Rolling truck protest has rolled out of downtown Los Angeles, so traffic is clear(er) and bus delays rolling away. Buses had been delayed while a National Port Drivers Association truck caravan protested the levying of container fees on independent truckers. The rolling protest of trucks had temporarily blocked streets at and around LA City Hall.
Buses delayed in downtown LA, as a truck caravan at and around LA City Hall blocking traffic. National Port Drivers Association is protesting container fees being assessed against independent truckers as part of the ports’ Clean Truck Program.
Veteran’s Day is tomorrow, but the official word out of One Gateway is that Metro bus and rail lines will be running on their normal weekday schedules. Timetables — albeit in slow-to-load and the often inconvenient pdf format — can be found on the Metro website by clicking here.
It has not been a fun past few days for the tech folks in charge of Metro’s website. They were hoping to debut a revamped version of the website on Friday, but technical issues — server issues — quickly crippled the website and many people weren’t able to access the [continue reading]
Here’s the thing about technology: when it works, it’s great. But sometimes it doesn’t and life becomes one big “page load error.” As we posted yesterday, Metro was planning to have a new version of its website up and running Friday. But a serious server glitch has postponed those plans [continue reading]
It’s been in the works for months and Metro will launch its redesigned web site later today. Call it Metro.net 2.0 — the agency’s all-out effort to employ the latest online tools to help you, the taxpayer, track your transportation investments in L.A. County. To visit the new site, click [continue reading]
All rail ticket vending machines back online and working again.
It looks like ticket vending machines at some train stations are out of commission for the moment, while the system is being upgraded. We’ll let you know when we get more info. In the meantime, there will be short delays.
Perhaps you’re new to the planet and haven’t heard of that distinctly L.A. celebration: the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval. Be warned that it’s rather like stepping into Fellini’s “Satyricon” film. But it’s actually pretty good theater as tens of thousands of Halloween revelers — many in costume — flock to the [continue reading]
Normal service has been restored to the Metro Gold Line. At about 1:15 p.m. an umbrella from a neighboring residence blew onto city power lines above train tracks, creating a potentially dangrous situation for the trains below. The Gold Line was closed beteen Highland Park and Southwest Museum stations for approximately [continue reading]