This week in 1955, Metropolitan Coach Lines put its Snow White bus into service between downtown Los Angeles and Disneyland. As it pulled onto Main Street in front of Disneyland City Hall, it was greeted by Walt Disney, the Mouseketeers and a 16-piece band. Disney Studio artists had transformed the bus exterior [continue reading]
The Westside Extension crew recently held a series of public meetings to discuss potential locations for subway stations; the above map shows a possible location for a station at Fairfax. The 84-page presentation — with loads of maps and renderings — is now online and available for download as a [continue reading]
A kickoff event for the Gold Line Foothill Extension was held in Monrovia on Saturday. The press release is posted after the jump. One item I want to clarify: Although the Foothill Extension Construction Authority — an agency independent of Metro — is aiming for a 2013 completion date, there [continue reading]
The Folks at LA SAFE – the Los Angeles County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies – have been working on Southern California’s own 511 traveler information service. Today, they’re offering a debut of a beta version of the new phone number and website to get public feedback before officially launching [continue reading]
The first item that caught my eye on today’s transportation headlines was a post by Dakota Smith at Curbed LA on Friday afternoon on Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz’ ongoing study of a personal rapid transit (PRT) system to span the Sepulveda Pass. Koretz, who represents parts of the [continue reading]
Service delays on the Metro Blue Line continued this morning following construction work over the weekend by the Expo Construction Authority. Earlier this morning test trains traveling the segment from the Washington Station to the Pico Station encountered some problems. As a result, a bus bridge remains in place to [continue reading]
To follow-up our earlier posts about the accident Friday afternoon on the Blue Line light rail: the woman who was struck by the train died. Here’s a link to a story in the Los Angeles Times. UPDATE, 5 p.m. —Metro officials have the following information: At 1:17 pm, a southbound [continue reading]
Blue Line back on schedule. No more delays.
Service has been restored on both tracks of the Blue Line, following an accident at Imperial/Wilmington/Rosa Parks Station. But northbound commuters should expect 15-minute delays between Transit Mall and Imperial stations.
At about 1:17 pm, a southbound Blue Line train struck a person at Imperial/Wilmington Station. LAPD, LAFD, LA Sheriff’s and rescue ambulance are on the scene. Trains are single tracking around the accident. Commuters should expect at least 20-minute delays.