Metro dedicated the opening of its first rail line since 2003 on Saturday morning, as a long list of elected officials and invited guests celebrated the opening of the Eastside Gold Line Extension between Los Angeles Union Station and East Los Angeles. The Eastside hadn’t seen rail service since the [continue reading]
Los Angeles Metro riders packed the Red Line on Saturday night to head out to Hollywood for Halloween. I took part in the madness and took some video of the experience. Crowds, costumes and high spirits best describe the ride. Nice job L.A.!
When it comes to Halloween, Hollywood knows how to have a good time. Last week we prepped you for a car-free Halloween, listing the various Metro accessible festivities happening around the city. My goal this year was to end up at the West Hollywood Carnaval since I missed it last [continue reading]
You still have a chance to join the discussion with Metro on the proposed subway stations for the Westside Subway Extension. These meetings are a chance to discuss station locations, entrances, connections, and other issues. Each meeting focuses on select stations, so make sure to go to meeting that reflects [continue reading]
A long-range plan that includes about $300 billion in road and transit projects and other Metro programs was unanimously approved Thursday afternoon by the agency’s Board of Directors. The plan is supposed to guide Metro for the next three decades. Many of the projects included in the plan were part [continue reading]
With the Metro Board meeting now underway, I wanted to give people a heads up that eight state officials have also asked the Metro Board of Directors to expand their federal funding request for mass transit projects. Fourteen members of Congress did the same on Tuesday. The Metro Board last [continue reading]
We posted earlier today about the upcoming public meetings on potential locations for subway stations on the Westside Extension. I had the chance to sit in on a meeting of Metro staffers last week and here are a few interesting morsels about the stations: * Stops are being studied along [continue reading]
The Metro Board of Directors huddle up for their monthly meeting on Thursday. The big ticket item on the agenda is the Board’s scheduled vote on adopting a long-range plan to guide the agency for the next three decades. The draft plan was released in early 2008 but approval from [continue reading]