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  • Metrolink's new chief looks to boost image

    Metrolink's new chief looks to boost image
    Earlier this month, staff writer Dan Weikel talked with Art Leahy, Metrolink's new chief executive officer, during an inspection of the regional commuter railroad's Ventura County Line between Chatsworth and Burbank. Leahy started his transportation...
  • Metro weighs options for railroad crossings

    Metro weighs options for railroad crossings
    A Metro committee on Wednesday will vote on whether to close a pair of railroad crossings on the Los Angeles side of San Fernando Road to address longtime safety concerns and consider building connectors to continue getting drivers to West San Fernando...
  • Opponents of 710 Freeway extension offer alternatives to tunneling

    Opponents of 710 Freeway extension offer alternatives to tunneling
    It was designed to speed motorists from Long Beach to Pasadena through the heart of Los Angeles County. But for decades, transportation officials struggled to find a politically acceptable way to fill a 4.5-mile break in the 710 Freeway without paving...
  • Coalition hopes to pave the way for alternative to 710 Freeway tunnel

    Coalition hopes to pave the way for alternative to 710 Freeway tunnel
    A coalition of organizations and elected representatives from Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, Pasadena and South Pasadena announced Thursday a transportation initiative they hope has enough merit to unseat plans for a multibillion-dollar 710 Freeway...
  • Suspicious packages shut down parts of Metro Red, Purple lines

    Suspicious packages shut down parts of Metro Red, Purple lines
    Service on Metro's Red and Purple lines was disrupted Thursday evening during the rush hour commute after the bomb squad was called to the tracks of a central Los Angeles subway station on reports of suspicious packages, authorities said. About 6 p.m.,...
  • #818 Spotlight: Treats for the road

    #818 Spotlight: Treats for the road
    Some Burbank bicycle commuters who pedaled to work despite the threat of rain this week were treated to some goodies at a “pit stop” in front of Pure Fix Cycles on Victory Boulevard. The booth, staffed by workers from the fixed-gear bicycle...
  • Trio of Bike to Work Day events in Burbank postponed due to rain forecast

    Trio of Bike to Work Day events in Burbank postponed due to rain forecast
    With stormy weather in the forecast, a few of the “pit stop” events scheduled to promote bicycle commuting on Thursday in Burbank have been delayed till early next week. To mark Bike to Work Day, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan...
  • Passenger's face slashed on Metro bus after argument, authorities say

    Passenger's face slashed on Metro bus after argument, authorities say
    An argument aboard a Metro bus Wednesday morning in the South Bay area ended with one man slashing another in the face, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. The argument broke out about 6:15 a.m. on the 210 bus line while it was...
  • L.A.'s bus system: Metro's neglected stepchild

    To the editor: Thank you for including the importance of buses in your editorial. ("Better buses, balanced budgets: Advice for Metro's new CEO," editorial, May 10) I am a Metro rider, and buses are indeed "the stepchildren of the system." My line is...
  • Metro poll suggests strong support for 2016 transportation tax hike

    More than two-thirds of Los Angeles County residents would support raising the county sales tax by a half-cent to bring in about $120 billion for rail and highway projects, according to a new poll paid for by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority....
  • New Metro chief executive will make nearly $350,000 in salary, stipends

    New Metro chief executive will make nearly $350,000 in salary, stipends
    The incoming chief executive of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will make nearly $350,000 a year in salary and stipends, an increase of $20,000 over his predecessor's earnings. Phil Washington, who most recently led Denver's...