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]
We’ve spent plenty of time looking back, with this past Wednesday being the 20th anniversary of the Blue Line and the birth of Metro Rail. I wanted to look forward today and provide a quick update where future Metro Rail projects were in the pipeline. The list below is of [continue reading]
The video above was produced by Metro on the 20th anniversary of Metro Rail. And, here’s a link to a page on Metro’s website with a simple timeline of Metro Rail’s development.
I mentioned in the transportation headlines this morning that the U.S. Department of Transportation had released its annual compendium of transpo stats–in this case, covering the year 2008. The timing is convenient since today is also the 20thanniversary of the opening of the Blue Line and the beginning of Metro [continue reading]