This is a new feature for The Source in which I express actual opinions while working for government. Members of the media: please take any of these ideas and run with them — we could use the coverage! 1. Like many readers, I was pleased to read in a recent [continue reading]
This week, I decided to revisit the Census Bureau’s Local Employment Dynamics database to get a sense of which job centers are served by local or commuter rail in Los Angeles County. Many big job centers (illustrated by the darker shades of blue in the map above) are served by [continue reading]
At their meeting on Thursday, the Metro Board of Directors will be asked to increase the budget of the first phase of Expo Line by $28 million to settle claims made by the design-build contractor. If the increase is approved, the total cost of the Expo Line project would rise [continue reading]
With the first phase of the Expo Line under construction between downtown L.A. and Culver City, Metro had been exploring naming the line after a color — as is the case with Metro’s rail and express bus lines. We even polled Source readers in April and 49.5 percent backed the [continue reading]
photo by ExpoLightRail, via Flickr photostream That’s a view looking east from the bridge over La Brea for the Expo Line, taken a couple of weeks ago. I thought given the main topic of today’s Board of Directors meeting — building more transit, i.e. the Westside Subway Extension and Regional [continue reading]
Since moving to Los Angeles 34 years ago, much of Robbert Flick’s work has centered on transportation, specifically extending the tools of the photographer to include the automobile.
With the Crenshaw/LAX Line receiving a $546-million loan from the federal government last week to speed its construction, we’ve received some questions from readers about how the project will connect to the airport. I spoke with Metro planners. Here is where things stand for now: •The Crenshaw/LAX Line will include [continue reading]
Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the library’s blog. A new Expo Line video (Curbed LA) The video was produced by Gökhan Esirgen of The Transit Coalition and is a nice [continue reading]
When added together the ten new Expo Line stations under construction will feature a whopping 176 art panels. All are currently in the fabrication phase, which means teams of artisans are translating the original designs from works on paper to durable materials ranging from hand assembled glass and ceramic mosaic to digital photographic processes on porcelain tile.
On Oct. 28, the Metro Board of Directors are scheduled to vote on an alignment for the Regional Connector and whether to launch a final environmental study — the prelude to construction of the project. In the project’s draft environmental impact statement/report, Metro staff recommended a fully underground line between [continue reading]