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Streetcar Workshop Afternoon Panels

By Eric Richardson — May 22, 2008 — 10 Comments

After a hearty lunch, the Los Angeles Streetcar Workshop kicked things back into gear this afternoon. Two panels were slated for the afternoon.

Streetcar 202 looked...


Watching Steve Brye's Slides

By Eric Richardson — May 22, 2008

Panel two of the Los Angeles Streetcar Workshop was a short one, focused on the history of L.A.'s trolley system and an update on the work that's been done on bringing...


Panel 1

By Eric Richardson — May 22, 2008

Panel one of the Los Angeles Streetcar Workshop ran the gamut of streetcar topics. Titled "Streetcars 101," it was a in-depth primer on designing, funding and building...


Gloria Ohland

By Eric Richardson — May 22, 2008 — 1 Comment

The introductions to today's Los Angeles Streetcar Workshop focused on the transformation currently underway in Downtown, and how public transportation in general...


Registration

By Eric Richardson — May 22, 2008

Today is the Los Angeles Streetcar Workshop, and I'm sitting in the Orpheum Theatre as opening remarks kick off. Ed Fuentes is to my right, all set to take photos...


Passing Fares Ed Fuentes

Lots to Like in Hail-a-Taxi Implementation

By Eric Richardson — May 20, 2008 — 5 Comments

Curbed was first to report last week that the city's Taxicab Commissioners had approved a Hail-a-Taxi pilot program for Downtown. Not covered, though, were details...


1st & Alameda Render Metro

Renders Show Reimagined 1st & Alameda

By Eric Richardson — May 19, 2008 — 20 Comments

Renderings presented by Metro at recent meetings show potentially huge changes for the corner of 1st & Alameda. Three layers of action could see north-south...


Portland Streetcar Trip Eric Richardson

Workshop Looks to Sell L.A. on Streetcar

By Eric Richardson — May 15, 2008 — 13 Comments

The concept of a Downtown streetcar isn't new, but the current push is picking up steam in a way past efforts never did. Political will, redevelopment and transportation...


Ride to City Hall Eric Richardson

Celebrate Bike to Work Week Downtown

By Eric Richardson — May 11, 2008 — 6 Comments

May 12 - 16 is Bike to Work week, and Downtowners have a number of opportunities to join into the two-wheeled fun.

Whether you ride to work or just ride to ride...


Santa Fe

By Ed Fuentes — May 08, 2008 — 6 Comments

If you're driving on Santa Fe, make sure you pay attention. Traffic lanes were repainted yesterday as part of work to widen the First Street Bridge and accommodate...


2nd Street with Regional Connector Metro

Regional Connector Down to Two Alternatives

By Eric Richardson — May 07, 2008 — 57 Comments

Planning for the Regional Connector is down to two preferred alternatives, one above ground and one below. Costs for the two differ by only $150 million.

At a...