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Screenshot from Metro's Community Workshop presentation

Metro releases new details and seeks community input for Union Station redesign

By Hayley Fox — August 01, 2013 — 23 Comments

Plans for the historic station's overhaul were presented Thursday in DTLA. The refined designs include a closer look at the main concourse, as well as a look at possible developments.


via MyFigueroa

Figueroa Corridor project pushes forward with 2014 deadline looming

By Hayley Fox — April 10, 2013 — 6 Comments

In order to secure the necessary funds for the overhaul of Figueroa and surrounding streets, all work must be completed by 2014. On Tuesday at a community meeting, organizers released updated renderings to a packed room.


via MyFigueroa

Four miles of Figueroa Corridor to become more pedestrian, cyclist friendly

By Hayley Fox — March 26, 2013 — 1 Comment

The Figueroa Corridor Streetscape Project includes installing transit platforms, street landscaping, wider sidewalks and bike lanes separated from auto traffic. New designs for the $20 million project will be presented at a community meeting next week.


Courtesy of Metro

Union Station master plan to prioritize transit over development

By Hayley Fox — March 21, 2013 — 3 Comments

Metro has released an update on the "master plan" for Union Station, which will guide long-term development of the transit hub and hopefully, transform it into a "premier destination" for travelers.


Courtesy of L.A. Streetcar Inc.

Streetcar supporters return from Washington after rallying for federal funds

By Hayley Fox — March 19, 2013 — 1 Comment

A group of streetcar supporters including councilman José Huizar went to Washington D.C. last week to try and secure federal funding for the streetcar project. They will be applying for a transportation grant in the next two months.


Courtesy of L.A. Streetcar Inc.

City Council commits to 30 years of funding DTLA streetcar

By Hayley Fox — March 07, 2013 — 3 Comments

Last year DTLA voters passed a parcel tax to help pay for a new streetcar. This week, the L.A. City Council has committed to do their part by funding operations and maintenance of the streetcar for the next three decades.


Metro Flickr via Mark Hogan

Cell, wi-fi service may be coming to a light rail line near you

By Hayley Fox — February 22, 2013 — 3 Comments

Metro is considering a contract that would make cell service and wi-fi available at select stations and underground portions of the light-rail lines. If it's approved, it could take up to two years to get the equipment installed.


Downtown's Shortest One-Way Stretch Eric Richardson

LA's traffic lights now synced; aims to increase air quality, decrease traffic

By Hayley Fox — February 19, 2013 — 3 Comments

As of today, all of L.A.'s 4,398 traffic signals are part of the same automated traffic system. According to the mayor's office, this synchronization will help decrease average travel time for commuters.


Boarding the Metro Red Line at 7th / Metro Station Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Metro continues transit manners campaign with new platform decals

By Hayley Fox — February 15, 2013 — 24 Comments

A few weeks after Metro beefed up their bike etiquette signs aboard trains, they have installed new decals on some of the platforms at the 7th/Metro Center Station to help better direct the flow of traffic.


Courtesy of Metro

Metro seeks input for Union Station 'master plan' through online survey

By Hayley Fox — January 29, 2013

What do you think the future Union Station should look like? Metro wants to know, according to a new survey they've posted online and will be handing out in paper form over the next week.


By Hayley Fox — January 22, 2013 — 1 Comment

Starting the weekend of January 27, Gold Line trains will run every six minutes on Saturdays and Sundays, as opposed to the current interval of 12 minutes.


Metro via The Source

Metro teaches bike manners with new train poster campaign

By Hayley Fox — January 15, 2013 — 393 Comments

Metro is launching a new poster campaign on board their light-rail lines in an attempt to spread good cyclist etiquette. Tips include "Do not block doors or aisles" and "Please make room for passengers with disabilities."