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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Going off the rails on Metro's rail cars

    Going off the rails on Metro's rail cars
    Two years ago, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority became the first transit agency in the nation to pick a rail car manufacturer based in part on how many jobs the company would create. The Japanese firm Kinkisharyo International won the...
  • 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...