Beleaguered Blue and Expo Line Riders Targeted in Metro's 2020 BudgetWith falling ridership, delayed station openings, and the temporary closure along the Blue Line, there hasn’t been much good news emanating out of Metro headquarters lately. The announcement of its proposed 2020 budget continues that streak.The annual budget for the nation’s second largest transit system is…
Metro Made Limited-Edition Obama TAP Cards—Here's Where You Can Snag OneLast Friday in advance of the official unveiling of Barack Obama Boulevard (formerly Rodeo Road), L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas tweeted an image of a never-before-seen Metro TAP card featuring the former president next to his namesake street sign.Happy to announce the #ObamaBlvd @MetroLosAngeles TAP…
The Rodeo Drive Subway Stop Will Have One of the Only Bathrooms in L.A.'s Rail SystemEven with officials at the Beverly Hills Unified School District still digging in against the Purple Line subway extension, specifically the placement of the Century City stop, Beverly Hills city officials are negotiating with Metro on what their future stations…
Metro's Making Major Strides on L.A.'s Newest Rail LineThis probably won’t come as a huge surprise to anyone who follows infrastructure projects with any regularity, but Metro’s Crenshaw Line is behind schedule. The agency’s Crenshaw District-to-LAX light-rail line was originally supposed to open to the public in fall 2019, but that projection has been pushed back…
Maps Juxtapose L.A. Transit in 1926 and What It Could Look Like 102 Years LaterDid you know that in the 1950s a Houston businessman named Murel Goodell proposed building a bitchin’ 60-mile monorail system that would have traveled from the Valley to Long Beach by way of downtown, but that Beverly Hills, which wanted a…
How to Ride LA Metro Even If You're a Car-Loving Transit NoobWe know you’ve heard the punchlines about how nobody will ever walk or take the subway in L.A., that we’re all too obsessed with our cars to ever change our ways. Well, we are here to tell you it doesn’t have to be this…
New Renderings of Metro’s Future LAX Station Are Looking Pretty FreshIf the rumors (i.e. official projections) are true, we’re about a year out from the opening of the Crenshaw Line to the Aviation/Century station, where a free bus will connect riders to the airport. The train’s eventual final stop, the Airport Metro Connector Station—which will…
In the Future, How Will We Get From Point A to Point B in L.A.?By now the consensus is that L.A.’s traffic won’t be ameliorated by catering solely to cars; the more we widen freeways, the more we induce demand. Over the next decade, however, a number of new transportation projects from Metro and the…
Metro Is Bringing a Retro Arcade to Union Station Metro knows people think of Union Station as little more than a pretty place to change trains, and they’re on a mission to change that. Instead of a place to walk through on your way somewhere else, they want Angelenos to see the station as a…
Where Does All the Dirt Metro Excavates for Rail Lines Go? For answers to more of your burning questions, visit the Ask Chris archive. Where does all the dirt Metro excavates for its underground rail lines go? Take a ride with me on the circle of life for a minute, won’t you? Concrete for the Gold Line…
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