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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

January 14, 2020, 8am PST
Late last week, Los Angeles transit riders got a first peak at the proposed NextGen Bus Plan, a system redesign that promises to completely redefine transit access in the county.
The Source
January 5, 2020, 9am PST
With an aggressive plan to build out numerous public transit lines in time for the 2028 Olympics, local officials are scrambling to fill funding gaps as prices continue to rise and catch planners and officials by surprise.
Los Angeles Times
December 14, 2019, 9am PST
The Streetfilms team visited to Los Angeles to check out the temporary bus-only lane on Flower Street for lessons in freeing buses from car traffic.
Streetfilms via Vimeo
December 9, 2019, 12pm PST
The former Blue Line, now the A Line, with service from Log Beach to Los Angeles, was shut down in segments for ten months (originally scheduled for eight) for repairs. The weeks since the reopening have been marred spotty, slow service.
Los Angeles Times
December 5, 2019, 1pm PST
Curbed Los Angeles takes a tour of the Crenshaw Line, currently doing test runs in Los Angeles and Inglewood and expected to open to the public in summer or fall 2020.
Curbed Los Angeles
October 21, 2019, 8am PDT
The Blue Line light rail line, connecting Los Angeles and Long Beach, is almost finished with a $350 million repair program. When it reopens to service it will be called the A Line.
Los Angeles Times
October 9, 2019, 12pm PDT
Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson outlines Destination Crenshaw and highlights the economic development and community investment opportunities it brings to South L.A.
The Planning Report
October 3, 2019, 2pm PDT
Transit providers are often major landowners in their communities, controlling underutilized properties like park-and-ride lots or storage and maintenance facilities. These sites are also opportunities to provide desperately needed affordable housing
Shelterforce Magazine
September 16, 2019, 8am PDT
Trains were already crowded on the Metro Expo Line when they ran every six minutes during peak hours. When Metro cut frequencies to every eight minutes in June, riders were not pleased.
The Source
August 29, 2019, 10am PDT
The Wall Street Journal reports that bus riders on the Los Angeles County Transportation Authority system has declined significantly in recent years.
The Wall Street Journal
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