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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

August 13, 2019, 2pm PDT
The longest rail line in the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority system will be extended again, and could eventually cross county lines.
Daily Bulletin
July 26, 2019, 2pm PDT
A pilot bus-only lane, originally intended to replace temporarily closed light rail service, has produced some big wins for transit advocates on social media.
Metro Los Angeles via Twitter
July 24, 2019, 10am PDT
The Sepulveda Transit Corridor could offer tens of thousands of Los Angeles commuters an alternative to the infamously congested I-405 freeway, if local officials can find the funding.
Los Angeles Times
July 12, 2019, 8am PDT
Three major public transit projects in the western United States received a major infusion of funding from the federal government this week.
Progressive Railroading
June 24, 2019, 9am PDT
Voters might have approved transit funding multiple measures by wide margins in Los Angeles County in recent years, but actual project proposals still have trouble appealing at the hyper-local level.
Los Angeles Daily News
June 20, 2019, 12pm PDT
The Valley helped popularize public transit and bus rapid transit in Los Angeles, after the Orange Line achieved immediate, unexpected success last decade. Now new routes are under consideration.
Urbanize LA
June 19, 2019, 9am PDT
Flagging ridership on Metro buses in Los Angeles redoubles the need to speed buses up with dedicated lanes, hopefully recovering lost riders and finding some news ones along the way, too.
Los Angeles Times
May 30, 2019, 1pm PDT
With plans to extend California's 710 Freeway off the table, cities in the path have been awarded funds for alternative road projects. But residents of San Marino aren't all on board.
Pasadena Star News
May 24, 2019, 12pm PDT
Can Los Angeles convince drivers to cut the number of automobile trips in half while also transit frequency on several light rail lines?
Curbed Los Angeles
May 24, 2019, 9am PDT
The Los Angeles transit system is losing riders, but L.A. Metro has been slow to implement changes that could keep people using it.
Los Angeles Times
May 20, 2019, 9am PDT
The transit planning agency in Los Angeles is preparing to make a major addition to the city's number of bus-only infrastructure.
Urbanize LA
May 13, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Regional Connector project will have to wait until 2022.
Los Angeles Times
May 8, 2019, 10am PDT
A reporter rides the bus in Los Angeles and discovers the interesting, complicated, and sometimes heartbreaking stories that riders bring on board.
Los Angeles Times
May 2, 2019, 10am PDT
Metro is analyzing new geolocational data to look beyond conventional understandings of travel behavior.
Wired
April 16, 2019, 12pm PDT
Homebuyers are looking for locations with quality transit access in Los Angeles, and they're willing to pay more for the option having transit nearby.
Bloomberg
April 9, 2019, 10am PDT
Applying a cordon toll as low as $4 in Los Angeles would result in a 20% reduction in traffic congestion and modest increases in transit ridership, walking, and biking, according to a new study from the Southern California Association of Governments.
Los Angeles Times
March 19, 2019, 9am PDT
Anyone hoping for rail transit down one of Los Angeles' busiest transit corridors will have to wait awhile.
Urbanize.LA
February 27, 2019, 1pm PST
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will decide this week whether or not to proceed with separate studies of two ideas that would generate transportation funding from car trips and potentially influence driver behavior.
Los Angeles Times
February 4, 2019, 8am PST
Road pricing has its faults as a revenue measure, but it needs to be compared to ten elements of the current system of paying for transportation, including hidden subsidies, says Joe Cortright, an urban economist with Portland-based City Observatory.
City Observatory
January 31, 2019, 11am PST
After discussing a staff report on road pricing at their Jan. 24 meeting, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority directors paused to weigh the equity implications of charging motorists to drive on roads.
Curbed Los Angeles