By Hillel Aron
The Bus Riders Union put on one of their famous street-theater gigs the other day at Vermont Ave. and Wilshire Blvd. to protest Measure J, a proposed sales tax extension on the Los Angeles ballot that would tax all L.A. County consumers until the year 2069.
The performance featured ... More >>
'Tis the season for local and national politicians to co-opt the media into singing their praises. November 6 is right around the corner -- and one positive article by a respected journalist is the (free!) equivalent of 100,000 campaign mailers.
But because L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the pres ... More >>
What a romantic day for downtown: Dreams of a streetcar loop from Broadway to 11th to Figeroa to Hill (see map below) have a chance of becoming reality, now that the L.A. City Council has created a special voting district in the area it would service.
Residents will be given the option to pay a sma ... More >>
Numan Parada, an L.A.-area mapmaker, created a "fantasy public transit map" for Los Angeles in 2007 -- and it appears the map has
gone viral again this spring.
Were not surprised. No matter your position on Metro's budget priorities, it's hard not to drool at the prospect of instant rail transport ... More >>
Beverly PressThe 757, from Hollywood through Koreatown, will no longer run on weekends.About every six months, we receive a deja-vous press release from the Bus Riders Union, furious at the Metropolitan Transit Authority for a new wave of massive cuts to the decrepit L.A. bus system.
The cut ... More >>
It would be like a "subway to the sea" that skips Westwood or Gold Line rail service that said no to an East L.A. Civic Center stop.
The proposal to have Metro's Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line stop in historic Leimert Park, the retail and cultural core of the African American community in L.A. ... More >>
When in doubt, blame it on the busWe knew City Hall and the Metropolitan Transit System favored rail over wheel when it came to public transportation, but Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's unabashed bus diss on KNX news radio this morning almost made us choke on our flamin' hot Cheetos ... More >>
Metro board chair Don Knabe says: Buses < Subways < My CarUpdated after the jump: The Bus Riders Union says the latest bus cuts are straight-up racist. Originally posted at 11:19 a.m.
As Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa pumps all time and city resources into three more stops (12 more minutes) onto ... More >>
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority has put millions -- billions if you count the build-'em-and-they'll-come strategy of subway and light rail -- into trying to get folks out of their cars and into trains and buses. Metro, as it's known, has been trying to get Angelenos to " ... More >>
One-way rides for Metro bus and light-rail riders will go up in price July 1 from $1.25 to $1.50, according to a scheduled fare increase that has been on the books for nearly two years. A daily pass will increase to $6 from $5, and monthly passes will bump up from $62 to $75.
A Metro spokesm ... 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.
The paper reports that the heads of ... More >>
MTACounty Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has proposed that his fellow board members help authorize an auditor-controller's office look into the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's "cost management process" after it recently settled a lawsuit for $30 million.
Ridley-Thomas notes that the a ... More >>
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday approved a light-rail line that would run down the "Crenshaw corridor" from Exposition Boulevard to LAX.
The line, which could open in 2018, would run through parts of Inglewood, Hawthorne and El Segundo as a much-needed north-sou ... More >>
MTA Headquarters: Have the deciders decided?Photo: Dave Parker/WikipediaDamien Goodmon, South L.A.'s indefatigable public transportation activist, is sounding an alarm about the possible shelving of rail projects in his heavily African American community. Goodmon's group, the Citizens' Campaign to F ... More >>