Posted Apr. 29, 2016, 11:54 am
As part of the celebrations for the opening of the Expo Line to Santa Monica on Friday, May 20, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will offer free rides on Friday and Saturday and will hold station celebrations on Saturday, May 21
Posted Apr. 13, 2016, 10:55 am
A Metro Expo Line train and a car collided today near the Expo/Western Station southwest of downtown Los Angeles, but no injuries were reported.
Posted Mar. 25, 2016, 8:00 am
Test trains are taking to the tracks in the lead up to the much-anticipated Metro Expo Line service to Santa Monica. City coffers are also gearing up for the launch, and related activities, with party and PR bills slated to surpass $1 million.
Posted Mar. 22, 2016, 1:51 pm
Passenger service on the Expo Line extension from Culver City to Santa Monica won't begin until May 20, but trains began running on the route yesterday at 12- to 20-minute intervals to simulate full service as part of preparations to open the line.
Posted Mar. 6, 2016, 9:30 am
The crash of a big rig on the Foothill (210) Freeway near San Gabriel Boulevard has resulted in the Metro Gold Line being shutdown between the Allen and Arcadia stations, officials said today.
Posted Feb. 25, 2016, 12:53 pm
After being without rail transit for 63 years, Santa Monica will be connected to Metro’s system this spring, with much-awaited Expo Line services beginning Friday May 20, 2016, the transportation authority announced today.
Posted Feb. 24, 2016, 2:09 pm
The Expo Line Phase 2 rail operations and maintenance facility in Santa Monica was turned over to Metro on yesterday.
Posted Feb. 2, 2016, 11:38 am
A Metrolink train struck and killed a pedestrian today in the Covina area, authorities said.
Posted Feb. 2, 2016, 10:21 am
Opinion: Years ago, the late singer-songwriter Richie Havens got a gig writing a tune for Amtrak commercials. His husky voice had a wonderful quality of instant credibility and it was effective in relaying a simple idea regarding rail transportation: “There’s something about a train…”
Posted Jan. 29, 2016, 12:45 pm
Safety concerns raised as a sizeable collection of residents gather at Santa Monica’s Main Library Auditorium Wednesday night to take part in Metro’s “It’s Time To Take Part in the Metro Line” meeting.
Posted Jan. 27, 2016, 10:30 am
For almost a decade, transit ridership has declined across Southern California despite costly efforts to entice people out of their cars and onto buses and trains, and transportation officials are trying to figure out why, it was reported today.
Posted Nov. 28, 2015, 9:28 am
Metro trains will run on a busy test schedule early today across West Los Angeles and Santa Monica, Metro officials said.
Posted Oct. 10, 2015, 9:55 am
The Metro Expo/La Brea rail station was renamed Friday in honor of Ethel Bradley, the city's longest-reigning first lady credited with inspiring black women to improve their social, educational and economic status.
Posted May. 18, 2015, 9:23 am
As Metro tests a system aimed at speeding up the passenger-boarding process, riders of select buses on Wilshire Boulevard today will be able to board the bus at any of the three doors, as long as they have a TAP card.
Posted Apr. 7, 2015, 9:07 am
A host of city and federal officials today will celebrate this week's planned opening of five more miles of dedicated bus lanes that will provide buses with traffic-free routes along Wilshire Boulevard during morning and afternoon rush hours.
Posted Mar. 19, 2015, 12:46 pm
In part two of our “In the Chair” sit down with Sheila Kuehl, the Los Angeles County supervisor (Third District) discusses her passion to centralize the social services system in LA County. Executive Editor, Brenton Garen also touches on the recent controversy over the Purple Line in Beverly Hills and federal funding for LA County transportation.
Posted Jan. 7, 2015, 9:29 am
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's CEO, who began his transit career as a bus driver, announced Tuesday he will leave the agency in April.
Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 1:40 pm
After 13 years on the Metro Board of Directors, Santa Monica Councilwoman Pam O’Connor’s seat will most likely be taken by Inglewood Mayor James Butts following the Southwest Corridor cities’ vote to nominate Butts for the position on Thursday.
Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 8:41 am
Metro plans to announce today the launch of a new express bus service expected to cut travel time between the San Fernando Valley and the Westside by about 20 minutes starting Monday.
Posted Sep. 20, 2014, 3:07 pm
The Metro Blue Line loop in downtown Long Beach closed today for 30 days and $1.2 billion worth of repairs.
Posted May. 31, 2014, 4:58 pm
Drivers heading out of the San Fernando Valley via the San Diego (405) Freeway should be aware that the freeway would close at midnight -- one hour earlier than previously planned.
Posted May. 22, 2014, 8:09 am
Metro joined federal, state, and local elected officials on May 21 to announce the receipt of a $1.25 billion Full Funding Grant Agreement to help pay for the Purple Line Extension Project toward West Los Angeles.