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  • Why can't Metro rail cars be built by a U.S. company?

    To the editor: On the same day The Times reported that Cal State Los Angeles was nearing a deal with its faculty union, Jim Newton wrote about Kinkisharyo International deciding to leave town and build rail cars for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan...
  • Metro bus struck by gunfire; passengers appear uninjured

    Metro bus struck by gunfire; passengers appear uninjured
    Police are searching for a gunman who fired shots that struck a Metro bus in South L.A. on Tuesday afternoon, officials said. The shooting occurred a few minutes before 4 p.m. as the No. 40 bus was eastbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at...
  • Lack of parking drives many away from mass transit

    Lack of parking drives many away from mass transit
    Los Angeles County has funneled billions of dollars over the last two decades into new rail lines to lure commuters out of their cars and off the region's overcrowded freeways. But many would-be train riders are struggling with how to start. One of...
  • L.A. Metro goes 'Miami Vice' in app video that's so Throwback Thursday

    L.A. Metro goes 'Miami Vice' in app video that's so Throwback Thursday
    Metro Los Angeles is now encouraging Angelenos to take mass transit with a totally low-production, '80s-style YouTube video that raises awareness about its trip-planning smartphone app. I found the video trolling around Citylab this morning, and it...
  • Metro bus driver quarantined after passenger yells 'I have Ebola!'

    Metro bus driver quarantined after passenger yells 'I have Ebola!'
    A Metro driver has been quarantined and the bus he was operated taken out of service after a masked passenger began yelling, "Don't mess with me, I have Ebola!" Metro officials said they are working with Los Angeles County sheriff's transit...
  • Ebola hoax on bus will cost taxpayers thousands of dollars, Metro says

    Ebola hoax on bus will cost taxpayers thousands of dollars, Metro says
    When a man shouted "I have Ebola!" on a Metro bus in Los Angeles on Monday, what followed was more than just a made-for-TV scare. The threat forced officials to quarantine the driver as a precaution and to take the bus out of service while it...
  • Metro stations, or monuments to career politicians?

    To the editor: The decision by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to name stations after board members and outgoing L.A. County Supervisors Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky is grotesque. Their work on the board was their job, which they sought and...
  • Metro to rename rail stations for Zev Yaroslavsky, Gloria Molina

    Metro to rename rail stations for Zev Yaroslavsky, Gloria Molina
    In a decision at odds with agency policy, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials agreed Thursday to rename two rail stations in honor of sitting board members who will be leaving office later this year.  The terminus of the Red Line subway will...
  • Metro shouldn't play the name game

    Metro shouldn't play the name game
    How should Los Angeles say “thanks” to long-serving politicians who have done the people's business through good times and bad? When a fruit basket just isn't enough, the honorarium of choice for L.A. County supervisors and other local elected...
  • Metro breaks ground on key downtown L.A. subway link

    Metro breaks ground on key downtown L.A. subway link
    Transportation officials Tuesday cheered the start of construction for a subway project designed to close a frustrating gap in Los Angeles County's growing rail network. During a symbolic groundbreaking in Little Tokyo, local and federal representatives...
  • Metro's Union Station master plan a significant shift

     Metro's Union Station master plan a significant shift
    Union Station celebrated its 75th anniversary in May. This month we're getting a glimpse — encouraging if opaque — of what its next 75 years might look like. A nearly finalized master plan by L.A. firm Gruen Associates and London's...