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  • Harassed on the bus or train? File a report, Metro says

    Harassed on the bus or train? File a report, Metro says
    Los Angeles County transportation officials Thursday introduced a public awareness campaign aimed at reducing sexual harassment on buses and trains, after a survey found more than 1 in 5 passengers has experienced unwanted sexual behavior riding Metro....
  • LAPD arrests 14 protesters after #BlackLivesMatter demonstration

    LAPD arrests 14 protesters after #BlackLivesMatter demonstration
    More than a dozen demonstrators protesting the treatment of minorities by law enforcement were arrested Tuesday after blocking traffic during rush hour in Los Angeles. Los Angeles police arrested 13 adults and a teenager about 5:45 p.m. for refusing...
  • Lawmakers give special permission to L.A. County to raise taxes

    Lawmakers give special permission to L.A. County to raise taxes
    A state Senate panel on Tuesday approved a bill that would give the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) special power to seek voter approval of a half-cent increase in the county’s sales tax to pay for transit projects....
  • Metro to study converting busy Orange Line busway to a rail line

    Metro to study converting busy Orange Line busway to a rail line
    A generation ago, Los Angeles County officials envisioned a subway that would gather up commuters across the San Fernando Valley and whisk them to downtown Los Angeles, avoiding the infamous traffic of the 101 Freeway. But after years of funding, design...
  • Report: Converting Metro's Orange Line to rail could cost $1.7 billion

    Report: Converting Metro's Orange Line to rail could cost $1.7 billion
    Converting the San Fernando Valley's dedicated busway to light rail would cost well over $1 billion, but may become necessary if ridership along the route continues to grow, according to a new analysis. Building a light-rail line along the 18-mile...
  • For downtown L.A.'s pedestrians, citations send a 'don't walk' signal

    For downtown L.A.'s pedestrians, citations send a 'don't walk' signal
    The raised red hand flashes as Eduardo Lopez darts into the crosswalk outside L.A.'s 7th Street Metro station. In one fluid movement, Los Angeles Police Officer Robert Lockhart fires up his black and white motorcycle and rumbles across Hope Street...
  • Metro light rail crash near USC renews debate on rail safety

    Metro light rail crash near USC renews debate on rail safety
    On a Saturday morning trip to downtown Los Angeles, a Metro Expo Line train pulled out of a station in Exposition Park, its three cars filled with passengers. Traffic signals along Exposition Boulevard turned red, and lights flashed to signal the...
  • L.A. transit officials should support affordable housing near rail lines

    L.A. transit officials should support affordable housing near rail lines
    The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Agency is considering expanding its mission to include the development of affordable housing along transit lines. Metro, which operates the subways, light-rail lines and most of the region's buses, owns about 50...
  • MTA's toll-lane project may be a victim of its own success

    MTA's toll-lane project may be a victim of its own success
    The conversion of the 110 Freeway's carpool lanes into toll lanes was not without bumps: Some Angelenos feared that adding tolls to the Los Angeles County freeway network would further divide rich and poor commuters. Others groused that freeways should be...
  • Metro could expand subway service to the downtown L.A. Arts District

    Metro could expand subway service to the downtown L.A. Arts District
    Los Angeles County's growing rail network stops just short of the downtown Arts District, a frustration for the often driving-averse residents of one of Southern California's newly popular areas. But that could change within a decade. As part of a...
  • Can L.A. Metro riders be more polite? New videos aim to teach public transit etiquette

    Can L.A. Metro riders be more polite? New videos aim to teach public transit etiquette
    In an effort to educate (or shame) the rudest of the rude riders, Metro has unveiled a series of humorous etiquette videos offering primers on some common rules of public transit. The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the...