The American Public Transportation Assn. issued the press release below. Ridership on light rail and the subway in Los Angeles County is among those that increased in the second quarter of 2010: Public Transit Ridership Shows First Increase Since Late 2008 In the second quarter of 2010, more than 2.5 [continue reading]
Due to ongoing safety inspections of rail cars, some subway trains on the Red and Purple lines may be shorter than normal this week — as some readers saw during their morning commute today. Trains are operating at their normal speeds and on their regular schedules.
Metro expects normal service for the Monday morning commute on the Metro Red and Purple lines. Some service restrictions were initiated on Friday but normal service resumed Saturday morning.
Effective immediately, all Metro Red and Purple Line trains traveling from Union Station to North Hollywood and Union Station to Wilshire/Western will operate on a 25 mile-per-hour speed limit due to unforeseen equipment issues. Patrons using the Metro Purple Line to Wilshire/Western can expect delays of 10 to 12 minutes. [continue reading]
The Bus Riders Union recently sent a letter to Rep. Grace Napolitano alleging that Metro would have to drastically cut future bus service because the agency did not have the money to operate new projects that are part of the 30/10 Initiative. As many of you know, the 30/10 Initiative [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. TAP is being fixed, but the turnstile debacle won’t go away (Los Angeles Streetsblog) Dana Gabbard predicts turnstiles will never be locked [continue reading]
In May, we answered many of the common questions Metro passengers have about TAP cards. I wanted to provide a few updates: •Installation of turnstiles and fences has now been completed on Metro Rail. All subway stations now have gates, as do half the light rail stations. The remainder of [continue reading]
The Los Angeles Times published a story last week that highlighted criticisms of Metro Rail but did not include any quotes from supporters of the program. Here is the letter Metro CEO Art Leahy has sent to the Times in response: Letters to the Editor Los Angeles Times Times Mirror [continue reading]
On Friday, July 23 Metro officials convened near the Blue Line Pico Station to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Metro Rail – and to look towards the future. Check out the above video for highlights from the speeches.
County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who is also a member of the Board of Directors of Metro, has a long post on his blog on the 20th anniversary of Metro Rail. His point, in short: “that the more you build the system, the more of a system you build.” Excerpt: Those [continue reading]