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Pasadena Star-News
110, 10 Freeway ExpressLanes are slowing down and officials aren’t sure of the fixMetro ExpressLanes are not living up to their name. Since opening up miles of
110, 10 Freeway ExpressLanes are slowing down and officials aren’t sure of the fix
Pasadena Star-News / Posted yesterday
Metro ExpressLanes are not living up to their name. Since opening up miles of pay lanes as an experiment three years ago, too many solo drivers are riding the converted car-pool lanes on segments of the 110 and 10 freeways, causing speeds to drop to... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Bus operators’ union will protest Metro bus cuts at meetingEL MONTE >> Metro bus operators and union members will be speaking out against
Bus operators’ union will protest Metro bus cuts at meeting
Pasadena Star-News / Posted yesterday
EL MONTE >> Metro bus operators and union members will be speaking out against a plan to eliminate two major east-west bus lines through the San Gabriel Valley at a local transit council meeting here Monday. The San Gabriel Valley Service Council, a... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Cheap gas prices drive down SunRail ridershipSunRail's rare decline in ridership from a year earlier comes at a time when ga
Cheap gas prices drive down SunRail ridership
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 5 days ago
SunRail's rare decline in ridership from a year earlier comes at a time when gas prices are less than half what they were when the region was planning for the commuter rail line, which now runs from south Orlando to Debary. "There's nothing you can... Read more
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Santa Monica Mirror
There's Something About a TrainYears ago, the late singer-songwriter Richie Havens got a gig writing a tune fo
There's Something About a Train
Santa Monica Mirror / Posted 6 days ago
Years ago, the late singer-songwriter Richie Havens got a gig writing a tune for Amtrak commercials. His husky voice had a wonderful quality of instant credibility and it was effective in relaying a simple idea regarding rail transportation: “There’s... Read more
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Santa Monica Mirror
OpEd: There's Something About a TrainYears ago, the late singer-songwriter Richie Havens got a gig writing a tune fo
OpEd: There's Something About a Train
Santa Monica Mirror / Posted 7 days ago
Years ago, the late singer-songwriter Richie Havens got a gig writing a tune for Amtrak commercials. His husky voice had a wonderful quality of instant credibility and it was effective in relaying a simple idea regarding rail transportation: “There’s... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Duarte gets the honor of Gold Line Foothill Extension opening ceremonyThe grand opening ceremonies for the new Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension wil
Duarte gets the honor of Gold Line Foothill Extension opening ceremony
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 7 days ago
The grand opening ceremonies for the new Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension will take place at the Duarte/City of Hope Station with a street fair, live music, food trucks and a VIP luncheon at the renowned cancer hospital, transit and city officials... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Tunnel-boring machine for new Crenshaw light-rail named after Harriet TubmanMayor Eric Garcetti conducts an interview in front of a section of a tunnel bor
Tunnel-boring machine for new Crenshaw light-rail named after Harriet Tubman
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 7 days ago
Mayor Eric Garcetti conducts an interview in front of a section of a tunnel boring machine (TBM) at the intersection of Crenshaw Blvd and Rodeo Road in Los Angeles, CA on Monday, February 01, 2016. Metro officials held an event to ceremonially name... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Declining ridership not deterring Metro chief’s ambitious transportation goalsLOS ANGELES >> The list of priorities for the county’s mega transit agency in 2
Declining ridership not deterring Metro chief’s ambitious transportation goals
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 11 days ago
LOS ANGELES >> The list of priorities for the county’s mega transit agency in 2016 includes the on-time opening of two new rail lines, half-way completion of a first-ever train to LAX and if that’s not enough, a successful ballot measure in November... Read more
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Santa Monica Mirror
Transit Ridership Declines Despite More OptionsCourtesy Image For almost a decade, transit ridership has declined across Sout
Transit Ridership Declines Despite More Options
Santa Monica Mirror / Posted 13 days ago
Courtesy Image For almost a decade, transit ridership has declined across Southern California despite costly efforts to entice people out of their cars and onto buses and trains, and transportation officials are trying to figure out why, it was... Read more
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KTVN Reno
Transit ridership declining in Southern CaliforniaLOS ANGELES (AP) - Transit ridership has dropped over the past decade across So
Transit ridership declining in Southern California
KTVN Reno / Posted 13 days ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Transit ridership has dropped over the past decade across Southern California despite heavy investment in new lines and costly campaigns to entice residents to leave their cars at home. The Los Angeles Times reports Wednesday... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
710 Freeway tunnel included in report’s top 12 boondoggle highway projectsA national consumer watchdog group listed the 710 tunnel extension project as o
710 Freeway tunnel included in report’s top 12 boondoggle highway projects
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 20 days ago
A national consumer watchdog group listed the 710 tunnel extension project as one of 12 highway boondoggles that represent a waste of taxpayer dollars, outdated thinking and misplaced national transportation priorities, according to a report released... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Thousands line South LA streets for MLK Day paradeKinya Claiborne, center, from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportatio
Thousands line South LA streets for MLK Day parade
Houston Chronicle / Posted 21 days ago
Kinya Claiborne, center, from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority joins other Metro employees as they ride a replica of the bus that civil rights leader Rosa Parks rode in Montgomery, Ala., when she was arrested in 1955, as... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Experienced officials take over key Lake dutiesTAVARES — County government officials have tapped administrators with more than
Experienced officials take over key Lake duties
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 25 days ago
TAVARES — County government officials have tapped administrators with more than 20 years' experience each for key posts, one to head the transit operation and the other consolidated environmental-services and solid-waste functions. Tomika... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Metro to Azusa: All Gold Line stations will open March 5; rejects request for delayThe nearly completed APU/Citrus College Gold Line Station in Azusa on Thursday,
Metro to Azusa: All Gold Line stations will open March 5; rejects request for delay
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 25 days ago
The nearly completed APU/Citrus College Gold Line Station in Azusa on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Azusa, APU and Rosedale Land Partners have asked Metro not to open it on March 5 but rather delay it. WATCHARA PHOMICINDA — STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER In a... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Metro to Azusa: All Gold Line stations will open March 5; rejects request for delayIn a two-page response letter, Metro said it will further examine traffic patte
Metro to Azusa: All Gold Line stations will open March 5; rejects request for delay
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 26 days ago
In a two-page response letter, Metro said it will further examine traffic patterns at the station and offered to provide more law enforcement protection, but basically told the city, Azusa Pacific University and Rosedale Land Partners it was staying... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Why Azusa, APU asked Metro for a four-month delay in opening last Gold Line stationThe city of Azusa, Rosedale Land Partners and Azusa Pacific University have ask
Why Azusa, APU asked Metro for a four-month delay in opening last Gold Line station
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 27 days ago
The city of Azusa, Rosedale Land Partners and Azusa Pacific University have asked Metro for a four-month delay in opening the Azusa Gold Line station. This October 2014 file photo shows the station under construction. FILE PHOTO The city of Azusa,... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Gold Line’s Little Tokyo Station to close for three months for subway constructionLOS ANGELES >> In order to make space for a tunnel boring machine to construct
Gold Line’s Little Tokyo Station to close for three months for subway construction
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 1 months ago
LOS ANGELES >> In order to make space for a tunnel boring machine to construct the Regional Connector, Metro will close the Gold Line’s Little Tokyo Station beginning Friday evening. The closure of the busy station serving the hip Arts District will... Read more

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