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June 26, 2014

L.A. Metro approves station to connect rail to airport

The $200 million station would connect Metro's Crenshaw Line, now being built, to a proposed aerial, monorail-like system that will carry passengers to their terminals.


April 24, 2014

Home movie of 1939 Union Station opening in L.A. unveiled

The silent 6-minute color film clip features train engines, vintage cars and spectators from the opening day parade. The home movie was shot by legendary Disney animator Ward Kimball, creator of numerous classic Disney characters including Jiminy Cricket in “Pinocchio.”


April 22, 2014

Turbine generates energy from L.A. Metro subway airflow

It is projected that the 10-foot airflow equipment could generate more than 28,000 kWh per year – enough to power about 12 homes in California for one year, or turn out approximately $6,000 per year in electrical production.


April 3, 2014

New Flyer opens new Calif. facility

The facility will accommodate work for both New Flyer and NABI Bus products, with its major business at this time being the final assembly of the L.A. Metro’s New Flyer Xcelsior bus order.


March 12, 2014

Free L.A. art tours also teach lessons on using rail

Tour leaders offer instruction in using TAP fare cards, turnstiles and train travel etiquette.


January 28, 2014

L.A. Metro taps Graffiti Shield for rail station protection

Company will install and maintain patent-pending protective films covering approximately 900,000 square feet of stainless steel per year in an effort to minimize graffiti damage and improve the appearance and comfort within rail stations throughout Los Angeles over the next five years.


January 21, 2014

L.A. breaks ground on $2B rail line to airport

The Crenshaw/LAX transit corridor project consists of a new 8.5-mile light rail line, eight new transit stations, and three park and ride facilities. TIFIA provided a $545.9 million loan and the project also is expected to receive approximately $130 million in other federal funds.


November 11, 2013

Transportation infrastructure: Making a federal case for local power

From the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor project to the Regional Connector Transit Corridor to a 10-mile P3 tunnel through the Sepulveda Pass, the force behind these projects is local.


September 24, 2013

L.A. Metro appeals to public after rash of rail suicides

Three of the four deaths on the Metro Blue Line in 2013 have been suicides. Last year at this time there were eight deaths on the line including four suicides.


September 11, 2013

Q'Straint to equip L.A. Metro fleet

Q’POD, the first fully integrated wheelchair securement station specifically designed and tested for transit wheelchair passenger transportation, will be installed in the 550 new Xcelsior 40-foot heavy-duty CNG buses recently ordered.


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