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High Speed Rail Train

By Eric Richardson — September 20, 2010 — 8 Comments

A Tuesday open house at Metro's 1 Gateway Plaza will offer a chance to catch up on the latest proposals for California's High-Speed Rail project.

LAMetro iPhone App

By Eric Richardson — September 08, 2010 — 6 Comments

While Metro's first iPhone app offering, which it released last week, may be decidedly so-so, a smart phone can be a big help for Downtown transit.

Regional Connector Map Metro

Underground Connector Recommended By Metro Staff

By Eric Richardson — September 03, 2010 — 50 Comments

The Regional Connector should be build underground, Metro staff say, but there's a $173 million gap between the funds currently identified and the cost of the line.

Regional Connector Render: 2nd Street Looking West Metro

Regional Connector Environmental Docs Set for Release

By Eric Richardson — August 30, 2010 — 25 Comments

On Friday, Metro will release environmental documents for the Regional Connector, kicking off another round of discussion on the nearly $1-billion light rail project.

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Connecting the Dots

By Eric Richardson — August 23, 2010 — 8 Comments

The streetcar and Regional Connector will make it easier to get around Downtown without a car, but not quick enough for those who need to get around now.

Downtown Los Angeles ~ Financial District

By Jenni Simcoe — August 19, 2010 — 4 Comments

Mayor Villaraigosa's Monday morning bike summit produced a packed house and much talk of cycling issues, but riders still waiting to see progress.

Downtown Los Angeles ~ Financial District

By Jenni Simcoe — August 12, 2010 — 2 Comments

Despite its advantages, riding a bike Downtown can still be tough due to the lack of lanes and places to lock. Those efforts have momentum, but funding is less clear.

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DASH Fare Now 35 Cents

By Eric Richardson — August 02, 2010 — 7 Comments

The first fare hike in DASH history went into effect on Sunday, with fares rising from a quarter to 35 cents. DASH C and DD services were also eliminated.

Metro Transit Model

By Eric Richardson — July 16, 2010

Planner James Rojas will be leading folks through his signature interactive modeling process in a trio of high-speed rail workshops on Saturday.

With Traffic

By Eric Richardson — July 09, 2010 — 11 Comments

The Downtown streetcar project won't be getting any money from a $130-million federal grant program, but the project's environmental work is moving forward.

Paris Bicycle Infrastructure

By Eric Richardson — July 07, 2010 — 12 Comments

While L.A. politicians have been enthralled with the idea of Paris' bike rental system, the city's pervasive cycling infrastructure is really what makes it bike-friendly.