President Barack Obama held a meeting at the White House this morning on investing in the nation’s infrastructure — a follow-up to his Labor Day announcement of a plan to rebuild the country’s roads and rails. Among those in attendance was Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraiogosa, who also serves on [continue reading]
Bonnie Verdin loves spaghetti, although she wishes she saw less of it during her work day. Verdin is not a chef. For the I-405 Improvements Project, her title is Supervisor, Third Party Administration. But when she thinks of the tangle of underground utilities that must be moved to construct the [continue reading]
Skirball Center Drive Bridge set for demolition beginning Oct. 12 as part of 405 improvement project
Marking the second bridge replacement milestone for the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project, contractors are set to begin demolition of one-half of the Skirball Center Drive Bridge in the Sepulveda Pass beginning Tuesday night, Oct. 12 for approximately five consecutive nights. This demolition work will require some full freeway closures [continue reading]
Voting has been a little slow in our latest poll. At present, those who voted for Metro coming up with the bucks to build the station are leading. Here are more details on the issue.
When added together the ten new Expo Line stations under construction will feature a whopping 176 art panels. All are currently in the fabrication phase, which means teams of artisans are translating the original designs from works on paper to durable materials ranging from hand assembled glass and ceramic mosaic to digital photographic processes on porcelain tile.
Metro will hold four community meetings beginning Wednesday, October 20, to update the public on the South Bay Metro Green Line Extension project. The purpose of these meetings is to seek public comments and input as the environmental process continues for extending rail service farther into the South Bay to [continue reading]
On Oct. 28, the Metro Board of Directors are scheduled to vote on an alignment for the Regional Connector and whether to launch a final environmental study — the prelude to construction of the project. In the project’s draft environmental impact statement/report, Metro staff recommended a fully underground line between [continue reading]
Here’s the video recently posted by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on the 30/10 Initiative, which hopes to build 12 Measure R transit projects in the next 10 years by using federal loans and other financing. Villaraigosa — also a member of the Metro Board of Directors — first floated [continue reading]
Here are the renderings of the Metro project that was awarded funding by the FTA’s “State of Good Repair” bus initiative yesterday. (See previous post) Metro plans to use the funding to construct a new three-story bus operations and maintenance facility in downtown Los Angeles to meet the agency’s demand [continue reading]
From the Department of Self-Promotion: I was on AirTalk with Larry Mantle on KPCC (89.3 FM) last Thursday, talking about the Regional Connector and touching on a few other subjects — such as the impact of transit on traffic. If you want to give it a listen, here’s the link.