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  • Man shot to death at Blue Line station in Compton

    Man shot to death at Blue Line station in Compton
    A man was fatally shot at a Metro Blue Line station Friday morning in Compton during a fight, authorities said. Authorities say two men got into a brawl about 8:42 a.m. on an exit ramp at the Metro Artesia Blue Line station in the 1900 block of South...
  • Bus service may ease I-5 worries

    As road construction continues on the Golden State (5) Freeway, expanded bus service closing the “transit gap” between the cities of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena could ease traffic impacts in the region, local officials say. The proposed...
  • Experiencing L.A. by bus

    To the editor: I am 71 and have used public transportation exclusively since 1994, when my car was destroyed during the Northridge earthquake. As painful as it was to move from one "relationship to another," I have never regretted the decision. ("Bus...
  • Military retailer is Leimert Park's unwelcome neighbor

    Military retailer is Leimert Park's unwelcome neighbor
    In Leimert Park, neighborhood boosters dream of new markets, caf├ęs and galleries springing up when a Metro station opens there in five years, drawing riders from across Los Angeles to this center of African American culture. The nearby blocks already...
  • The sad state of Metro's subway system

    The sad state of Metro's subway system
    To the editor: The Times is right to herald the expansion of rail transit in L.A. But Metro's expanding subway lines are fraught with vandalism, confusing fares and ticket vending machines, no bathrooms and scarce law enforcement. ("Will L.A.'s 'subway to...
  • New Metro rail lines won't end L.A. traffic woes

    To the editor: This is progress, as L.A. takes strides in actually creating a coherent public transit system. ("L.A.'s not-quite 'subway to the sea' finally breaks ground," Nov. 7) As one who worked extensively on rail transit in Boston, I find it...
  • Burb's Eye View: She knows how to tap into public transportation

    Burb's Eye View: She knows how to tap into public transportation
    A little over a year ago, Fay Playsted sat in the room at the Joslyn Adult Center, listening to someone from the L.A. Metro transit service talk about all the benefits of taking the bus or train. It made sense to her; she’d used the service for...
  • Japanese firm plans to build light-rail cars in L.A. area after all

    A month after threatening to avoid California when talks with organized labor groups derailed, a Japanese company said it would follow through with much-touted plans to open a light-rail manufacturing facility in Los Angeles County after all. Rather...
  • A cleaned-up, safer Harbor Transitway puts more commuters on the bus

    A cleaned-up, safer Harbor Transitway puts more commuters on the bus
    A decade ago, the 11-mile bus way down the middle of busy Interstate 110 looked like a white elephant. Ridership was far below projections. The line stopped a mile short of downtown Los Angeles, requiring time-consuming transfers. Stations built in...
  • IBEW's take on Palmdale rail car plant

    To the editor: L.A. Metro's contract with Kinkisharyo International is clear: It requires Kinkisharyo to create at least 194 good-quality, full-time jobs in L.A County. The rail car manufacturer must also comply with state environmental laws, just like...
  • Grocery Shopping Tips for Seniors

    Grocery Shopping Tips for Seniors As we get older the ability to move around may diminish, let alone our capacity to drive our own personal vehicle. What happens when elderly parents, shut-ins, and older adults cannot go out to buy essential items...