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]
Metrolink — which is funded in part by Metro — announced today that 49 more “automatic train stop” devices were being activated along its commuter rail network in Southern California. From the news release: The ATS system includes magnetic inductors placed next to the track at locations where the train [continue reading]
The area’s bike community has long clamored for better parking facilities from the powers-that-be in city and county government. A recent post from L.A. StreetsBlog complained about the risks of parking bikes in Downtown L.A. — the problem being the bikes may be intentionally removed by property owners. Metro has [continue reading]
We posted earlier today about the upcoming public meetings on potential locations for subway stations on the Westside Extension. I had the chance to sit in on a meeting of Metro staffers last week and here are a few interesting morsels about the stations: * Stops are being studied along [continue reading]
After the Measure R half-cent sales tax was approved last year by voters, Metro officials said they would aggressively move the county’s transportation agenda forward. The tax increase took effect in July and with revenues now trickling in, planning of several rail lines is chugging along. Three Measure R projects [continue reading]
The Gold Line to East Los Angeles is not yet open — that is scheduled for November — but an extension of the light rail line is already rolling through the planning stages. Four proposed routes for the line was recently whittled to a list of two: one along the [continue reading]
The Metro Board of Directors huddle up for their monthly meeting on Thursday. The big ticket item on the agenda is the Board’s scheduled vote on adopting a long-range plan to guide the agency for the next three decades. The draft plan was released in early 2008 but approval from [continue reading]