FREE fares on subway and select bus lines Free fares in effect on Saturday, July 16 & Sunday, July 17 Line & Main Corridor Line & Main Corridor 2 – Sunset Bl 233 & 761 – Van Nuys Bl 4 & 704 – Santa Monica Bl 234 – Sepulveda Bl, [continue reading]
For all the hype and talk about this weekend’s upcoming 405 closure — aka Carmageddon — I’ve also been a little surprised there hasn’t been more discussion of a pretty basic question: is the 405 project really worth the hassle of closing the freeway? I think so. The I-405 Sepulveda [continue reading]
As many of you are surely aware, there’s been several homemade videos floating around the web about Carmageddon. Here’s one that is G rated — as in “government website appropriate” — and is quite funny.
I-405 Closure Counter widget to transform into live stream of images of Carmageddon at midnight on Friday
When the I-405 Countdown to Closure clock rolls into zero at midnight on July 16, the by-now onerous warning will morph into high-definition images streamed live from metro.net for a world-wide view of the demolition work on the Mulholland Bridge during Carmageddon weekend. The countdown clock, a web widget downloadable in [continue reading]
Here is the new PSA from the Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on the 405 shutdown over the Sepulveda Pass that begins late Friday evening and is scheduled to last until 5 a.m. Monday.
We’ve pored over the maps and corridor drawings, and we’ve belabored the financing issue. But throughout the process, there has been a lack of planners and designers providing Californians with a vision to believe in, with an image of what life could be like with high-speed rail. I’m paraphrasing Dana [continue reading]
Metro issued a long news release this afternoon explaining the process in which the Mulholland Bridge will be partially demolished this weekend when the 405 is shut down over the Sepulveda Pass. The entire release is below. Here are a few highlights: •This is not an “implosion” type demolition. Half [continue reading]
If friends ever try that to claim you can’t have a successful transit system without rails in the ground, just nod politely and tell them to visit Seattle. The Emerald City didn’t have an inch of modern rail transit until a starter streetcar line opened in 2007 and a light [continue reading]
Last week, we posted the link to the Westside Subway Extension’s Metro’s construction impacts fact sheet. This week we bring you info from the subway’s new property acquisition fact sheet, which you can find here as a website and here as a PDF. While this fact sheet is directly about [continue reading]
House of Representatives’ transportation bill includes elements of America Fast Forward plan — but is also assailed for funding cuts
Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), chairman of the House Committee on Transportation, today released the outlines for a proposed multi-year federal transportation bill. The good news: It contains some of the things needed to make America Fast Forward the law of the land. America Fast Forward would use a federal loan [continue reading]