April 3, 2013
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
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
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
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
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.
November 2, 2012
Opponents say Measure J, which would extend an existing transit tax from 2039 to 2069, providing money to speed completion of at least six rail projects by 2024, would significantly raise fares, cut bus lines or both due to the cost of operating so many new lines ahead of schedule.
October 11, 2012
The El Monte Station consists of a new two-story building that will house a public bus and terminal station with limited retail space, a customer service center and surface parking. It is the largest bus station west of Chicago and is used by Metro, Foothill Transit, Greyhound, El Monte Transit and Metrolink Shuttle.
August 28, 2012
The fire department says there were no life-threatening injuries reported. Authorities will examine video footage to determine who is at fault.
May 24, 2012
Bus passenger Anthony Craig Chambers has been charged with special circumstances murder and could face the death penalty if convicted. California law allows prosecutors to seek the death penalty when someone is convicted of lying in wait and murdering a transportation worker.
May 23, 2012
State safety regulators discovered a critical design flaw in the agency’s newest light rail line that could increase the risk of train derailments. The agency denied that the Expo Line is unsafe and said it already addressed design concerns.
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