Topic : Los Angeles County MTA

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32 injured in L.A. bus, rail collision

Bus| 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.

Alleged L.A. bus driver shooter could get death penalty

Bus| 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.
Rail| May 23, 2012

Officials want inspection of new L.A. Metro rail

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.
Bus| May 21, 2012

L.A. Metro bus driver shot, killed

The driver was taken to the hospital where he later died. The alleged shooter, who was the only passenger at the time, was detained at the scene.
Rail| May 2, 2012

Unions question L.A.’s plan to buy railcars from Kinkisharyo

Expressed concern that the contract will send jobs to Japan. L.A. Metro officials said that the agency required the contract winner to create jobs in the U.S. and that all three bidders committed to doing final assembly of the cars in Los Angeles County.
Bus| April 24, 2012

L.A. Metro launches new smart phone app

"Go Metro Los Angeles" offers trip planning, station/stop locations, bus arrival info, maps and notifications.
Rail| February 24, 2012

L.A. Metro pushes again for fare evasion lockdown

Transportation officials once again are making a case for locking fare gates to anyone without a ticket at several rail stations, citing millions of dollars in lost revenue and a system that charges some and lets others ride for free.
Rail| October 27, 2011

Lawsuit claims L.A. Metro light rail project broke law

Crenshaw Subway Coalition is alleging that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Crenshaw Line rail project violated environmental and civil rights provisions.
University| March 14, 2011

CSU Northridge to build transit center

To help accommodate the increasing number of students using public transportation and cut traffic congestion, the University plans to build a transit center by the summer.
Bus| February 2, 2011

Chicago’s Metra names new CEO

Alexander D. Clifford most recently served as Executive Officer, High-Speed Rail, for the Los Angeles Metro, working as an ombudsman with the California High Speed Rail Authority to help facilitate the integration of high-speed train service into existing transportation corridors in Los Angeles County.

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