Updated at the bottom with the suspect's ID. Officials now say no witnesses had tried to notify the driver. Headline has changed. First posted at 11:20 a.m.
An arrest has been made in the shocking rape of a teenager on a Metro bus in Culver City this week.
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Update below: Beverly Hills Unified votes to oppose Measure J, board members join No on J effort.A county sales tax measure to accelerate transportation projects has slightly more than the two-thirds level of support required for passage, according to internal polling from the Yes campaign.Measure J ... More >>
Update: MTA Board defies labor and votes to award the contract to Kinkisharyo. More below.The state's most powerful labor leaders are urging the MTA not to award a $890 million rail-car contract to a Japanese company, arguing that the money should instead be pumped into the U.S. economy.Labor leader ... More >>
After years of delay, the Expo Line is finally opening today. But within the last few days, there was still some question about whether the line would open on time.MTA engineers have been working over the last several weeks to correct a persistent signaling problem, which can cause trains to stop au ... More >>
One pothole closer to a better bus systemThe Bus Riders Union hasn't been able to file a civil-rights lawsuit against the Los Angeles MTA since 2001 -- when the Supreme Court decided private orgs shouldn't be able to sue public agencies using the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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â€‹After years of delays and cost overruns, the Expo Line is finally scheduled to open on Nov. 15, according to an MTA budget document. (H/T Streetsblog.)When it opens, L.A.'s newest light-rail line will be the first rail link to the Westside since the Pacific Electric shut down 50 years ago.Expo of ... More >>
The union representing Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus drivers voted to authorize a strike against the agency Wednesday night, according to The Bus Bench. The authorization gives the union an additional tool in negotiations with Metro; it doesn't mean the drivers will ne ... More >>
MTAThe Metropolitan Transportation Authority is pondering deep cuts, including laying off 20 percent of its non-contact workforce, as it faces a $250 million budget deficit, according to La Opinion. Higher fares and fewer bus routes are also on the table.
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