The HOV lane on the northbound 405 opened earlier this morning. A media event has just begun at Getty Center — we’ll have photos and video later today. Here’s the news release from Metro: Paving the Road to a Better 405 L.A. Metro, Caltrans, Kiewit Open 10-Mile Northbound I-405 Carpool [continue reading]
•The Board approved a motion by Board Chair and Supervisor Mike Antonovich that Metro take a position of support for a federal loan application for Desert Xpress project, which proposes to connect Las Vegas, Victorville and Palmdale by high-speed rail. The motion does not involve any financial support for the [continue reading]
The Metro Board of Directors on Thursday voted 10 to 3 to ask Los Angeles County voters to extend the Measure R half-cent sales tax for 30 years beyond its 2039 expiration date to possibly accelerate transit and road projects funded by the original Measure R while creating jobs in [continue reading]
The KPCC show this morning is well worth a listen and is timely: the Metro Board of Directors tomorrow is scheduled to consider the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report for the project. Guests include Beverly Hills Councilman Barry Brucker and County Supervisor and Metro Board Member Zev Yaroslavsky, who explains why [continue reading]
Two key updates from today’s Metro Board of Director committee meetings: •Board Member Zev Yaroslavsky directed Metro staff to come up with a plan and timeline for locking the turnstiles at Metro Rail stations. Here’s a staff report about the testing of the locked gates that has taken place over [continue reading]
Below is the latest from the Expo Line Construction Authority. Also, check out the above video of a test run on the line taken by Supervisor and Metro Board Member Zev Yaroslavsky. Here’s a story on Zev’s website.