Steve grabbed this first clip from the cab of our train, which was proceeding south-west from Jefferson/USC station to Expo Park/USC station via the Figueroa underpass. This second clip shows the train flying through the 1.6 miles from Western station to Crenshaw station.
Carter and I had a nice morning: we were recipients of our first ride on the Expo Line, traveling from the 23rd Street station in downtown Los Angeles to the La Cienega station and back. We’ll post some more pics later as well as video. (Update: Here’s the link to [continue reading]
Here’s the notice — the closure planned for tonight has been postponed.
The Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority has posted new interactive maps, showing San Gabriel Valley destinations in relation to future stations along the line from Pasadena to the Azusa/Glendora border. I’ve posted a couple of the maps above. The Irwindale map is interesting in what it doesn’t show — [continue reading]
President Obama signed a bill today authorizing transportation spending for the next fiscal year. The big news: no money was allocated for high-speed rail — which Republicans had been targeting as wasteful — while there were slight bumps upward in funds for transit projects. The obvious question is what does [continue reading]
After KCBS-TV inquired about business- and travel-related spending by the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, the Construction Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday adopted new rules about agency spending. The Construction Authority is an independent agency not run by Metro. It was created by the state Legislature in 1998 [continue reading]
The part of the Metro website devoted to projects was recently updated with a little more information about a project that I know is near and dear the hearts of many Source readers: The Sepulveda Pass Corridor, which proposes to improve transit between the Westside and the San Fernando Valley [continue reading]
1. DODGER STADIUM: I thought the most interesting news article I read this past week was by Jon Regardie in the Downtown News on why he thinks that AEG — owner of Staples Center and L.A. Live — should buy the Dodgers and move them into a downtown stadium that [continue reading]
Below is the news release from the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, the independent agency building the Measure R-funded project, including the bridge that will carry the tracks from the 210 freeway median across the eastbound lanes toward the downtown Arcadia station: MONROVIA – The I-210 Gold Line Bridge, [continue reading]
The Expo Construction Authority hosted a community meeting last night in Santa Monica to update Westsiders on the progress of Phase 2’s design and the preliminary construction schedule. The Measure R project will connect Expo Phase 1’s terminus in Culver City to downtown Santa Monica when completed, providing a reliable [continue reading]