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Los Angeles Public Transportation

Mexico City's Lessons for Los Angeles

Joel Epstein | Posted 09.28.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Riding Mexico's excellent, utilitarian rail system I couldn't help feeling that we are sometimes over-engineering and prettifying our expanding system at the expense of potential future growth and a faster construction schedule.

Measure J: A Self-Help Economic Stimulus Package For L.A .County

Gloria Ohland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Gloria Ohland

Measure J would usher in this new era with a bang, making L.A. County more healthy, prosperous and sustainable, with cleaner air, in about a decade, by constructing seven transit lines and eight highway improvement projects.

Metro's Monumental New Sculpture

The Source, Metro Los Angeles | Posted 11.26.2012 | Los Angeles
The Source, Metro Los Angeles

An iconic, large-scale sculpture by Donald Lipski, an internationally renowned sculptor, has been installed at Metro's new El Monte Station, opening on Oct. 14. The sculpture, entitled Time Piece, is a monumental clock tower-with a twist.

Taking the Bus in L.A.

Andrea Grossman | Posted 09.30.2012 | Los Angeles
Andrea Grossman

It's not instinctual for us in Los Angeles to take the bus when we have cars. But imagine not fighting for parking at the Staples Center, or not waiting for 20 minutes to get out of the parking lot, or record time getting downtown in rush hour?

While Congress Fiddles, Southern California Shows How to Get Things Done

Gloria Ohland | Posted 05.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Gloria Ohland

When a delegation from the L.A. Chamber of Commerce visited Congress earlier this month to lobby for federal surface transportation reauthorization, it was noted that L.A. was providing a model for Congress on how to get things done.

PHOTOS: See Los Angeles Fifty Years Into The Future

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.15.2011 | Los Angeles

Water treatment plants transform into surf wave pools. Freeway interchanges are scene-y hotspots. Dodger Stadium is now a transportation hub. Welcome ...

HuffPost LA: Your Guide To All Things Carmageddon

Posted 09.15.2011 | Los Angeles

We're hours away from "Carmageddon," the 53-hour period when the 405 freeway between the I-10 and U.S. 101 freeways will be shut down. From Friday, Ju...

Carmageddon Update: 26 Additional Bus Lines Will Be Free Of Charge

Mar Vista, CA Patch | Posted 09.05.2011 | Los Angeles

In addition to providing free rides on the Metro Orange, Red and Purple Lines, The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) an...

Bus-Only Lane Approved For One Of LA's Busiest Streets | Posted 08.14.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles City Council members voted Tuesday for a plan to construct bus-only lanes along 7.7 miles of busy Wilshire Boulevard, one of the most heav...

A Parent's Guide to Public Transportation in LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Prone as we are in LA to earthquakes, fires, floods, civil unrest and terrorism, there are many risks associated with life in the big city. Tunneling under a small portion of Beverly Hills is not one of them.

Coup For 30/10 Initiative: LA Wins $546 Million Federal Loan For Metro

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

$546 million in public transportation funds are coming to Los Angeles via the Tiger II grant, a federal loan from the U.S. Department of Transportatio...

'Mad Men' Actor Prefers Riding The Bus To Driving A Car In LA

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Imagine a successful young actor in Los Angeles who doesn't own a car. Not only that, he chooses not to drive because he would rather interact with ot...

Expo Line Route To Westside Approved | Ari Bloomekatz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles transportation officials on Thursday took a major step in bringing commuter rail to the Westside, approving plans for a route linking down...