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Opinion: To Improve Transit Safety, Boost Ridership

Research links high ridership levels with lower crime, signaling that, rather than introducing new security measures, transit agencies should focus on bringing riders back to their systems.

April 28, 2023 - Los Angeles Times

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Inland Empire Cities Cry Foul on Light Rail Funding

Cities in San Bernardino County are questioning California state funding processes that failed to allocate any state dollars to an inland rail extension, opting instead to fund more ‘splashy’ L.A.-area projects.

February 15, 2023 - San Gabriel Valley Tribune

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Los Angeles Subway Work Halted Amid Serious Safety Lapses

A string of unaddressed worker injuries prompted the county transit agency to suspend work on a subway line that will connect downtown Los Angeles to the westside.

October 27, 2022 - Los Angeles Times

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Activating L.A.’s Transit Stations

Advocates say encouraging community events, vendors, and activity at transit stations can improve public safety without increasing the presence of law enforcement.

September 15, 2022 - Streetsblog Los Angeles

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L.A. Metro's Proposed Budget Cuts Capital Spending on Transit, Speeds Freeway Expansions

After repeatedly cutting transit service due to the pandemic and a labor shortage, L.A.'s transit agency plans to double down on freeway expansion projects.

March 22, 2022 - Streetsblog L.A.

Metro Subway Los Angeles

L.A. Metro Receives $1.24 Billion in Federal Funds

L.A.'s transit agency was awarded over a billion dollars in American Rescue Plan funding for maintenance and operations.

January 18, 2022 - The Source

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Feasibility Study Approved for Pasadena, Burbank Airport Light Rail Extension

$1 million in new state funding will study the feasibility of connecting the Gold Line light rail in Pasadena to the Hollywood Burbank Airport in Southern California.

July 1, 2021 - Pasadena NOw

Expo & Crenshaw Expo Line Station

Inglewood Set to Rezone Neighborhoods Near New Transit Lines

Plans for the area include thousands of new housing units, public parks, and improved bike and pedestrian infrastructure.

June 14, 2021 - Urbanize LA

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For Transit to Better Serve Women, More Data Needed

Understanding how women use transit does not just help make systems more equitable. It also guides policy and planning changes that benefit all riders.

February 7, 2020 - Wired

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Light Rail Could Finally Get Priority Over Cars at Intersections in Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles controls the streets and the intersections crossed by the Expo Line as its connects Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monic and the beach. The city has made its first progress toward prioritizing trains. at those intersections

October 16, 2019 - Urbanize Los Angeles

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L.A. Metro Report Examines How Women Travel

Findings from a new study about the mobility needs and concerns of women in Los Angeles will inform future initiatives and planning.

October 7, 2019 - Streetsblog LA

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No Quick Fixes for L.A.’s Transit Ridership Woes

One of the largest transit systems in the country continues to lose large numbers of riders. But the causes behind the drop and the solutions to stop it are hard to pinpoint.

July 14, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Metro Gold LIne

Planned L.A. Crenshaw Line Rollout Prompts Argument

Already delayed, the Crenshaw Line has now sparked debate between stakeholders who favor opposing visions of how the light rail service should link up with the existing Green Line.

December 2, 2018 - The Los Angeles Times

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L.A. Bus Stops Improved by D.I.Y. Additions

A bench is a basic bus stop amenity, but many stops on Los Angeles’ Eastside lack them. One resident took on the task of putting in benches himself.

November 30, 2018 - Los Angeles Times

Interstate Highway

Cities Rally Around New Plans for Southern California’s Interstate 710

After more than 60 years, a slew of new road projects will leave the debate about the Interstate 710 gap in the past.

November 27, 2018 - Pasadena Star-News

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L.A. Wants to Be the Epicenter of New Transportation Technology

Gabe Klein of CityFi outlines how Los Angeles is planning on implementing the Urban Mobility in a Digital Age report.

July 3, 2018 - The Planning Report

Long Beach to Los Angeles

Metro's Busy Blue Line Connection Between L.A., Long Beach to Close for Eight Months

One of the most heavily used rail lines in the country, the Metro Blue Line in Los Angeles County, will be closed for eight months in 2019.

February 22, 2018 - Long Beach Press Telegram

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