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Emily Chu

Expo Line gets mixed reviews so far; Metro says issues with the new train are normal

By Emily Chu — June 25, 2012 — 18 Comments

Despite Metro's marketing, the new Expo Line has been met with mixed reviews. For many of the travelers at Downtown's 7th Street Metro Center, their cross-town commute hasn't changed much since the line opened two months ago.

Spring Street Bike Lane

By Hayley Fox — May 29, 2012 — 3 Comments

An open house is scheduled for Wednesday evening in DTLA to bring together residents and the cycling community to discuss city transportation developments, bike lane updates and other opportunities to make the city a more bike-friendly place.

Metrolink CEO John Fenton resigns after two years leading the rail agency

By Hayley Fox — May 08, 2012

Fenton will be taking a new CEO position at a railroad operating company. He said the new job will allow him to move closer to his parents and children.

Flickr via Metro Transportation Library and Archive

Expo light-rail line opens with free weekend for riders

By Hayley Fox — April 18, 2012 — 3 Comments

The Downtown to Westside rail line opens April 28 and will offer free trips for riders all weekend. The line will eventually include 10 new stations from DTLA to Culver City.

Tony Pierce

CicLAvia in photos: About 100,000 cyclists and pedestrians pour into LA streets

By Hayley Fox — April 16, 2012 — 1 Comment

L.A.'s fourth CicLAvia event shut down ten miles of city streets and welcomed cyclists, roller skaters, pedestrians and dancers. Here's the Downtown day in photos.

Hayley Fox

Delayed: Paint testing on Spring Street bike lane

By Hayley Fox — February 10, 2012 — 5 Comments

L.A. city workers planned on testing types of green paint this weekend on the Spring Street bike lane. Now, they say an unfavorable weather forecast has put this facelift on hold.

First Street Viaduct Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

A Little Older, A Little Wider

By Eric Richardson — December 16, 2011

The westbound side of the First Street Viaduct reopened to traffic this week, bringing to a close a four-year project to widen the bridge and accomodate the Gold Line's Eastside Extension.

L.A. Streetcar L.A. Streetcar / Metro

Streetcar Not Among Winners in TIGER Grants

By Eric Richardson — December 15, 2011 — 1 Comment

The L.A. Streetcar won't be getting a $37.5 million Christmas gift from the federal TIGER program, but project director Dennis Allen says the effort is still on track.

1971 RTD Transit Plan RTD / L.A. Times

40 Years Ago: $420 Million Link Proposed to Connect to LAX

By Eric Richardson — December 07, 2011 — 4 Comments

40 years ago today, officials from the Rapid Transit District unveiled plans for a $420 million plan to link Downtown to LAX via a line that would include both subway and elevated segments.

Spring Street Bike Lane Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Cooperation Asked for Spring Street Bike Lane Touch Up

By Eric Richardson — December 02, 2011 — 2 Comments

City crews will repaint portions of the Spring Street bike lane on Sunday, and they're asking drivers for cooperation to make sure the paint has time to set.

Spring Street Bike Lane Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Green Paint Welcomes Cyclists to a Reprioritized Spring Street

By Eric Richardson — November 21, 2011 — 12 Comments

A coat of paint can make a big difference, even to a street. Spring Street's 1.5-mile ribbon of green bike lane got rave reviews as it was officially opened on Monday.