On item 13 on today’s agenda, the Board of Directors asked Metro staff to further study if there’s a way to install four-quadrant crossing gates on the Eastside Gold Line without doing a full-blown environmental impact report and/or study. Staff had recommended hiring a contractor to do the environmental work. [continue reading]
The Metro Board of Directors meets Thursday morning at Metro headquarters and votes are on tap on two big issues: The Crenshaw Line and the Harbor Subdivision. Let’s tackle Crenshaw first. In November, Metro staff recommended that the Crenshaw Line be a light rail line and also picked a route [continue reading]
A lot of people have been asking about the Metro Silver Line bus service that will be starting on December 13th. Well, Metro has released a bunch of new information including timetables, maps and a destination guide. We’re going to take a closer look at the information and figure out [continue reading]
The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority is an independent agency that was set up to build the next phase of the light rail line from Pasadena to Azusa. The Authority last week released a letter to Metro about ongoing negotiations for a funding transfer agreement with the agency. [continue reading]
Work crews laid the last concrete deck on a 3 ½ level parking structure at the Atlantic station at the end of the Eastside Gold Line last week. A multi-level parking structure that will hold 280 cars is nearing completion and is targeting a late March opening. Parking will be [continue reading]
Here is the memo that Metro CEO Art Leahy sent to the agency’s Board of Directors about the stabbing aboard a Metro bus in Glendale on Monday: Bus Incident This morning, Transit Services Deputies responded to Broadway Street and Glendale Avenue in the City of Glendale regarding a fight on [continue reading]
A friendly reminder from the Metro press office that the L.A. Auto Show is easily accessible by mass transit — with the Blue Line’s Pico station right down the street from the Los Angeles Convention Center. Press release after the jump.
Downtown Los Angeles sees its second ice rink of the season open this evening at L.A. Live. Who knew that the city was so starved for ice skating? There’s also another outdoor rink less than a mile away at Pershing Square. The debut of the ice rink tonight is part [continue reading]