Effective immediately, speed on the Blue, Gold and Green lines will be reduced to a maximum of 45mph until 8pm due to the extreme heat today This is only precautionary measure to ensure the safety of patrons. Speed reductions may result in a 5-10 minute delay. A determination will be [continue reading]
Some good news for the future Crenshaw/LAX Line, one of the new light rail lines that Metro is currently planning: The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a $1.45-million grant to help design an intermodal transit center for the Aviation/Century station near LAX. The grant was originally supposed to go to [continue reading]
Former L.A. Weekly writer Harold Meyerson has an op-ed supporting the 30/10 Initiative in this morning’s L.A. Times. Meyerson, long known as an advocate for labor, had a similar piece earlier this year in the Washington Post, where he is now a columnist. Attentive readers already know that the 30/10 [continue reading]
The 30/10 Initiative got some nice coverage this weekend from local AP scribe Daisy Nguyen. Her story hit the wires today and I see it’s already been picked up by the Washington Post. Attentive readers already know that the 30/10 plan proposes to use federal loans, grants and other financing [continue reading]
Full service on the Green Line has been restored at 4:21 p.m. Bus bridge to shuttle passengers has been discontinued. Both tracks lost power between Lakewood and Long Beach stations earlier in the afternoon.
Green Line service is interrupted between Long Beach and Lakewood stations due to power loss on both tracks. Expect 20-minute delay. Bus bridge is now in effect shuttling Metro patrons between Long Beach and Lakewood Stations. Shuttle buses are operating every 10 minutes. Service is likely to be completely restored within the hour.
One of our New Year’s Resolutions for the Source is to publish reader email on a more frequent basis — ideally we would like to get enough interesting comments to publish them once each week. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is this week’s edition: Riders and transit advocates have been [continue reading]
Two projects — an extension of the Green Line and the Crenshaw Corridor — got a wee bit of a boost in the Metro Board of Directors’ planning committee on Wednesday afternoon. First, the committee asked for a more detailed environmental study on an extension of the Green Line to [continue reading]
I posted yesterday that Metro staffers have released their recommendation that the future Crenshaw line be a light rail line that runs between Exposition Boulevard and the Green Line, with a key stop adjacent to LAX. The line is scheduled to open by 2018, according to the long-range plan recently [continue reading]
Metro staff have selected a preferred alternative for the future Crenshaw Boulevard transit project: a light rail line that begins at the Expo Line, goes south along Crenshaw and then follows an existing rail right-of-way through Inglewood to connect with the Green Line near LAX. A map of the alignment [continue reading]