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]
In his daily email to employees, Metro CEO Art Leahy had this nugget about ridership in the first week on the new Eastside Gold Line: The Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension began revenue service on Monday, November 16, 2009. Passenger activity for the first week of operations averaged about 11,000 [continue reading]
As I gazed at this morning’s transportation headlines, a question kept bouncing around my head: Which side is the front side of Union Station? The side that faces Alameda or the side with the transit plaza where all the buses go? The story that brought this to mind was one [continue reading]
We had a post earlier this week about upcoming bus service changes and the addition of new Silver Line bus service between El Monte Station and the Artesia Transit Center via the El Monte Busway and Harbor Freeway Transitway. A press release on the Silver Line is after the jump [continue reading]
Metro CEO Art Leahy had a short item in his daily brief on Tuesday concerning a resolution under consideration by the L.A. City Council on the proposed tunnel to close the gap in the 710 freeway between Alhambra and Pasadena: LA City Council IT&GA Committee Approves Resolution Opposing SR-710 Extension [continue reading]
The Metrolink Board of Directors last month delayed making a decision on a controversial six percent fare increase and instead chose to look at other options to close the commuter rail line’s budget gap. One of those options: service cuts, according to a report to the board available on the [continue reading]
Me being me, the first headline that caught my eye this post-holiday Monday morning is courtesy of the NYT and runs under the headline, “Sex and the SUV: Men, Women, and Travel Behavior.” While I was offended at the use of the comma after ‘women’ — it’s not necessary, people [continue reading]
Don’t hit the streets looking for regular bus and train service tomorrow, Nov. 26 — Metro is running on a holiday schedule all day Thursday. Regular weekday service resumes on Friday. Here’s a link to the timetables page on the Metro website — holiday hours are marked on the schedules.