For more than a decade, Metro’s Research & Development team has been gathering and analyzing data on Metro bus/rail users. The annual customer satisfaction survey was begun to help inform transit planners and division managers of overall customer satisfaction, on-time performance, cleanliness, safety as well as track demographic shifts in Metro [continue reading]
Have bicycle, will travel! Bike Week L.A.–taking place May 12 – 18–will soon be upon us. Here are some highlights of scheduled events so you can start planning. For a full schedule of events, click here. Make sure your bike is in tip-top shape by attending a fix your bike event on [continue reading]
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Pick your social media poison! Union Station’s complexity grows 75 years down the line (L.A. Times) A super interesting essay by architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne on the history of Union [continue reading]
Southland commuters now have another tool to help them outsmart traffic. The Go511 app is now available on iPhones, iPads and Android devices. The app gives you up-to-the-minute traffic updates plus real-time and scheduled transit information for five counties in Southern California: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura. [continue reading]
Another set of photos from Union Station this morning and afternoon; here is another set of photos from earlier. Click to see a larger version of a photo. All photos by Juan Ocampo for Metro.
The celebration is wrapping up for the day but here’s a quick video of the Official Ceremony this morning. Lots of speakers. Lots of spectators. Lots of fun.
A little warm weather on Saturday didn’t keep crowds at bay as thousands of people descended on Union Station for the building’s 75th anniversary celebration that featured live music, train exhibitions, speeches from dignitaries and a lot of folks who apparently wished it was 1939 all over again. The above [continue reading]
We’re down to the final days before Union Station’s 75th anniversary celebration (and National Train Day) on May 3! Plan your trip to Union Station – the day starts at 10 a.m., ends at 4 p.m. and is free for everyone to attend. Here are just a few highlights of what [continue reading]
Here is the news release from Metro and Caltrans: The draft environmental impact report/environmental impact statement (EIR/EIS) for the State Route 710 North Study will be released for public comment in February 2015, Metro and Caltrans announced today. In response to community stakeholders who asked for additional time to consider [continue reading]
If you’re visiting Union Station on Saturday for the 75th anniversary festivities, please check out the new Metro Information Tower that looks a little like the monolith in “2001: A Space Odyssey” but doesn’t leave you guessing about its purpose in life. The 17-foot tall interactive kiosk in the Union Station [continue reading]