The LA 2024 bid to host the Summer Olympics has been in the news lately, with the International Olympic Committee earlier this week praising the bid, calling it “forward-looking, innovative, vibrant, and cool.” A new TAP card will be available beginning Saturday, July 8, and highlights our region’s Olympic spirit — L.A. [continue reading]
This was my seventh year at the agency and, by far, 2016 was the busiest. I usually like to put the end-of-the-year highlights in chronological order but I think four [continue reading]
ICYMI: Parts of a mastodon and maybe a mammoth were found while digging the Purple Line Extension at Wilshire and La Brea. Here’s the post with some cool pics. Measure M update: yes, votes are still being counted from the election held 22 days ago. Here’s today’s update from the Los [continue reading]
We’re less than a year from learning whether Budapest, Paris or Los Angeles will host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. The International Olympic Committee will pick a city next [continue reading]
Things to not watch whilst transiting or lunching: Meh. Anyone having better luck than me? NBC’s prime time coverage is terrible beyond words: they only show a few sports and [continue reading]
Expo Line and Gold Line update: We’re well aware of some of the crowding that riders have experienced in recent weeks on the Expo Line and Gold Line. Some good news [continue reading]
Art of Transit: VerdeXchange day one highlights: Phil Washington, Earl Blumenauer (Streetsblog LA) Two announcements from Metro CEO Phil Washington: •The Expo Line extension to Santa Monica will open in May, [continue reading]
Metro Los Angeles might be a smaller, lesser known transit system than NYC’s but it’s great at a more important thing: trash talk. Metro started a playful Twitter fued with New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Mets Police and won.