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  • Valley-to-Westside express bus will use 405 Freeway carpool lanes

    Valley-to-Westside express bus will use 405 Freeway carpool lanes
    Los Angeles County commuters seeking to avoid gridlock on the 405 Freeway will soon have another way to travel between the San Fernando Valley and Westwood on weekdays, officials said Friday. Starting Monday, the Valley-Westside Express will shuttle...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...