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.
Metro has made some new refinements to the proposed alignment for the Regional Connector project through Little Tokyo. The aim is to bring down costs and lessen construction impacts in the area. The proposed change would essentially eliminate the sharp curves the light rail alignment was going to use 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. Putting the mute in commute (Boston Globe) In response to passenger complaints about other noisy passengers, the T is trying something novel: [continue reading]
photos by Steven Frein, via submission I’m pleased that we’ve (finally) started to receive a trickle of good submissions of transit here in the Southland. This pair of photos shows the Gold Line in Little Tokyo — above a train travels eastbound on 1st Street and at right a Pasadena-bound [continue reading]
In October we introduced you to the newest addition in a series of posters that spotlight Metro accessible destinations, commissioned by Metro Creative Services. The artist, Shizu Saldamando, was kind enough to agree to an email interview with me to discuss her poster, her art and its place in Los [continue reading]