Staff recommendations also released today for Regional Connector; report says station at 5th/Flower could be cut to save money

The Metro staff recommendations for a locally preferred alternative (LPA) for the Regional Connector have also been posted online today. Unlike the subway project, Metro staff had already recommended building the fully underground option as part of the project’s draft environmental impact statement/report (DEIS/R). There is one bit of news, [continue reading]

Staff recommendations for Westside Subway Extension are posted online; staff selects Alternative 2 route to VA Hospital

Metro staff have issued their recommendations for a locally preferred alternative (LPA) route for the Westside Subway Extension. The project’s draft environmental impact statement/report was released last month. The full report is posted as part of the Metro Board of Directors’ agendas for its planning and Measure R committees. It [continue reading]

Daily Transit Forecast, Oct. 12

For a complete list of planned service advisories please visit the Service Updates page on And for the latest service alerts follow @MetroLAalerts on Twitter. Blue Line Due to Expo construction work after 8:15pm, trains run every 30 minutes.  Northbound trains leave Transit Mall at 8:16pm, 8:46pm and every [continue reading]

Art of transit

photo by Jared Jerome, via submission Nice shot of the 110 freeway at night in downtown L.A. And I’m pleased to see we’re finally getting a few more submissions from the L.A. area. To submit a photo or photos of something transportation-related, post them to Metro’s Flickr group or email [continue reading]