Blue Line trains are back on schedule. No more delays.
Service delays on the Metro Blue Line continued this morning following construction work over the weekend by the Expo Construction Authority. Earlier this morning test trains traveling the segment from the Washington Station to the Pico Station encountered some problems. As a result, a bus bridge remains in place to [continue reading]
To follow-up our earlier posts about the accident Friday afternoon on the Blue Line light rail: the woman who was struck by the train died. Here’s a link to a story in the Los Angeles Times. UPDATE, 5 p.m. —Metro officials have the following information: At 1:17 pm, a southbound [continue reading]
The pranksters at the L.A. Eastside blog attempted to do a little Onion-esque satire for their readers and created some fake Gold Line safety signs using “local lingo”. The mock-ups, which prominently display the official Metro logo, feature potentially offensive phrases like “heads up, fool!” and “whacha for el tren, [continue reading]
As part of his daily email that he sends to staff, Metro CEO Art Leahy wrote the following about the opening this past weekend of the Gold Line Eastside Extension. In the second paragraph, he also discusses some extra safety precautions that are being taken along the line: During the [continue reading]
Metro CEO Art Leahy sent an email to staff earlier this afternoon. Here’s the text of the email: CPUC Grants Safety Certification for the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Metro received a letter from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) granting us a Safety Certification for the Metro Gold Line [continue reading]
An interesting development today: Rick Thorpe, Metro’s chief capital management officer, resigned from his position at Metro. Thorpe, however, is staying on as the CEO of the Expo Line Construction Authority. In his Metro job, Thorpe was in charge of overseeing (among other things) the rail projects that Metro is [continue reading]