Posts Tagged ‘Metro’

This weekend, Metro opened the newest segment of its rapidly-expanding rail network with the Gold Line Foothill extension to Azusa. Crowds gathered all along the route to enjoy free rides on the 11.5-mile long new segment of track. People waiting for a train. In Monrovia. Finally. — Metro (@metrolosangeles) March 5, 2016 The Gold […]

Mar 6th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill this week allowing Metro to go to Los Angeles County voters in November 2016 with a request to raise the sales tax to fund transit and road projects. Metro had been on the ballot in 2012 but narrowly “lost” even though they got 66% of the vote (they needed […]

Oct 8th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Los Angeles’ revived bid for the 2024 Olympic Games may be enough to bring some major benefits to transit riders in Southern California. Metro is using the bid to seek federal funding to dramatically accelerate the construction schedule for two of its major rail projects: In letters sent Tuesday and obtained by The Times, the […]

Sep 12th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

The LA Times today has a closer look at Metrolink ridership, which has stagnated in recent years and is still below its 2008 peak: They also note that downtown Los Angeles — the predominant destination for Metrolink commuters — is undergoing a residential renaissance but has faded as an employment center. “Ridership should be growing […]

Sep 8th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized