Long talked about, the extension of Metro’s Purple Line subway, which, for right now, travels between Union Station and Wilshire and Western, was somewhat slow to get off the ground—and sometimes seemed like it would never arrive at all. But with a new influx of money from grants and voter-approved sales tax initiatives, prospects for the timely delivery of the longer route are suddenly looking better than ever.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the most important things to know about what promises to be a key part of the city’s growing transit network. Continu reading
“Christian Taty, Jeremy Mahanga, Francine Jobet, Idriss Shy, Sonya Boroba Take a flyover of the new Crenshaw Metro under construction see if you remember some of the areas. most of you have lived in the surroundings. just to give you an hunt The tour start from the big church on Crenshaw. Passes thru the Crenshaw mall and continu all the way to the airport and Redondo Beach. Let see if you remember Northrop University.”
Construction on the Crenshaw/LAX Line is underway right now, tunneling under parts of Los Angeles to create a new 8.5-mile long rail line that will bring eight new Metro stations to South LA and Inglewood and an eventual link to Los Angeles International Airport.
A new flyover video offers an easy way to visualize where the future light rail line will go and how it will fit into the neighborhoods it traverses when it opens in 2019. Continu reading
The long-desired rail link to Los Angeles International Airport just took another step towards reality.
Earlier today, the Metro Board of Directors certified the final environmental impact report for the Airport Metro Connector’s 96th Street Transit Station, which would connect the Green and Crenshaw/LAX lines to an automated people mover that would serve the LAX central terminal area. Continu reading
Across Downtown, there’s plenty of evidence that construction on Metro’s Regional Connector—a project that will bring three new subway stations to the area and connect the Blue, Expo, and Gold lines—is in full swing.
But in Little Tokyo, which is where one of those new stations is being built, at First Street and Central Avenue, work is about to move off the street and underground, reports Metro’s news blog The Source. It says, “construction at the easternmost end of the Connector’s route is now fully underground and behind barriers.” continu to read
Los Angeles has long been notorious for being a car-based city — good luck getting around town using public transportation. While some manage to make a go of it between rail and buses, hobbyist designer Nick Andert put together a look at what the Metro system could look like with widespread political will, though Andert admits in his posts on Reddit that it might be more likely to see this kind of system in 40 years instead of 30. Continu to read
Los Angeles malgres Son Age de 235 ans d existence Comparet a Paris plus de 4000 ans d existance progresse a une vitesse exceptionel. a quoi ressemblerai son Metro en 2040 si le vote mis en place d augmenter les taxes indefiniment a 1/2 cent passe.
CalUrbanist, the website of transportation planner Steve Boland, has released an updated map for Metro’s future bus and rail network.
The latest installment, which shows the existing system plus extensions included in a November ballot initiative, can be seen below. All opening dates reflect those announced by the expenditure plan of the upcoming sales tax measure. Continu To Read
In conjuction with the impending arrival of a $2-billion light rail line, the City of Los Angeles is pushing forward with streetscape improvements along Crenshaw Boulevard. Continu to Read
Yesterday, Metro released a draft environmental impact report detailing plans for the long-sought light rail link to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The proposed Aviation/96th Street Station, slated for an approximately 9.5-acre site one mile east of LAX, would be a multi-modal transportation center featuring:
- Three at-grade light rail platforms served by the Green and Crenshaw/LAX Lines.
- A bus plaza featuring 20 active bus bays and up to 18 layover bays.
- A bicycle hub with featuring long-term accommodations for up to 150 bicycles and short-term parking for 50 bicycles, as well as a repair area, showers and lockers.
- A passenger pick-up and drop-off area for access to the bus and rail lines serving the station.
- A Metro hub to connect passengers between the various modes of transportation.
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