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Old October 21st, 2016, 05:46 PM   #2381
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Leimert Park Tunnel one completed

Harriet, the tunnel boring machine drilling the future Crenshaw/LAX train line completed the first of two journeys through Leimert Park today, and Metro photographer Steve Hymon was there to capture the moment.

Metro CEO Phil Washington used the first tunnel’s completion as an opportunity to announce that the contractor working on the Crenshaw/LAX line has agreed to undertake the construction of a possible additional stop at Aviation and 96th Street that would allow passengers to connect to the future people mover shuttle planned for LAX. The environmental review for that potential station has yet to be concluded.

Construction on the Crenshaw/LAX Line is now more than halfway complete and Metro hopes the project will be complete by 2019.





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Old October 25th, 2016, 05:02 PM   #2382
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"Metro receives 50th new light rail vehicle from Kinkisharyo"

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Old October 30th, 2016, 09:34 PM   #2383
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Thank you for stops in Silverlake, my hood on the LAX line.
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When labeling a line in the legend, put the name of the station it ends at, otherwise people will be looking for something they can't find. Case in point- is the (A Long Beach-Chino). Where is the Chino station? Put West Corona instead.
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Some things I like:
1). One-seat LAX to Downtown LA rail service.
2). "Airport to Airport" Heavy-Rail Service (Your lines 3, 6 and 7).
3). Heavy-Rail Extension to Arts District instead of current termination at Union Station.
4). Downtown Core of LA east of the current Red/Purple line stations not totally ignored as in many LA plans (your new service at Fashion District and Broadway Theaters).
5). Special-events service for Hollywood Bowl and Rose Bowl.
6). Rail Service between the San Fernando Valley and Pasadena.
7). Direct Heavy-Rail Service between Downtown LA and the San Gabriel Valley communities.
8). One-seat Heavy Rail service between Glendale and Downtown LA.
9). Sepulveda Line (desperately needed).

What I might have done differently:
1). Had lines 2 and 7 under Bel Air make intermediate stops at Getty Center and Mulholland (closer to the 405).
2). Run the Red/Purple line from the Arts District to Commerce (the Current Metrolink Station) and convert this section from Metrolink only to hybrid Metrolink/Metro.
3). Run your line 5 from its terminus at Cruise Center to Ports O' Call in lieu of your M and Q lines (terminate these at Cruise Center instead).
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As an outsider, tourist, yada yada, here's some suggestions regarding some lines.

- Make a line that connects Disneyland/Anaheim Convention Centre to LAX, Hollywood, Burbank Studio City, CalArts and Six Flags Magic Mountain. Every animation fan and student would love that.

- OC to Santa Monica alongside the sea asap!
Hey guys, thanks for all the great feedback on this admittedly fairly silly time-sink of a project. I've done an update that I think incorporates many of the best ideas I've gotten here and on Reddit.

I'll just post the Reddit link here instead of re-posting a huge image and further derailing (yes, I said it) this thread about real Metro developments.

...speaking of which, the new 6-minute Expo headways are effing amazing.
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Old October 30th, 2016, 10:38 PM   #2384
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Hello, your imaginary rail transport map for Los Angeles is looking interesting. It would be nice, if they could build a lot of your lines. One question. There are actual some bus rapid transit lines. They have the same kind of colors and names than the actual Metro Rail Lines. You replace them by light rail or they will still exist aside?

Maybe I can give you some more inspiration. As artist, I draw since a long time imaginary city and public transport maps. It is often very imaginary and not based on a real city. I ad often ideas of the organisation of good public transport systems in my maps. If you like to see my maps, you can look for my website www.jeroenhollander.eu.
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Old November 1st, 2016, 12:06 AM   #2385
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Final say on proposed light rail station connecting LAX people mover

Starting Wednesday, residents will have a final chance to have their say on the proposed light rail station connecting Los Angeles International Airport’s planned people mover with the Crenshaw/LAX and Green lines[...]
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Old November 4th, 2016, 07:59 PM   #2386
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"Metro installs new safety measures at Blue Line Stations in Long Beach, Compton"

http://www.presstelegram.com/general...-beach-compton


Metro is improving safety at 27 intersections through the cities of Los Angeles, Compton and Long Beach at a cost of $30 million. The most visible upgrades are pedestrian gates, and swing gates shown here, to slow pedestrians before they walk across the tracks. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press Telegram/SCNG)

more photos here: http://thesource.metro.net/2016/11/0...-improvements/
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Old November 8th, 2016, 08:25 PM   #2387
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An underground connection is being constructed between the Bloc outdoor shopping center and the 7th/Metro Center metro station.

http://thesource.metro.net/2016/11/0...metro-station/

Update on efforts to expand cell-phone services to underground metro sections

http://thesource.metro.net/2016/11/0...edpurple-line/
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Old November 9th, 2016, 04:19 PM   #2388
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Measure M has passed with 69.82% saying yes and 100% of votes counted!

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Old November 9th, 2016, 04:21 PM   #2389
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Great! And with time the GOP control of the federal government might go away and there might actually be federal funds coming to help speed things up.
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Old November 9th, 2016, 07:37 PM   #2390
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YES! Congratulations! SO COOL! SO PROUD!

Now we have to keep Metro accountable, on time and on budget! Lets get shovels going!

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Measure M: Angelenos vote to tax themselves for better public transit

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Riders board the Red Line

A large majority of Los Angeles voters approved a permanent sales tax increase to fund a major expansion of the county’s public transit system.

Measure M required two-thirds of voters to approve it, and handily achieved this goal, with almost 70 percent voting yes.

By adding a countywide half-cent increase to the sales tax—which will increase to one-cent when the existing Measure R tax expires in 2039—Measure M will bring in $860 million annually for decades. This money will fund transportation projects which will dramatically transform the region, including a rail line to LAX, a subway under the Sepulveda Pass, and a Purple Line extension to Westwood.
Additionally, Measure M will pay for much-needed sidewalk improvements, pothole repairs, cycling infrastructure, bike share expansion, and a network of greenways.

To envision how much of a change that Angelenos will see on their streets, Investing in Place notes that up to 8 percent of Measure M’s funds will go towards walking and biking investments, compared to the 1 percent allocated to walking and biking in LA’s current transportation spending.

Although Measure M had a large coalition of support, South Bay leaders opposed it because it did not bring enough investment to their region.

Over the last few weeks, Mayor Eric Garcetti campaigned heavily for the measure, and positioned its passage as key to the city’s future. As he told the Los Angeles Times last night: “There is nothing to be depressed about in Los Angeles when we wake up tomorrow.”
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Old November 9th, 2016, 11:24 PM   #2391
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Mesmerizing gif shows how much LA’s transit network will grow under Measure M




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Old November 10th, 2016, 01:40 AM   #2392
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So there was something positive coming out of the election day. Congratulations. These are great news for Los Angeles, at least in the mid-term ultralong-term.
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Old November 10th, 2016, 05:10 AM   #2393
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The expanded Transit Map of Los Angeles Metro looks like a fantasy map, rather than something that is now actually possible, in Los Angeles no less!!!!
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Old November 10th, 2016, 07:08 AM   #2394
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If only the East Coast cities had something like Measure M....I wish more states and regions would become self-sustaining in terms of funding...then we wouldn't worry who was in the White House...
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So, yes, Measure M passed!! I had an emoji party planned for this moment if it won. Given the rest of last night's results (as a liberal) I didn't have the heart to post it or think of much of anything. But now...




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Old November 10th, 2016, 10:25 PM   #2396
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I posted this in the 2024 games thread but I think it may be of interest here. Here is a quick map I whipped up showing the main clusters/locations of the 2024 games in relation to the mass transit made possible by measure M:



Two sites off of these clusters that are worth mentioning are the Rose Bowl, slightly off the "A" line in Pasadena, and the Honda Center in Orange County which will be used for Volleyball, and which is near the Anaheim ARTIC rail station. There also Dodger stadium by its lonesome off sunset blvd., but that's a topic for another time . Anyways hope you enjoy!
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Old November 10th, 2016, 10:39 PM   #2397
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Glad that we are getting transit. But remember this also hurts retail spending and people's ability to buy homes, invest, start businesses, etc. The net positive effect of M is microscopic compared to the benefits of, say, Trump's education reform proposals (among several others).

LA in particular has schools so bad and teachers' unions so powerful and regressive that it makes getting out of LAUSD or close to private schools a priority in looking for housing. A nationally renowned education prof has called it "the most regressive educational institution in the world" even including the Middle East.

So, for sure, stay happy; but keep your eye on what makes the country richer, since that is the ultimate driver or everything else.
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Oh, please.

This is a public transport infrastructure thread, so maybe that explains why so little attention is given to the education system here ...
And what does Trump have to do with Public transportation in LA, other that the city can probably forget about federal money for light rail or subway expansion?
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The plans for better public transport are looking interesting.

Today, it is very expensive to invest in more road ´s and highways in big cities. There is often no place and tunnels and bridges are expensive. So it is also for economic reasons better to invest in a good public transport.
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Great! And with time the GOP control of the federal government might go away and there might actually be federal funds coming to help speed things up.
Interestingly enough, Trump is a big proponent of infrastructure building... now, does that mean highways and freeways? with the republicans in charge, no doubt. Fortunately, Metro got plenty of proposals for PPP's to accelerate and build several of the lines, most importantly the Sepulveda line
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