Aqua still is the leader in the clubhouse in The Source’s poll on which color would best suit the Expo Line on the Metro rail map. But aqua’s lead has slipped and bronze has picked up a few votes. Interesting. See this earlier post to cast your vote.
The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has certainly been in the news. As is often the case, it’s hard to appreciate the magnitude of the issue without a really good view. Enter NASA, which has been snapping photos from its satellites and posting them on its website. [continue reading]
Construction continues on tying the Expo Line light rail project into the Blue Line in downtown Los Angeles. That means another weekend of bus bridges replacing Blue Line service between the Washington station and Metro Center at Figueroa and 7th. Bus service between the stations begins Friday at 9 p.m. [continue reading]
Here’s a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the library’s blog. Don’t forget you can also follow the Metro Library on Facebook and Twitter. No federal transportation bill until next year? (Journal of Commerce) Rep. John [continue reading]
Yet another friendly major infrastructure improvement reminder: Work begins on the run-up to demolishing the Sunset Boulevard bridge over the 405 on Friday night. The tear-down is part of the Sepulveda Pass Widening Project that will add a northbound carpool lane to the 405 between the Santa Monica and Ventura [continue reading]
The Metro Art Docent Council has been giving free Metro Art Tours of the Metro Rail system on the first Saturday and Sunday morning of each month for over a decade now – introducing over 30,000 people the wide variety of public artworks along Metro’s growing rail system. Starting this [continue reading]
If you are interested in urban (and suburban) planning, you may want to check out a podcast at the Smart City blog with writer Richard Florida, who talks about his views on what cities and ‘burbs will look like in the future. He envisions denser, more “livable” urban areas connected [continue reading]
Here’s a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the library’s blog. Don’t forget you can also follow the Metro Library on Facebook and Twitter. Expectations for High-Speed Rail Coming Down to Earth (Streetsblog Capitol Hill) After [continue reading]
Welcome to Twitter Tuesday, a weekly feature here at The Source in which 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. There’s a lot of [continue reading]
Metro releases FY 2011 budget; agency schedules public meeting to discuss. Service cuts, layoffs are proposed.
The proposed agency budget for fiscal year 2011 has been released by Metro staff. Here is a link to the budget, which is posted on the Metro website (pdf). It will be discussed at a special meeting of the agency’s Board of Directors on Wednesday, May 19, at Metro headquarters. [continue reading]