Accident on Gold Line: Collision between train and auto near Glenarm. Auto overturned and blocking both tracks. Emergency response personnel notified and responding. Southbound trains turning back from Del Mar and northbound trains turning back at Mission. Bus bridge to ferry riders between stations is forming. Update to follow.
The big news on Thursday was the $2.25 billion federal grant to California to help build a planned $43-billion high-speed rail line between Anaheim and San Francisco. I thought this quote from State Sen. Alan Lowenthal (who represents the Long Beach area) in the L.A. Times hit the nail on [continue reading]
The northbound 405 freeway is scheduled to be fully closed between Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards tonight for work on the Sepulveda Pass widening project. Ramp closures could begin as early as 8 p.m. and lane closures after 9 p.m. Here’s the latest construction update.
Here are three of the noteworthy actions taken by the Metro Board of Directors at their meeting Thursday: *A contract worth up to $30.45 million was approved with 21 local tow truck companies to provide Freeway Service Patrols. Item 60 on the agenda. *The Board decided to restart the process [continue reading]
The L.A. Times reports that the LAPD has put a stop to late night construction on the Expo line due to noise complaints, but it remains unclear how the project timeline will be impacted. The LAPD revoked a previously held 24 hour permit and now construction can only take place [continue reading]
The federal government, with a push from Sen. Dianne Feinstein, has loaned $171 million to help finance a renovation of the Transbay Terminal in downtown San Francisco, reports the Chronicle. Feinstein said that she wants to see such low-interest loans used more often. So do local officials in Los Angeles [continue reading]
The L.A. Times has an editorial on Metro’s projected $251-million operating deficit in the next fiscal year and offers a proposal on how to fix it — raise fares. The article notes that L.A.’s fares are significantly lower than most U.S. cities and fares only cover about 26% of operating [continue reading]
One of the goals of The Source is to give readers an idea of what’s happening with mass transit and urban planning outside Los Angeles County. In that vein, a fascinating, and sad, story was recently published in the Financial Times about the thousands of stray dogs roaming Moscow. Many [continue reading]
I really should have been a scientist. Fox News reports that slime mold expands in a way that mimics road and rail networks and that slime mold is perhaps better at building such networks than, say, urban planners. In other words, give me a map and some slime mold and [continue reading]
Due to ongoing rains, night-time construction activity, including full freeway segment closures scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled. Surface conditions will be too wet for restriping work. The contractor will likely proceed with work on the evening of Monday, January 25 from the I-10 Freeway to Santa Monica Blvd. [continue reading]