Category Archives: New Metro Construction From Western To Westwood

East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Takes Another Step Towards Reality. Plus Des Metros A Construire dans Los Angeles, San fernando Valley

Metro has released a draft environmental impact report for the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor (ESFVTC), a project with funding from Measures R and M that could bring a bus rapid transit or light rail line to the Van Nuys corridor.
The ESFVTC spans approximately 9.2 miles, starting at the Sylmar Metrolink station in the north and terminating at the Van Nuys Orange Line bus station in the south.  As of 2010, the immediate surroundings of the transit corridor was found to be home to over 167,000 people in 2010, out of the approximately 458,000 people living in the larger study area.  Employment within this section of the San Fernando Valley totaled 141,000 as of 2010, with approximatley 30 percent of those jobs in the immediate vicinity of the transit corridor.
To serve this population, Metro is studying a variety of transit modes, including curb-running bus rapid transit, median-running bus rapid transit, low-floor light rail and traditional light rail transit.  Continue reading

 

Expo Line Reaches Ridership Milestone 13 Years Early The light rail line between DTLA and Santa Monica now carries 64,000 weekday passengers.

Le metro de Los Angeles de Downtown a Santa Monica qui a vue le jour en 2016, l annee passe est entrain de battre toutes les predictions 13 ans avant. histoire a lire

According to Metro’s official ridership estimates, the Expo Line reached an impressive ridership milestone during the month of June. With a daily average of more than 64,000 boardings, Expo is attracting as many riders in 2017 as it was projected to have in 2030. The rail line, which connects Downtown Los Angeles to the Santa Monica Pier, has proven to be a major success with L.A.’s transit riders, despite complaints about the line’s speed and reliability. Continue to read

6 things you need to know about the Purple Line subway extension Under construction now, one of Metro’s most anticipated projects will take riders from Downtown Los Angeles to Westwood

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