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DASH Eric Richardson

DASH Fares Set to Rise July 1

By Eric Richardson — June 08, 2011

Fares on Downtown's DASH buses will rise to 50 cents on July 1, completing a two-phase hike approved by City Council last year.

Gold Line Eastside Extension Eric Richardson

Metro Looking to Make Passes More Flexible

By Eric Richardson — May 19, 2011 — 18 Comments

Metro's weekly and monthly passes could soon get more flexible if the transit agency approves a change that would decouple them from the calendar.

L.A. Streetcar L.A. Streetcar, Inc / Metro

New Streetcar Study Starts Tuesday

By Eric Richardson — May 16, 2011

The effort to bring a streetcar to Downtown will enter a new phase on Tuesday night, but the question of just where the line will go is still up for debate.

Spring Street Contraflow Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Five Years Later: Looking Back at Spring's Contraflow

By Eric Richardson — May 06, 2011 — 18 Comments

For 26 years, one-way Spring Street had a bus lane that ran the wrong direction. Five years after it was removed, it's interesting to look back at the life that has developed.

Union Station Eric Richardson

Metro Takes Ownership of Union Station

By Eric Richardson — April 14, 2011 — 13 Comments

Los Angeles' 72-year-old Union Station enters public hands for the first time today with the closing of Metro's $75-million purchase.

CicLAvia Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

CicLAvia Returns to October's 7.5-Mile Route

By Eric Richardson — April 08, 2011 — 38 Comments

For the second time in six months, a 7.5-mile ribbon of Los Angeles streets will be free of cars on Sunday as CicLAvia returns to hand them to bikes and skates.


By Eric Richardson — March 25, 2011 — 8 Comments

Union members will march through Downtown on Saturday morning before a mid-day rally at Pershing Square featuring performances by Ozomatli and Jasiri X.

Dodger Trolley Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodger Express Returning for 2011 Season

By Eric Richardson — March 04, 2011 — 3 Comments

Fans looking to take transit to home Dodger games will again have a bus from Union Station for 2011, plus late-night Metrolink trains.

2009 Kings 5K Run

By Eric Richardson — March 04, 2011

Eight blocks for Figueroa will be closed on Saturday morning for the annual L.A. Kings 5K Run, hosted by former Kings forward Daryl Evans.

LA Streetcar Rendering

By Eric Richardson — March 03, 2011 — 6 Comments

Efforts to bring a streetcar back to Downtown L.A. stayed on-track this morning as the CRA approved $8.4 million in funds for the project.

Shell Gas Prices

By Eric Richardson — March 02, 2011 — 15 Comments

Gas prices have been going up across Los Angeles, but Downtown is already well ahead of the curve with prices above $4 per gallon.