After the Measure R half-cent sales tax was approved last year by voters, Metro officials said they would aggressively move the county’s transportation agenda forward. The tax increase took effect in July and with revenues now trickling in, planning of several rail lines is chugging along. Three Measure R projects [continue reading]
The Gold Line to East Los Angeles is not yet open — that is scheduled for November — but an extension of the light rail line is already rolling through the planning stages. Four proposed routes for the line was recently whittled to a list of two: one along the [continue reading]
It’s easy to picture L.A. as a railway hub. We have the trains to prove it. But we also at one time had one of the most extensive streetcar systems in the country.
A group of Southern California transportation officials are in Washington today, making their case that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provide funds for an initial high-speed rail corridor between Downtown Los Angeles and Anaheim. Officials are seeking more than $2 billion from Washington for a project expected to cost [continue reading]
With Metro’s long-range plan scheduled for a vote Thursday, things around One Gateway Plaza are starting to heat up. Case in point: A letter from 14 members of Congress landed in the building Tuesday morning requesting that the Board of Directors seek federal money for three additional projects: The Gold [continue reading]
One of the regular features on The Source will be transportation headlines that are compiled each day by Matthew Barrett, the head of Metro’s Library and Archives. The headlines are also posted each day on the Metro Library’s blog, along with other supplemental material. Census data show big differences within [continue reading]
The Metro Board of Directors huddle up for their monthly meeting on Thursday. The big ticket item on the agenda is the Board’s scheduled vote on adopting a long-range plan to guide the agency for the next three decades. The draft plan was released in early 2008 but approval from [continue reading]
Nearly 100,000 fans are expected to converge on the Rose Bowl this Sunday, Oct. 25, for the 7 p.m. U2 concert — the largest on the band’s world “360 Tour.” Heavy traffic, congested streets and limited parking are expected around the stadium. In other words, the usual traffic mayhem associated [continue reading]