Metro has begun installing fencing on First Street to help improve safety along the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension. About two miles of fences will be erected along the line by June. The idea is to make it difficult for jaywalkers to try to dash across the tracks. Photo: Luis [continue reading]
Full service on the Green Line has been restored at 4:21 p.m. Bus bridge to shuttle passengers has been discontinued. Both tracks lost power between Lakewood and Long Beach stations earlier in the afternoon.
Green Line service is interrupted between Long Beach and Lakewood stations due to power loss on both tracks. Expect 20-minute delay. Bus bridge is now in effect shuttling Metro patrons between Long Beach and Lakewood Stations. Shuttle buses are operating every 10 minutes. Service is likely to be completely restored within the hour.
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]
Every few years, Congress must come together and pass a massive transportation spending bill that lays out the nation’s priorities. The last such bill was signed into law by President Bush in 2005 and was due for renewal last year. Instead, the last bill has been extended while talk of [continue reading]
Observant visitors to Metro.net no doubt noticed something new on the homepage. Metro communications staff has quietly rolled out a new system for getting service alerts and system status updates out to customers via a new Twitter account: @metroLAalerts. Be aware, however, the system is currently in the “beta” stage [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]
This landed in my email box recently and wanted to pass along because of the surge of interest in the last few years in making the area more hospitable to bicycles. It’s also a good chance to chew on the ear of Doug Failing, the former chief of the local [continue reading]
This weekend Go Metro to this month’s First Friday’s at the Natural History Museum, celebrate Korean and Japanese culture in Little Tokyo, and watch the Super Bowl for free on the big screen in Downtown L.A. Have an event you’d like us to include? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. [continue reading]