Remember earlier this year when New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg did the unthinkable and closed down parts of Broadway in Times Square and Herald Square and converted them into pedestrian plazas? He made the changes permanent on Thursday, reports the New York Times. Broadway cuts diagonally across the city [continue reading]
Curbed LA reports that the Expo Line Construction Authority is working with the Los Angeles Police Department to restore its right to work around-the-clock, when necessary. The LAPD revoked Expo’s night-time work permit recently amid noise complaints. The downtown streetcar project championed by Los Angeles Councilman Jose Huizar, who is [continue reading]
If you have endured some scary drives in the mountains of the American West, then check out a post at Waze on the 19 most complex and dangerous roads in the world. There’s even a local entry — the 110/105 interchange made the list. But the photo that caught my [continue reading]
Welcome to Twitter Tuesday, a weekly feature here at The Source where we’ll round up the latest Metro related tweets in the Twitterverse. To follow Metro on Twitter just search for @MetroLosAngeles. We recommend adding the #MetroLosAngeles tag to your tweets to get our attention. It was a bit of [continue reading]
A somewhat belated headlines roundup this morning. Thank you for your patience…. Researchers for years have been trying to link suburban sprawl to obesity–the idea being that the more car dependent a community, the less chance that people will walk and exercise there. Curbed LA posts about a new study [continue reading]
The L.A. Times’ Steve Lopez drives a deputy mayor’s Hummer to work — the deputy mayor takes the subway and beats Lopez in a race to City Hall. The race isn’t the highlight of the column. Rather it’s Lopez once again calling for more programs that would discourage people from [continue reading]
The L.A. Times takes a look at the outcome of yesterday’s Expo Line meeting and what it means for the Westside. After approval yesterday by the Expo Line Construction Authority board, construction of the 7-mile extension could start later this year. Anyone who knows transit in L.A. knows that the [continue reading]
The Expo Line Construction Authority board voted Thursday evening 6 to 0 with one abstention to approve the final environmental document for the second phase of the Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica. More later.
Blame or thank — depending on your point of view — the weather.
The Los Angeles Times’ editorial page opines that the Expo Line Construction Authority’s board of directors should certify the environmental report for the Culver City-to-Santa Monica segment of the line. The board meets this afternoon in downtown L.A. Excerpt: The agency is building sound walls to reduce noise, grade separations [continue reading]