UPDATE: the issue has been fixed. Looks like problems began yesterday — and the taptogo.net website is still experiencing problems. Until fixed, passes can still be purchased at https://secure.taptogo.net.
Focus group says that these redesigned screens on Metro ticket machines are a big step in right direction; what do you think?
What do you think? Are we on the right track with these new screen designs? A focus group on Tuesday — the third focus group so far — indicated that ticket vending machine redesigns by Metro’s Creative Services Staff are headed in the right direction. All of the participants were [continue reading]
UPDATE: I’m having some problems with Storify this morning and getting the scroll bar to show up in posts. SECOND UPDATE: After spending the last 30 minutes screaming at my computer screen, I still can’t figure out why the scroll bar disappears when posts from Storify are embedded into our [continue reading]
Early notes from Metro Board meeting: update on ExpressLanes speed, Metrolink TAP-enabled tickets, Airport Metro Connector
A couple of notes from early in the meeting: •After two-plus months of operation, the ExpressLanes on the 110 freeway have allowed for travel speeds of 45 mph or over 100 percent of the time, reported Metro officials. That's important because the federal grant that allowed Metro to construct the [continue reading]
El Monte TVM staff report by The Metro Board of Directors will be holding its committee meetings today and Thursday. I’m going through the agendas and will post staff reports and proposals that I think will be of the most interest to readers. This one certainly qualifies. It’s a proposal [continue reading]
Metro recently eliminated paper tickets in favor of TAP cards – the reusable card stores passes and money. This cuts down on waste and makes buying and validating tickets easier. It will also be necessary for entering the turnstiles at all Metro Rail Stations, which are scheduled to be latched [continue reading]
Thanks to everyone who took our poll on the biggest transportation stories in 2012. As the above chart demonstrates, the verdict was pretty clear: the opening of the first phase of the Expo Line was the big to-do in the minds of many readers. My take on a few of [continue reading]
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 Headlines blog, which you can also access via email subscription or RSS feed. TAP coming to the Big Blue Bus (Santa Monica Lookout) Very good news obviously [continue reading]
20121115 e Mac Item 64 Many of you have been following this issue. A short recap: in order to lock the gates at Metro Rail stations — expected to happen in mid-2013 — Metro needs Metrolink customers to have some type of TAP fare media to get through the gates. [continue reading]