Normal Gold Line service to the Little Tokyo station in downtown L.A. will resume in the next few minutes. The station has been shut down for the past couple of hours while a suspicious package was investigated.
Metro is today releasing its budget [pdf] for the coming 2011-12 fiscal year. The highlights, in short: •The budget is $4.145 billion, which is 6.3 percent higher than last year, mostly due to more spending on Measure R projects. •Metro CEO Art Leahy is proposing to lower day passes from [continue reading]
The package is in a tree and police and the bomb squad are dealing with it now. With the Little Tokyo station shut down, a bus bridge is in place to ferry passenges between Union Station and the Pico/Aliso station.
photo by Veronica Eliasson, via her Flickr page This moody photo was taken on the Gold Line with the Hipstamatic app for the iPhone that transformed the bright interior light on the train into all sorts of shades of black, white and gray and also softened the focus — to [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. Study finds access to real-time mobile information could raise the status of public transit (Next American City) The results of a study [continue reading]
photo by Ilda Licon, via submission A very nice photo of the Gold Line crossing the 101 freeway in downtown Los Angeles taken by Ilda, who is an administrative analyst for Metro. The photo neatly follows the “rule of thirds” — meaning no part of the image dominates the middle [continue reading]
photo by Leticia Rivera, via submission A very nice photo taken on a recent morning of the Gold Line at the Atlantic Station. Leticia, who shot the photo, also happens to be a Gold Line operator. To submit a photo or photos of something transportation-related, post them to Metro’s Flickr [continue reading]
The Gold Line received a bit of national attention as CBS Evening News rode along with Jackie Gilberto, a Pasadena resident who recently made the switch to transit thanks to rising gas prices. Before investing in her $75 monthly pass (the video incorrectly reports the cost of a monthly pass) [continue reading]
Here’s something to ponder over your morning cup of joe: what makes good Transit Oriented Development (TOD)? An article entitled ReThinking TOD set me on this train of thought. Alan Huynh, a professional transportation planner, notes that while the success of TOD’s are dependent on many different elements, it all [continue reading]
photo by Street Vision L.A., via Flickr Great composition and use of black and white on a recent rainy day at the Gold Line’s Memorial Park station in Old Town Pasadena. To submit a photo or photos of something transportation-related, post them to Metro’s Flickr group or email them to [continue reading]