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  • 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...
  • Cheap gas may not lead to drop in transit ridership, experts say

    Cheap gas may not lead to drop in transit ridership, experts say
    Since the start of the summer, gasoline prices in Los Angeles County have tumbled 40%, from more than $4 to $2.52, sparking gleeful social media posts and long lines at the cheapest gas stations. But the enthusiasm is tempered with concern from local...
  • A Metro man from a transit family wants the lines to keep growing

    A Metro man from a transit family wants the lines to keep growing
    Arthur F. Leahy, a Navy sailor, came home to Los Angeles after World War II and settled back into his job as a streetcar operator for the L.A. Railway. He was assigned to Division 3 in Cypress Park, where the "Yellow Car" operators included women who'd...
  • MTA chief Arthur T. Leahy to step down in April

    MTA chief Arthur T. Leahy to step down in April
    The chief executive of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Tuesday night that he would step down in April after six years of overseeing both major milestones and high-profile embarrassments during the most ambitious rail...
  • 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...