As planning and preliminary engineering continues to unfold for the Regional Connector project, Metro is evaluating different options for the three new stations — including building two of the stations with one entrance instead of two. The Little Tokyo Station is still configured to include two entrances to accommodate a [continue reading]
The Nutty Nomads are a pair of urban explorers who happen to be sisters that love to document their adventures in L.A. Last week they tweeted @MetroLosAngeles to let us know about their latest video: Metro Challenge. The challenge? Visiting some of L.A.’s best sites without a car! The Nomads [continue reading]
The refinements in the report involve the alignment of the proposed tunnels through Little Tokyo. The memo from the project team: Metro is currently circulating the Supplemental Environmental Assessment/Recirculated Sections of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Supplemental EA/Recirculated Draft EIR Sections) presenting information on the refinements to the Locally [continue reading]
photo by jim6773, via Flickr Good timing and good shot taken from the Gold Line’s Little Tokyo station of a mural on the side of the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA along Alameda Street. Being watched is a little intimidating, eh? To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post [continue reading]
photo by Chris Guy, via Flickr Very cool photo taken earlier this year of the Kokusaikaikan Metro station in Kyoto, Japan. The photo was taken with a Nikon D700 with a shutter speed of 1/200th of a second, aperture of f/4.0, a 14mm focal length and 1,000 ISO. The camera’s [continue reading]
At the request of the Federal Transit Administration, Metro on Friday will recirculate a supplement to the Regional Connector’s draft environmental impact statement/report. This is an update of portions of the previously circulated Draft EIS/EIR. The public will have 45 days to review the document and provide comments. The document [continue reading]
Thousands of new boardings system-wide. Reduced transfers saving up to 20 minutes on some trips. An 11-minute ride from Union Station across downtown to Pico Station. Increased service efficiency. New transit stations in the employment heart of Los Angeles County. Take your pick, because the 1.9-mile Regional Connector has something [continue reading]
It’s 5 p.m. and the streets and freeways are crowded. Maybe it’s time for a snack crawl to stave off afternoon rush hour traffic and lift the spirits with a strong Diet Coke. Anyone know any good spots near Metro? In downtown L.A. a bunch of places offer happy hour [continue reading]
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.
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.