The art of transit

This is a photo of a 1952 drawing showing mass transit concepts for San Francisco. As you probably know, elevated rail lines never did come to the city — probably a good thing. The photo is by Eric Fischer. As we’ve frequently mentioned, we’re looking to feature transportation- and transit-related [continue reading]

The future of Metro rail

We’ve spent plenty of time looking back, with this past Wednesday being the 20th anniversary of the Blue Line and the birth of Metro Rail. I wanted to look forward today and provide a quick update where future Metro Rail projects were in the pipeline. The list below is of [continue reading]

Forum to examine federal transit funding

Here’s an event to be held tomorrow about transportation funding that I thought some of you may be interested in: SUPERVISOR RIDLEY-THOMAS, POLICYLINK TO HOST FORUM SOLICITING PUBLIC INPUT ON SECURING FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDS FOR LOCAL PROJECTS ‘New Ideas for New Starts: Equity Considerations and Federal Transit Funding’ LOS ANGELES [continue reading]

The art of transit

Angel Hernandez borrowed a friend’s Nikon D70 recently to check out the digital camera and took this shot of the glass ceiling of the Nick Patsaouras Transit Plaza at Union Station while on the escalator and headed toward his train. Good eye, Angel! The shutter speed was 1/160th of a [continue reading]