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]
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.
The fall edition of Metro’s quarterly television show looks at development along the Red Line, the 30/10 Initiative and visits Metro’s ER for buses, among other features. The first part is above; the remaining three can be found on the Metro Motion page on our website.
Draft study for Westside Subway Extension released; among the details — it would be a 25-minute ride from Union Station to Westwood
Let’s start with this fun fact: When the Westside Subway Extension is built, it will take 25 minutes to travel from Los Angeles Union Station to the Westwood/UCLA station — 13 minutes on the existing Purple Line to Wilshire and Western and a little more than 12 minutes on the [continue reading]
photo taken by China-based photographer Zed Rymkiewicz This is a very nice image of the Shanghai subway, taken earlier this week by Zed. Click on his name above to visit his blog and check out his portfolio. Among the many fine images, there’s a pretty amazing shot of the Hong [continue reading]
As for our latest subway poll, we’ve received many comments, which have come in through the poll page, email and via the Westside Subway Extension Facebook page. Some don’t like the poll itself, others definitely aren’t thrilled with the idea of placing a station at the VA Hospital — they [continue reading]
Eight passengers and a train operator were killed last summer when a Washington Metro train ran into a stopped train that was ahead of it on the tracks. The National Transportation Safety Board released its findings this week, saying that the crash was caused by “a failure of the track [continue reading]
View Extend the subway? in a larger map I wanted to circle back to the end of Thursday’s meeting of the Metro Board of Directors. Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge was serving on the Board yesterday as a one-day substitute — two of the city of Los Angeles appointees [continue reading]
Better late than never to celebrate an anniversary: On Jan. 30, 1993 the first segment of the Metro Red Line opened carrying passengers 4.4 miles between Union Station and Westlake/MacArthur Park … to Langer’s Deli for some of the best pastrami in town. (The full Red Line opened to North Hollywood [continue reading]
One of the goals of The Source is to give readers an idea of what’s happening with mass transit and urban planning outside Los Angeles County. In that vein, a fascinating, and sad, story was recently published in the Financial Times about the thousands of stray dogs roaming Moscow. Many [continue reading]