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.
The Metrolink Board of Directors approved a contract on Friday for a positive train control system to prevent future collisions. The press release from Metrolink is below; Metro is one of the five local transportation agencies that funds Metrolink. Positive Train Control Moves Ahead at Metrolink Board of Directors Authorizes [continue reading]
County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s website is reporting there will likely be a change of plans when it comes to tearing down the Mulholland Bridge as part of the project to add a northbound carpool lane to the 405 freeway over the Sepulveda Pass. Instead of first tearing down the bridge [continue reading]
The Board of Directors of Metrolink are scheduled Friday to vote on a contract worth up to $120 million for the installation of a positive train control system. The contract would be with Parsons Transportation Group. The technology was created to prevent trains from colliding. Metrolink has been pursuing such [continue reading]