From the Will Rogers beach webcam. Some service updates as of 8 a.m. •ORANGE LINE: There are some 20-minute delays along the Orange Line due a downed tree near Laurel Canyon Boulevard. Buses detouring via Burbank Boulevard between Whitsett and Laurel Canyon. Tree crews are on the scene. Please expect delays [continue reading]
We made it to Friday Source Readers! Whether your plans involve sports, arts and culture, delicious food, good music, Oscar glory, or letting loose for Carnival, Metro can get you there without the hassles of traffic, parking, or a trip to the pump. So have fun and Go Metro this weekend! [continue reading]
Above is the good word from the National Weather Service on the second storm that is supposed to blow through our area beginning tonight and into tomorrow. A few things to keep in mind: •It’s not exactly a secret some L.A. drivers pilot their cars like total idiots in wet [continue reading]
Board of Directors motion asks Metro to make renewed effort on public-private parnterships to fund transpo projects
Interesting motion above that was approved today by the Metro Board. My read on the motion: it’s three members of the Metro Board — Eric Garcetti, Michael D. Antonovich and Diane DuBois — asking Metro to step up its game when it comes to developing public-private partnerships to help fund [continue reading]
Renderings by MVE Institutional, Inc., courtesy of City of El Monte. The City of El Monte broke ground today on the Gateway Project, which promises to bring affordable housing, retail and restaurant space next to Metro’s El Monte Bus Station. It’s great to see more transit oriented development happening in [continue reading]
Metro received its new Mobile Command Center this morning, raising the bar when it comes to preparedness for big events and/or emergencies. The command center may look like a giant black mobile home from the outside, but on the inside it has everything necessary to help keep communications, security, bus [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! That’s right, I don’t drive in Los Angeles (Zocalo Public Square) A lot of good stuff in this first-person account by Nicolei Gupit, whose family [continue reading]
The gavel has just dropped on today’s meeting of the Metro Board of Directors. Here’s the agenda — looks to be a fairly quiet meeting today. You can listen to the meeting over the phone by dialing 213-922-6045. I’ll post a roundup of the meeting later.
Nearly 600 small business representatives attended Metro’s annual Meet the Primes networking event on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Gateway. Twenty-seven of the major construction firms that work in the L.A. region were on hand to meet and discuss future partnering opportunities. Meet the Primes is a unique opportunity for small businesses [continue reading]
Both parts of America Fast Forward initiative are in President Obama's proposal for four-year transportation bill!
Earlier today in Minnesota, President Obama announced his proposal for a four-year transportation spending bill that would include both parts of Metro’s America Fast Forward initiative. If Congress was to vote the bill into law — and that’s a big ‘if’ — that could be a boon to Metro and [continue reading]