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]
GOOD Magazine is well, good, at putting together pretty infographics. Their latest chart compares five large transit systems in the U.S. for measures such as ridership, average speed and miles traveled per trip. Although Los Angeles Metro is the third largest transit system in the nation based on ridership, it [continue reading]
I’m still trying to figure out why I may need an Apple iPad in addition to the Apple laptop, Apple desktop, Apple iPhone and Apple iPod Shuffle that I already own. New Geography, however, says that the iPad may actually shift people from driving to mass transit because the device [continue reading]
In Boston transportation officials and software developers came together for a “Hackathon” where they brainstormed ideas for innovative ways to put transit data to use. Last year Boston’s transportation agency released their transit data publicly and real time data for a number of lines followed soon after. A handful of [continue reading]
Gold Line service has been resumed, following an accident earlier this afternoon. At approximately 1:08 p.m. a northbound Metro Gold Line train and an auto collided at the Glenarm crossing north of Mission Station. The car overturned on both train tracks. One male in the auto was transported to a local hospital; two passengers [continue reading]
No injuries on train. No damage to train caternary system. Bus bridge forming. Train service will return as soon as accident clears. At approximately 1:08 p.m. northbound Metro Gold Line train and auto collided at Glenarm crossing north of Mission Station. Car overturned and is currently blocking both tracks. One person in [continue reading]
At approximately 1:08 p.m. northbound Metro Gold Line train and auto collided at Glenarm crossing north of Mission Station. Car overturned and is currently blocking both tracks. One person in the auto reported injured. Possible damage to the train’s overhead caternary system. Unknown injuries to train passengers at this time. [continue reading]
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.