Transportation headlines, Wednesday, March 12

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!  Attorney convicted in stealing nearly $2 million in MTA money (L.A. Times)  James Vincent Reiss defended Metro as a contract attorney in injury cases. Reiss [continue reading]

@Metrolosangeles Twitter Tuesday, March 11 edition

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Full southbound 405 closure between Santa Monica Boulevard and National Boulevard in West Los Angeles planned nights of March 13, 16

Oh 405, oh 405…here’s a press release from Metro: The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor plans to fully close the southbound I-405 between Santa Monica Boulevard and National Boulevard in West Los Angeles on the following dates and times to facilitate the installation of a full-span freeway overhead sign: [continue reading]

Why You Ride: Bicycle Edition – "Rio" Jill Contreras, committed to empowering cyclists through community rides, workshops, and more!

We are collecting nominations for the Year-Round Golden Pedal Awards, Metro’s competition for great stories about bicycling. We’re featuring these stories in a monthly Why You Ride series – because for many Angelenos, Bike Week never ends! Name: “Rio” Jill Contreras Distance: Long Commute (5 miles or more) Commuting Features: Traffic-congestion and [continue reading]