Archive for the Transportation Category

Key Step Forward in Providing Rail Connection to LAX

Los Angeles World Airports, the operator of LAX, on Monday proposed options for connecting the Crenshaw public transit rail line to the airport. LAWA’s proposal would link airport terminals to Metro’s Crenshaw and Green lines with an “automated people mover” similar to those used in airports such […]

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Metro’s Holiday Free Fares, Service to New Year’s Celebrations

In keeping with tradition, Metro will once more be offering free rides this Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve to provide safe transportation and reduce holiday traffic congestion. No fare will be charged on all Metro Rail and Bus lines starting at 9 p.m. on Monday, December […]

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Life in the Fast Lane: ExpressLanes Are Here!

Tired of sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic? ExpressLanes are now open on a stretch of the I-110 freeway. With ExpressLanes, carpoolers can still use the former High Occupancy Vehicle lanes – now called High Occupancy Toll lanes – for free, but solo drivers also use the lanes if […]

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CicLAvia returns to Los Angeles

Dust off your sneakers, tune up your bike, and prepare to explore Los Angeles without car traffic. On Sunday, October 7, CicLAvia returns to Los Angeles allowing, the public to stroll or pedal through the streets without competing for space with cars, vans, or buses. Just one […]

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Extended late-night bus service in the Second District

The Los Angeles County Metropolitian Transportation Authority (Metro) Silver Line is extending its late night Friday and Saturday service until 2 a.m. starting Friday, August 17. The one hour weekend extension means the last bus will now depart Artesia Transit Center at 1:56 a.m. and El Monte […]

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Meet Me @Metro

Don’t be surprised if you happen to visit a Metropolitan Transit Authority Station and run into costumed performers, playing polka music and dancing around with 14-foot puppets; it’s all part of Watts Village Theater Company’s third annual Meet Me @Metro: Uncovering Los Angeles’ Hidden Treasures! As it […]

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Culver City and Farmdale Metro stations now open to the public

[vsw id="44424674" source="vimeo" width="610" height="344" autoplay="no"] The Culver City and Farmdale stations along Metro’s recently opened Expo Line opened to the public on Wednesday, June 20. To mark the occasion, patrons boarding trains at the two newly opened stops received free passes to use the Expo line […]

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Statement on proposed Measure R extension

This Thursday, Metro’s Board of Directors will vote on whether to support a permanent extension of the half-cent Measure R sales tax increase passed by Los Angeles County voters in 2008. I fully supported Measure R in 2008. Indeed, when I served in the State Senate, I supported […]

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Enjoy free rides on the new Expo line this weekend

This weekend, celebrate the opening of the much awaited new light rail line with free rides from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 28 and April 29. Phase 1 of the new 8.6-mile transit line will take passengers from downtown Los Angeles to Culver City and […]

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Metro staff directed to source revenue streams for underfunded transit projects

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board (Metro) is seeking innovative ways to finance underfunded transit projects in Los Angeles County. In a motion sponsored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the 13-member Metro board agreed to launch a world-wide search to identify best financing practices used by transit agencies around […]

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