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Streetcar service begins May 20

Riders can go to a streetcar stop on Friday, May 20 and catch one of those bright green and silver streetcars. Service opens to the public and will be free for the first year. Streetcar travels on Mill and Ash avenues from Rio Salado Parkway and Marina Heights to Dorsey Lane and Apache Boulevard and differs from light rail in…

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Water Policy Expert Mae Stevens Joins Banner Public Affairs To Help Lead Expanding Bipartisan Infrastructure Division

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Stevens brings extensive public affairs and water infrastructure experience to D.C. office   WASHINGTON /PRNewswire/ — Banner Public Affairs today announced that water policy expert and former key congressional staffer Mae Stevens is joining the firm as senior vice president, charged with helping to lead Banner’s expanding bipartisan infrastructure division. “The historic federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law adopted recently represents the opportunity for the…

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LA Metro approved New rail line

Back in February 2022, County of Los Angeles joined Metro officials to announce the final approval for the West Santa Ana Branch light rail line. West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor Metro’s plan for better transit includes a new light rail transit (LRT) line to southeast LA County. This project would connect Artesia, Cerritos, Bellflower, Paramount, Downey, South Gate, Cudahy,…

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Coming soon… The Airport Metro Connector, A people mover at LAX

Metro’s plan for better transit includes a connection to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with the Airport Metro Connector Transit Station (AMC) at Aviation Bl/96th Street. Once in operation, this new station will let riders transfer quickly and easily between LAX and Metro’s network. Located on the future line under construction now as the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, AMC includes a light…

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Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project

Here’s an update on LA Metro’s new light rail route… Metro’s plan for better transit includes the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project to bring more travel options and access to opportunity. This project will extend from E Line (Expo) at Expo/Crenshaw Station and merge with C Line (Green) at Aviation/LAX Station, connecting the Crenshaw Corridor, Inglewood and El Segundo. The Crenshaw/LAX Transit…

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Building new track in downtown Phoenix creates temporary light rail service adjustment

Phoenix, AZ — Construction progress continues on the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub light rail project in Phoenix. Crews are about to begin work that will connect the current and future lines, creating a two-line light rail system and transfer hub in downtown Phoenix by 2024. This spring, workers will install nine new pieces of special track, reconstruct more than 1,000 feet of…

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BRIGHTLINE BECOMES THE FIRST TRAIN COMPANY IN THE WORLD TO RECEIVE THE WELL HEALTH-SAFETY RATING

New Accolade Bolsters the Company’s Substantial Accomplishments in Providing a Clean and Healthy Environment for its Travelers and Staff MIAMI â€“ Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America, is now the first train company worldwide to receive the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management for its trains and stations as awarded by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™), the organization…

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LA’s Regional Connector Transit Project

The extensive public transportation system in Los Angeles is getting better connectivity between its multiple transit rail lines. Metro is building a rail line that will provide riders a seamless journey from Azusa to Long Beach, and from East Los Angeles to Santa Monica, through the downtown LA core. The project includes three new underground stations, and extends from the…

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How Los Angeles Rejected the Monorail

Peter Dibble made a video that gives insight on a proposal from the early days that was a way to deal with the growing traffic concerns in the LA area. In the mid-20th century, Los Angeles came surprisingly close to building a sprawling monorail transit system. This documentary provides an in-depth study of how the idea developed, the problems it…

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