Here’s the update from Metro’s government relations staff: Following a bi-partisan agreement by leaders last night, the U.S. Senate is considering a series of amendments today to its surface transportation bill, S.1813 (Moving Ahead For Progress in the 21st Century). The bill, which includes an innovative finance section titled America [continue reading]
Metro Directors Don Knabe and Diane DuBois, along with other Metro, Caltrans and CHP officials broke ground Thursday on a $14-million sound wall project along the 605 freeway in the city of Whittier and unincorporated county. The project consists of approximately three miles of sound walls on both sides of [continue reading]
Metro is currently putting the finishing touches on the four-mile extension of the Orange Line from the Canoga station to the Chatsworth Metrolink station. The project is expected to open in June. The above maps show the plan that Metro staff is recommending for the Orange Line. The Metro [continue reading]
A column that will hold up a canopy is put in place on Wednesday as construction proceeds on the new El Monte Station. The greatly expanded station is expected to open in August.
EXPO LINE JUNCTION: I spent some of last Thursday evening watching some Expo Line test trains run through the junction of the Expo and Blue line tracks at Washington and Flower in downtown L.A. This is an extremely important junction because the two lines merge there and then share two [continue reading]
Metro has just released the “High Desert Corridor Interactive Map,” a Google-based map that invites the communities and all interested to get into the details of the High Desert Corridor (HDC) Project. Once there, you get to share your comments and leave photos of specific areas of interest, such as the alternatives [continue reading]
Metro’s ExpressLanes is gearing up for the fall debut of the HOT lanes on the 110 freeway between Adams Boulevard and the Artesia Transit Center. That will be followed next year by the arrival of HOT lanes on the 10 freeway between Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles and the [continue reading]
Here’s the latest construction news from the Expo Construction Authority, the public entity charged with overseeing construction of the light rail line. When: Saturday, March 10, 2012 – From 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, one day only Where: National Blvd., between Washington Blvd. and Wesley St. Traffic Detour: · Southbound [continue reading]