| Dec 12, 2014
| 1:17 PM
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...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In Leimert Park, neighborhood boosters dream of new markets, cafés 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...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 3:56 PM
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...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 4:28 PM
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.
| Nov 25, 2014
| 8:07 PM
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.
| Nov 11, 2014
| 1:59 PM
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...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:55 PM
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...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 11:41 PM
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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...