Steve and I had the chance to ride the Gold Line Eastside Extension on Wednesday and boy did we have fun. The news media gets their chance to ride today, so look out for news coverage this weekend. The general public can experience the fun on opening day, November 15th. [continue reading]
It may only be a coincidence, but Metro contractors have just completed the first project on the Metro Orange Line Extension at the same time the “Valley’s Best Short-Cut” marks its fourth service anniversary.
An interesting development today: Rick Thorpe, Metro’s chief capital management officer, resigned from his position at Metro. Thorpe, however, is staying on as the CEO of the Expo Line Construction Authority. In his Metro job, Thorpe was in charge of overseeing (among other things) the rail projects that Metro is [continue reading]
My colleague Fred Dennstedt and I had a chance to ride the new Eastside Gold Line Extension from Union Station to East Los Angeles and back this afternoon. Here are our impressions:
My colleague Fred Dennstedt and I are headed off later this morning for our first ride on the Eastside Gold Line Extension. Local media are getting a preview ride on Friday, but as proud Metro contractors we get to see it before them. Neener-neener! We’ll post our impressions later today. [continue reading]
The accompanying video was produced by Metro as part of the public outreach effort for the Westside Subway Extension environmental study currently underway. The study is looking at options for extending the subway west from its current terminus at Wilshire and Western and another option that would add a spur [continue reading]
The Edward R. Roybal Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension will open to the public Sunday, Nov. 15, with free rides from one end of the Gold Line to the other — East Los Angeles to Pasadena — and celebrations are planned along the route. On Sunday, festivities will take place [continue reading]
Here are today’s transpo headlines, courtesy of the Metro library. The Pasadena Star-News reports that a lawsuit filed by South Pasadena and La Canada against Metro was recently thrown out. The issue was the 710, with both cities saying that it was wrong for Metro to include the 710 gap [continue reading]
With the Eastside Gold Line Extension now scheduled to open to the public on Nov. 15, here’s a short video of trains on the line. The video shows trains on 1st Street between the Los Angeles River and the tunnel the trains will enter to go under Boyle Heights.
It’s finally official: The Edward R. Roybal Eastside Gold Line Extension will open to the public on Sunday, Nov. 15, Metro officials announced Monday. This hasn’t exactly been a secret. Trains have been testing on the six-mile line for the past several weeks and in transit circles most people already [continue reading]