Metro employees often receive email alerts about key legislation that impacts the agency. This alert went out yesterday, concerning the proposed cuts to transit funding in the state budget. As debate over the budget continues, I thought this may be useful in helping you sort out some of the issues [continue reading]
Chapman University is hosting the day-long Southern California Transit Forum today. The agenda includes panel discussions of funding and high-speed rail issues, among others. Here’s the Forum’s web page that includes the agenda and links to live video from the event. Metro CEO Art Leahy and Metro Board member Richard [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 Board of Directors of the Expo Line Construction Authority voted on Thursday evening to approve the final environmental impact report for the light rail line from Culver City to Santa Monica. The vote allows design and construction work of the line to go forward. The seven-mile, $1.5-billion line is [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.
In an effort to promote public safety awareness along the Metro Blue Line, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles Police Department today issued 330 citations, 30 warnings and impounded 24 vehicles for 30 days along the street running (non-gated) segment of the light rail line between Washington Station [continue reading]
Metro’s contractor is scheduled to resume restriping activities tonight as part of the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project. Work will take place between Moraga Dr. and Getty Center Dr. Here’s the latest details about freeway lane and ramp closures from the I-405 project web page: As part of the pre-construction [continue reading]
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]
Even for those of us who couldn’t care less about basketball, the Harlem Globetrotters are a sweet reminder of sports figures as gentlemen (or women) and times when fans were considered worthy of kindness and respect. After all these years, the Globetrotters are still like that. They’re also good athletes [continue reading]