The public is invited two a couple of upcoming meetings on the planned Expo Line, a light rail train that will give commuters an alternative for traveling between Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica. [Read more…] about Public Meetings Planned on $2 Billion Expo Line
A long-awaited $7 million restoration plan for the Malibu Lagoon can move forward thanks to a San Francisco County Superior Court ruling Thursday, reported the Los Angeles Times. [Read more…] about Court Ruling Moves Stalled Malibu Lagoon Restoration Forward
The California Air Resources Board voted Thursday to adopt a final cap-and-trade regulation program, an important element in the state’s climate plan. [Read more…] about California Board Adopts Cap-and-Trade Program
Last week, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation completed the painting of lanes on 7th west of Figueroa, according to blogdowntown.com. [Read more…] about Downtown LA Bike Lanes Make Their Debut
An effort a couple of Santa Monica High School students started to get their peers biking to campus is still rolling along four years later.
When “Bike It” launched in the fall of 2007, more than 80 students participated, according to LA.Streetsblog.org. That number doubled in 2008 and has continued to grow over the years, with walking and taking the bus later added. [Read more…] about Bike It Program Still Rolling
Who says the Los Angeles River is not a real waterway? Often the butt of jokes by Angelinos, advocates of a pilot project that is enabling kayaks and canoes to paddle a section of the river have a very different view, according to the New York Times.
What the Army Corps of Engineers once categorized as “not even a river,” the Environmental Protection Agency later ruled otherwise, declaring the 51-mile river navigable in parts, according to the article. The Army Corps recently gave a permit to the Los Angeles Conservation Corps to lead tours of a limited number of kayakers and canoers on a one and a half mile portion of the river over several weekends, the Times reported. [Read more…] about LA River Just Keeps Rolling Along
The agency is focusing its efforts on a four-square-mile area bounded by La Cienega Boulevard to the east, Manchester Avenue to the north, Imperial Highway to the south, and the LAX airport terminals to the west. Early alternatives being looked at include Light Rail Transit, Automated People Mover, and Bus Rapid Transit, according to Metro. The aim is to reduce traffic congestion and increase the number of options for public transportation to the airport. [Read more…] about Metro Seeking Public Input on Proposed Rail to LAX
The Architecture and Design Museum’s current exhibit, running through Sept. 4, is “Rethink LA: Perspectives on a Future City.” The show at the Wilshire Boulevard museum looks at the city 55 years after the Federal Highway Act was instituted and 50 years after the Pacific Electric Railway was dismantled. [Read more…] about Rethink LA Exhibit Looks at City’s Future
Metrolink is launching a pilot program to introduce the first two “bicycle cars,” passenger railcars with space for 18 bicycles, instead of the standard two slots most trains have now, according to a news release.
Crews plan to remove 29 passenger seats on the bottom level of one its railcars to make way for the bikes. Metrolink worked with bicycle advocates on the design, which the Federal Railroad Administration approved. [Read more…] about Metrolink to Roll Out Bike Pilot Program