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  • Former MTA chief expected to be named head of Metrolink commuter rail

    Former MTA chief expected to be named head of Metrolink commuter rail
    The Metrolink commuter rail system's board of directors on Friday is expected to hire Art Leahy, the former head of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, as the railroad's chief executive officer. Leahy, 66, is a veteran...
  • Top Denver transit official will lead MTA in next phase of rail-building

    Top Denver transit official will lead MTA in next phase of rail-building
    Los Angeles County transportation officials on Thursday chose the leader of Denver's transit agency to guide the Metropolitan Transportation Authority through the next phase of a multibillion-dollar expansion of its rail system and efforts to eliminate...
  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti hopes to tap Denver transit chief as Metro CEO

    L.A. Mayor Garcetti hopes to tap Denver transit chief as Metro CEO
    Los Angeles Mayor and Metro board chairman Eric Garcetti hopes to hire Denver's transportation chief as the next head of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, according to sources familiar with the process. Choosing Phil...
  • Report: Closing the 710 Freeway gap would take years and cost billions

    Report: Closing the 710 Freeway gap would take years and cost billions
    Any major modifications to the unfinished 710 Freeway, one of Los Angeles County’s most persistent transportation controversies, would cost billions of dollars and take years to complete, according to environmental documents released Friday. In...
  • Metro trains ran 83 red lights in four years, study finds

    Metro trains ran 83 red lights in four years, study finds
    Los Angeles County light-rail and subway trains ran 83 red lights in the last four years, according to agency data. The Blue Line, which connects Long Beach with downtown Los Angeles, recorded two-thirds of the violations, and averaged more than one per...
  • Uber says it's plugging gaps in L.A County public transit system

    Uber says it's plugging gaps in L.A County public transit system
    Uber might want to replace your car, but it’s not ready to replace Los Angeles County's buses and trains. At least, not yet. The ride-hailing company, which connects riders with drivers via a mobile app, said on Thursday it sees itself as...
  • 1 in 5 riders face unwanted sexual behavior on L.A. Metro, survey says

    1 in 5 riders face unwanted sexual behavior on L.A. Metro, survey says
    More than one in five Metro passengers were subjected to unwanted sexual advances or behavior while riding Metro trains and buses in Los Angeles County during the first half of 2014, according to a new survey.  As part of a semi-annual customer review, ...
  • Two Metro buses hit by pellets in South L.A.

    Two Metro buses hit by pellets in South L.A.
    The windows on two Metro buses shattered Monday night when they were struck by pellets in South Los Angeles, authorities said. About 7 p.m., a Metro bus traveling east on Imperial Highway approaching Central Avenue was hit by a barrage of pellets,...
  • Teen riding bus in South L.A. struck, wounded by stray bullet

    Teen riding bus in South L.A. struck, wounded by stray bullet
    A 17-year-old boy was struck by a stray bullet Friday night while riding a Metro bus in South Los Angeles, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 10:15 p.m. after an altercation between a motorist and three men at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard...
  • On the Town: Ascencia holds ninth anniversary gala at Union Station

    On the Town: Ascencia holds ninth anniversary gala at Union Station
    Although the Billy Strayhorn jazz hit “Take the A Train” played in the main concourse of the Los Angeles Union Station for Ascencia’s ninth anniversary gala on Jan. 31, it was the Metro Rail Gold Line from Pasadena that dozens of...
  • Beacon technology to target Union Station visitors with help, commerce

     Beacon technology to target Union Station visitors with help, commerce
    Soon, walking into Los Angeles Union Station could prompt a highly personalized cellphone message that goes something like this: "Welcome to Union Station. For the Metro Red Line, take the escalator to your right." The Metropolitan Transportation...