The news this week that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) are teaming up to create a museum devoted to motion pictures is long, long overdue. Finally the birthplace of the film industry will have a proper and [continue reading]
As we posted earlier this month, Metro will begin a turnstile locking demonstration this Wednesday to collect more data on TAP (Transit Access Pass) smart cards and so-called “paper fare media” (paper tickets and passes) currently in use. The first closure will be at the Purple Line Wilshire/Normandie Station from [continue reading]
USC study compares air along Gold Line to air in subway — and finds both are far cleaner than freeway air
I’m not sure what to make of this: a new study from a USC professor concludes that the air on the Gold Line light rail is cleaner than the Red Line subway — and that both are far cleaner than the air along freeway corridors. The reason for the difference [continue reading]
photo by Zach Behrens, via Twitter/Instagram This might be one of my favorite “art of transits” of all-time. It’s local — Zach took the photo on the subway here in L.A. — and it’s personal and it’s different. The photo was taken with the iPhone’s Instagram app. To submit a [continue reading]
50 Years Ago This Week: Planning The El Monte – Century City Backbone Route (Complete With Nuclear Fallout Shelters, Large-Capacity Helicopters And A Beverly Hills Subway) The title says it all but Metro’s digital resources librarian Kenn Bicknell spells out exactly what happened 50 years ago this week in the [continue reading]
Non-stop Japan Transport delegation takes whirlwind tour of rail operations on way to high-speed rail seminar
Transportation officials in Los Angeles hosted a tour of rail operations for visiting Japan Transport Vice Minister Masafumi Shukuri and a 17-member delegation on Friday, Jan. 14. The vice minister and his delegation were on their way to lead a seminar on Japan’s high-speed rail system. Japan’s 46 years of [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.
Lightning in downtown Los Angeles affects Eastside Gold Line service from Mariachi Plaza to Maravilla stations
A lightning strike in downtown Los Angeles a little after 2 p.m. briefly knocked out power in the Red Line Rail facility and caused a power loss from Maravilla to Mariachi stations on the Gold Line Eastside Extension. Subway service is not affected. A shuttle train is operating between Atlantic [continue reading]
Update: Sheriff’s deputies reopen the North Hollywood station at 5:13 p.m. What was happening: North Hollywood Red Line station was closed for an hour during LASD investigation. Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. activities that began at 4 p.m. at North Hollywood Station have cancelled subway service to North Hollywood but service continues [continue reading]