Here’s the news release: Metro will expand the operation of test trains along the Metro Expo Line corridor beginning Sunday, Dec. 4, running trains on a schedule of every 12 minutes during the day to simulate regular mid-day service on the line once the system opens in early 2012. The [continue reading]
The update from Metro’s government relations staff is below. The agency has been pushing for America Fast Forward legislation — to use government loans and financing to accelerate the building of transit and road projects — to be included in the bill. A new multi-year bill was supposed to be [continue reading]
The independent agency, the Expo Line Construction Authority, posted the following to their Facebook page on Monday: Expo has turned the system over to Metro for Pre-Revenue Operations. Once Metro determines that the system is safe to operate, the line will open to the public. We anticipate an opening to [continue reading]
1. SEARCH YOUR FEELINGS ABOUT HIGH-SPEED RAIL: I’ve searched my feelings and finally figured out exactly how I feel about high-speed rail: the same way I felt about the Westside Subway project between 2005 and 2007 when many, many public officials were talking about it but Metro obviously didn’t have [continue reading]
Why not – it’s the day before the holiday! Here is one more video from our ride on the Expo Line yesterday — this time from the La Cienega station eastbound to the La Brea station. Both are aerial stations. The video doesn’t convey how good the views are from [continue reading]
Just when you thought we were done recapping our Expo Line ride on Tuesday…more photos! Check out these below that Steve and I snapped while we cruised from 23rd Street station to La Cienega station.
Work is proceeding on the “Iconic Bridge” that will carry the Gold Line tracks over the eastbound lanes of the 210 freeway in Arcadia. The latest, shown above: crews are installing the first of 18 “small diameter cast-in-drill-hole piles” that will be the foundation for the abutment on the freeway’s [continue reading]
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.