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]
As expected, the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has inspired a debate about where the United States should get its petroleum and how much petroleum the country is using. A smart article in the New York Times’ Week in Review section on Sunday laid out the conundrum [continue reading]
The Urban Land Institute is holding a case study panel and site tour of the recently completed Transit Oriented Development (TOD) project at Hollywood and Vine. The $600 million project – the latest product of Metro’s Joint Development Program – includes the 1600 North Vine apartments, a 305-room W Hotel, [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. Grand Avenue project seeks another delay (Los Angeles Business Journal) The massive [continue reading]
View Subway route from Century City to Westwood in a larger map As planning studies continue for the Westside Subway Extension, Metro officials have scheduled a public meeting for Tuesday, May 18, to discuss how they plan to route the train between Century City and Westwood. For much of its [continue reading]
Sure, riding Metro saves you from the stress of traffic, reduces your environmental impact and lowers your monthly transportation costs – but did you know it also entitles you to a bunch of great deals around L.A.? That’s what Destination Discounts is all about – and The Source is here [continue reading]
Here are the results as of 12:30 p.m. on our reader poll on the Expo Line’s color. There’s no cutoff to the voting–but the more who weigh in, the more interesting the results. Participate in the poll here.