This month’s slate of Service Council meetings kicks off tomorrow evening (Wednesday, May 7) in Van Nuys with the San Fernando Valley Council’s meeting. Please note that changes may be made to meeting agendas, including potential new topics, prior to meeting dates. For the latest Service Council meeting agendas check [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! Here are two plans for an airport people mover (Curbed LA) The Curbed post is based on tweets from L.A. Times transportation reporter Laura Nelson, [continue reading]
Northbound 405 full freeway closure between Wilshire Boulevard and Getty Center Drive planned overnight
Here’s the press release from Metro: The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor is planning to conduct overnight closure of the northbound I-405 freeway between Wilshire Boulevard and Getty Center Drive beginning tonight, May 6 at midnight through tomorrow, May 7 at 5 a.m. The closure will facilitate permanent striping [continue reading]
On Saturday, May 10 Metro will sponsor the “Old Roots, New Routes” bicycle ride, led by C.I.C.L.E. and the Eastside Bike Club. This ride will be part of the Rosemead Boulevard Grand Opening (GO!) celebration. The event will celebrate Temple City’s streetscape redesign of Rosemead Boulevard, a project partially funded [continue reading]
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.