Posts Tagged ‘Metro’

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

In news that comes as no surprise to transit advocates, a USC study released this week shows that people who live near the Expo Line are driving less. Angelenos who live near an Exposition Light Rail station dramatically reduced the number of miles they drove and tripled their rail ridership after the opening of the […]

Dec 17th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized