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. As Washington drags its feet, states take the lead on mileage fees (StreetsBlog DC) Americans are driving less and opting for more [continue reading]
Police activity that closed the Memorial Park Station in Pasadena concluded at 3:17 a.m. this morning. Delays of up to 20 minutes affected the Pasadena segment of the Gold Line from Del Mar to Lake stations. A bus bridge transported passengers to either destination and trains had to share a [continue reading]
Gold Line: Police activity closes Memorial Park station; buses will shuttle passengers to Del Mar and Lake stations
Update 8:20 p.m.: Track is cleared at Memorial Park Station to allow trains to resume service and bypass Memorial Park Station. Bus bridge will transport passengers to Del Mar and Lake stations. Police activity on board a Metro Gold Line train stopped at the Memorial Park station has effectively closed [continue reading]
Sheriff’s deputies arrested a suspect in the stabbing death of a passenger during a fight on a Metro Red Line train in Hollywood on Friday, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department reported today. The suspect was identified as 33-year-old Gene Sim, described as a transient, who was found in Buena Park [continue reading]
Here’s the item from Metro CEO Art Leahy’s daily email to staff: We successfully concluded the traffic simulation being conducted at three East Los Angeles intersections located along the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension. The six days of testing began on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. The traffic simulation modified the [continue reading]
Here’s the press release from Metrolink, the commuter rail agency partially funded by Metro: Positive Train Control project receives $68.75 million and capacity-enhancing project on the Antelope Valley line gets $7.2 million Los Angeles – Late last week, the California Transportation Commission allocated $1 billion for transportation projects across the [continue reading]
Real-time service alerts and updates are posted via Twitter on the metro.net homepage. Follow @metroLAalerts to get real-time updates at twitter.com/metroLAalerts. Due to an accident involving a cyclist, blue line trains are single-tracking between Wardlow and Willow stations. The incident occurred about 1:45 p.m. today near the Wardlow Station. Update: [continue reading]
The buck starts here: Caltrans recruiting public input for plans to improve north corridor of scenic rail line to San Luis Obispo
Caltrans kicks off the first of four “scoping” meetings Monday to gather public and agency input that will eventually shape the environmental scope of plans to seek funding for much-needed improvements to the 222-mile Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN North) rail corridor. The meeting will be held at [continue reading]
Metro Rail ready to carry thousands of revelers, parade-goers and football fans to Pasadena New Year’s festivities
Video: Rain didn’t stop 2011 Tournament of Roses Queen Evanne Elizabeth Friedmann, Princess Tenaya Miyoko Senzaki and Princess Michelle Kaye Washington from an official and enthusiastic endorsement of the Metro Gold Line. The royal entourage joined with Los Angeles County Supervisor and Metro Director Michael Antonovich, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan [continue reading]
Red Line powers back up; subway service returns to normal after power at Westlake station is restored.
What was happening: A loss of traction power to the Westlake/MacArthur Park Red Line station at proximately 2:30 p.m. is closing that station until power is restored. Trains are unable to pass through the station because the loss of power there has de-energized the tracks.