downtown Los Angeles

The art of transit

photo by Marco Del Valle, via submission This photo may not be transportation specific, but it’s still a great sepia shot of downtown L.A. that also gives you an idea of how un-Manhattan like the place is. Keep submitting those L.A. area photos, people! To submit a photo or photos [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Frank J. Thomas, via Flickr I looked at this old photo for a while and couldn’t figure out where it was taken until I read the caption on Flickr: it’s the 110 freeway in downtown Los Angeles, looking north from 6th Street. I’m guessing the photo was taken [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo posted by Metro Transportation Library and Archive, via Flickr This photo is of the old 6th and Main Depot and was taken in Sept. 1963, on the last night before the fomer Pacific Electric and Metropolitan Coach Lines headquarters and station in downtown Los Angeles was closed. Our photo [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Gerardo Cornejo, via submission A nice sunny photo of two members of Metro’s fleet on Grand Avenue in front of Disney Hall. Don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the day when the other side of Grand Avenue — currently a bunch of parking lots serving [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Bianca T. Roman, via Flickr A very nicely composed shot of pedestrians for today’s photo, taken near the stairs leading to the library in downtown L.A. To submit a photo or photos of something transportation-related, post them to Metro’s Flickr group or email them to sourcemetro@gmail.com. The photos [continue reading]

More Expo Line progress

photo by Darrell Clarke, Friends 4 Expo Tracks were laid across Farmdale Avenue on Thursday. A new station for Farmdale — which is adjacent to Dorsey High — was just approved by the state this summer, the final obstacle to completing phase I of the project. Rails are in place [continue reading]