers will recall that Metro earlier this year retired its last diesel bus, with the vast majority of Metro buses [continue reading]

Engineering, geotechnical and safety issues involving Westside Subway Extension to be discussed at Metro Board committee meeting Wednesday

There will be an oral report given by Metro staff and consultants at the Metro Board of Directors’ Planning Committee on Wednesday on engineering, geotechnical and safety issues involving the building of the Westside Subway Extension in Beverly Hills, Century City and Westwood. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. at [continue reading]