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May 7, 2014

Los Angeles’ Union Station celebrates 75 years

L.A. Metro held a rededication ceremony at the station’s Old Ticket Concourse on May 3 to mark the milestone. When the station opened in 1939, it accommodated approximately 13,000 rail travelers daily. That number today is closer to 75,000.


March 19, 2014

L.A. subway extension dig unearths prehistoric relics

Items that may be 2 million years old are found in an exploratory shaft that was dug by L.A. Metro to assess soil conditions for future tunnels and stations. A paleontologist said that the area holds “the best record of life from the last great ice age in the world.”


February 24, 2014

4 execs leaving in L.A. Metro shakeup

The agency eliminated their positions to make operations more efficient. The move may also ease its financial issues since it is facing an operating deficit of $36 million in 2016.


February 20, 2014

L.A. awarded nearly $900M in light rail funds

The project will reconfigure Metro's three existing light rail lines into two lines, eliminating the need for riders to transfer from light rail to the subway system lines and back.


January 21, 2014

L.A. Metro proposes hefty fare hike

Transportation officials recommended increasing fares gradually by up to 117% over the next eight years to address what could potentially be a $225 million debt for the transit system in 10 years.


April 3, 2013

Council approves $352M for L.A. streetcar

Funding is expected to cover repair and operational costs for the streetcar for three decades. The vote was a victory for the project’s advocates, who emphasized the trolley's potential to create economic growth in the downtown area.


December 19, 2012

L.A. advances plan for rail to airport

After years of creating separate transportation plans for Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles World Airports and L.A. Metro teamed up to develop options to place a rail stop at the airport.


December 11, 2012

L.A. transit backers seek to change voting law

Because of a state law that requires at least a two-thirds majority vote, Los Angeles County’s Measure J, a $90-billion transit sales tax extension that gained 66.1% of the vote, did not pass.


December 5, 2012

L.A. voters approve $125M streetcar project

Would run through three of downtown's main arteries. Another major transportation infrastructure project planned for downtown is a regional connector, a $1.3-billion subway line.


November 19, 2012

Calif. U. unveils new transit station

California State University, Northridge’s new station for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority buses enables students to get to their classes without having to pay for a parking spot or search for parking.


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