L.A. Metro News

L.A. Metro news that affect commuters.

Feb 012017
Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Metro

Metro is becoming a part of Los Angeles in more ways than one. Not only more Angelenos are using Metro to commute but we’re discovering the role Metro plays in supporting culture in L.A. Last Sunday, Metro extended its support to Los Angeles museums and its visitors by offering discounted fares. Now, with Valentine’s Day […]

Dec 062016
Bomb Threat To LA Metro Universal City Station

It isn’t known whether the threat reported on anonymous tip line on Monday 12/05/16 is credible or not. However with a bomb threat to the Universal City Station allegedly scheduled for Tuesday (12/06/16) morning, every precaution has been taken to protect LA Metro stations in Los Angeles area. In a joint effort, the FBI, LAPD […]

Nov 012016
Metro Bike Share For The Port of Los Angeles

Getting from place to place along the LA Waterfront is about to get a little easier – and a lot more fun. The Port of Los Angeles, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), has been given the green light by the LA Board of Harbor Commissioners to expand the Metro […]

Oct 252016
L.A. Metro Receives 50th New Light Rail Vehicle

Celebrating a milestone and an enhancement for rider convenience, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) took delivery of the 50th Kinkisharyo International (KI) Model P3010 Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) and announced reduced headways on the Metro Expo Line from 12 minutes to six minutes. “With delivery of the 50th light rail vehicle of […]

Oct 132016
Go Metro To Taste Of Soul 2016

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is encouraging the public to Go Metro to the 11th annual Taste of Soul on Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The festival will take place on Crenshaw Boulevard between Rodeo Road and Stocker Street, in the heart of the historic Crenshaw District. To […]

Oct 122016
Major Metro Project To Close Flower Street For 14 Weekends

Regional Connector Transit Project Decking Installation Work to Start this Weekend along Flower Street in Downtown Los Angeles Regional Connector Constructors (RCC) work crews under contract to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will begin a series of full weekend closures along Flower Street in downtown Los Angeles between 3rd and 5th Streets […]

Sep 122016
Better Opportunities For Small Businesses And Disabled Veteran Businesses At L.A. Metro Construction

Gov. Brown’s recent signing of Assembly Bill 2690, by State Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, creates new opportunities for small and disabled veteran businesses to compete for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) construction contracts. The new law will help level the playing field for such firms, a move that will bolster their participation in […]

Sep 052016
Metro: Students K-8 And 9-12

Student (K-8 and 9-12) TAP Card Student (K-8 and 9-12) 30-Day Pass – $24 Student (K-8 and 9-12) Single One-Way Fare – $1 Just in time for the new school year Metro unrolls discounted fares for students. New rates for tickets, Tap Cards and Metro Passes. To obtain a K-12 Student TAP Card, submit a […]

Sep 012016
The Makers Exhibition At L.A. Union Station And Its Creators

A new exhibition at Los Angeles Union Station called “The Makers: Portraits of Metro Artists Whose Work Enriches the Rider’s Journey” by L.A.-based Todd Gray opens on August 25 in the passageway connecting Union Station East and West. The public is invited to attend the first of a new “Artist Conversations” series on Thursday, August […]

Jun 282016
L.A. Metro to Make Major Improvements To The Metro Gold Line

End-To-End Seven-Minute Peak-Hour Service improvements are on the way for commuters on the Metro Gold Line as Metro makes key schedule changes as a result of requests from the riding public. All Gold Line trains will now run to the APU/Citrus College station every seven minutes in the morning and afternoon peak hours on weekdays. […]

Jun 202016
Why Is Metro Proposing Transportation Sales Tax

Metro’s transportation sales tax to support discounted fares, road repairs, bike lanes and better freeways flow. Metro’s proposed transportation sales tax ballot gains public support.   Following three months of public review and input that included public meetings and Telephone Town Halls that reached tens of thousands of L.A. County residents, a new poll shows […]

Jun 142016
Metros CEO Unveils Updated Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement

Metro’s CEO Unveils Updated Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan to Transform Transportation through a Possible November Ballot Measure. On the heels of an aggressive public outreach effort, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) CEO Phillip A. Washington today unveiled a revised expenditure plan calling for a sustained funding approach for a possible November […]

Jun 112016
First Metro Bike Share Station Installed At Union Station

In the latest major announcement designed to improve transportation options in the L.A. region, Metro and the city of Los Angeles today announced they will officially launch Metro’s bike sharing program in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, July 7. Up to 1,000 bicycles will be available at up to 65 strategically placed downtown L.A. locations, […]

Jun 082016
Metro To Close Portion of Wilshire Boulevard for Purple Line Extension Project

First Major Station Construction for L.A. Subway In the latest L.A. County transit construction milestone, Metro is ready to begin building the Wilshire/La Brea underground station for the Metro Purple Line Extension Project. Beginning Friday night, June 10, portions of Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile area of Los Angeles will be closed during 22 […]

Jun 042016
Metro Board Adopts New  2017 Budget

New Interactive Budget Tool now at Metro.net The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors approved a $5.66-billion budget for fiscal year 2017 following a recent public hearing and other community input. The adopted budget represents over a two percent decrease from FY16 budget — even with the addition of new rail […]

May 262016
Los Angeles Metro’s Potential Ballot Measure / Draft Expenditure Plan Public Input Process Draws Thousands of Participants

Tens of thousands of local residents either participated in public outreach forums or commented on Metro’s draft expenditure plan for a potential ballot measure, the agency announced Thursday. Members of the public, key stakeholders and elected officials were involved in the forums. Nearly 48,000 people participated in 14 Telephone Town Hall meetings in May with […]

Oct 012014
L.A. Metro To Celebrate Rideshare Week

Metro to Issue Get Out of Traffic Licenses at Four Metro Stations During California Rideshare Week, Oct. 6 to 10 2014  Pledge to share the ride, ease traffic, and be entered to win prizes Los Angeles is a city long known for the worst congestion in the nation, but people are choosing to improve their […]

May 122014
L.A. Metro’s New Project To Reroute Traffic

Construction will begin on Friday, May 16, on the Metro Crenshaw / LAX Transit Project at Crenshaw and Exposition Boulevards with a 15-hour full street closure to implement a new traffic configuration. This area will be the stage for the future underground Crenshaw / Expo Station. Wash / Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will implement this […]

Apr 072014
Northbound I-405 Closure in West L.A.

Northbound I-405 Closure in West L.A. Between National Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard Planned Nights of April 7, 9. The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor is planning to close the northbound I-405 in West Los Angeles from National Boulevard to Santa Monica Boulevard to facilitate formal walk-throughs of the roadway project area in preparation […]

Mar 112014
The I-405 Improvements Project

Full Northbound I-405 Closures Between Getty Center Drive and Greenleaf Planned Nights of March 11, 12 The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor is scheduled to conduct a full night-time only closure of the northbound I-405 between Getty Center Drive and the Greenleaf onramp on the night of Tuesday, March 11 from midnight to 5 […]