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Produced in partnership with CityTV of Santa Monica, it runs quarterly on cable stations throughout Los Angeles County. Check local listings for dates and times in your area.

Metro Motion – Summer 2014

Millennials talk about why climate change has inspired them to live without cars. A great new farmers market at the Blue Line Compton Station stresses health and cooking education. Construction on the Crenshaw/LAX project begins will a bit of dust and a lot of patience. The Expo Line leads to a bike path to Marina del Rey for free concerts. Finally, we look back at Carmageddon I and II, Rampjam and Jamzilla, at the same time we look forward to smoother sailing through the I-405 Sepulveda Pass.

Metro Motion – Spring 2014 Union Station Edition

Union Station is celebrating its 75th anniversary. From the beginning it has been Hollywood’s train station and like any great Hollywood star it has appeared in hundreds of films, TV shows and commercials. Find out which ones and visit beautiful Harvey House restaurant, a gorgeous private rail car and early settlers from Chinatown (which was once where Union Station now stands) and meet the station planners of the future: fourth graders from Utah Street Elementary.

Metro Motion - Winter 2013-14

Find out what Ice Age mammoths and the Purple Line subway have in common. Learn where the traffic hot spots are and what Metro is doing to make them better. Push pedals through downtown Los Angeles to discover some of the best and safest bike routes and how they connect with beautiful Union Station, L.A's transit hub. And ride the Blue Line to fascinating and delicious discounts in Long Beach and L.A.

Metro Motion - Fall 2013

Now in high def, Metro Motion is even sharper than before. In this episode, hunt for world-class Korean cuisine … via Metro, of course. Meet a squad of seriously cool seniors who are seriously committed to learning Metro so they can live a more mobile life. Find out where BRT is breaking ground and why Metro is a world leader in this form of transit innovation. Hear new Metro Board Chair Diane DuBois explain why our highways must be part of a successful 21st Century mobility plan. And take to two wheels to admire the flora, fauna and flavors of the Arroyo Seco bike way. The Gold Line can take you there.

Metro Motion - Summer 2013

Walk the walk through Metro's new gate-latching system and find out how easy it is. While you're there, check out the innovative hands-free ADA gate. Take a bike ride on the South Bay Beach Trail -- partially funded by Metro. Explore the abundant benefits of Destination Discounts. And find out why freeways have never been free.

Metro Motion - Spring 2013

Take a ride on the Fairfax bus from Hollywood to Africa. Sample the beautiful foods of Cambodia, via the Blue Line to Long Beach. Learn why Metro has the pedal to the metal fixing our traffic snarls. Take a look at the upcoming L.A. River Bike Ride and learn why a bus is best for reaching the starting line. And find out how MOCA is saving thousands each year by using a special Metro program.

Metro Motion - Winter 2012

Take a ride in the brand new 110 Harbor Freeway ExpressLanes -- passing slower cars along the way. Tour of the beautiful new El Monte Station -- a green gem loaded with eco-friendly features. Just in time for movie award season, visit "Old" Hollywood. And gaze into the future of L.A. transit and development.

Metro Motion - Fall 2012

There's plenty to do and see with Metro's expanding service. Visit Cowboy Chatsworth via the new Orange Line Extension, and discover the rich Wild West history … maybe from the top of a horse. Hop on the Gold Line at night and take advantage of Metro's new late-night weekend service to explore Pasadena during the wee hours. Or talk with Metro's accident-free bus operators and find out how best to navigate L.A.'s mean streets without incident. It's all on the new Metro Motion.

Metro Motion - Summer 2012

The 2012 transit celebration continues with the opening of the Metro Orange Line Extension to Chatsworth and the Culver City and Farmdale stations on the Expo Line. To tempt you, we have a delicious tour of Culver City and a look into Culver City's rich entertainment history. (Think "Gone With the Wind," "Wizard of Oz" and, yes, TV's "Jeopardy!") You can also join us -- even without wheels -- on a sweet bike ride along the Orange Line bikeway. It's all there in the newest edition of Metro Motion.

Metro Motion - Spring 2012

The brand new 8-mile Expo Line from downtown L.A. to Culver City opens with free rides and community celebrations. Check out our to-do list of entertainments along the line. Find out why Metro's new school field trip program gets an A from kids and teachers and take a look at sketches made aboard Metro buses and trains by a talented L.A. artist and green activist.

Metro Motion - Winter 2011/2012

Find out why 20 somethings are abandoning cars in favor of mass transit; meet artist Sonia Romero, whose installation at the Westlake/MacArthur Park Station has been named one of the best public art projects in the United States; visit beautiful Exposition Park, soon to be served by the Metro Expo Line, and speak with Caltrans District 7 Director Mike Miles who has plenty to say on the unified focus of highways and transit.

Metro Motion - Fall 2011

Go behind the scenes and learn how the 405 Carmageddon closure became Carma-Heaven. Sit down with the Metro Board's new chair, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, as he reveals exciting plans for the coming year. Take a walk into the history of beautiful Union Station and find out how it is being transformed into a gleaming 21st Century transit hub. It's all on Metro Motion for Fall, 2011.

Metro Motion - Summer 2011

In the Summer 2011 edition of Metro Motion, find out why waiting for the bus can produce stress; how to get to baseball, the beach, concerts and culture; why Metro is spending $1.4 billion on highway projects; what Metro has done to celebrate the growing influence of Latinos in L.A. and who sees job creation as a major Metro accomplishment.

Metro Motion - Spring 2011

In the spring 2011 edition of Metro Motion, Metro says bye-bye to the last diesel bus in its directly operated fleet; Metrolink CEO John Fenton takes us on a tour of the new collapsible train safety car that just may save lives; we ride with an "extreme" bicyclist who thinks nothing of a 10-mile cruise to Metro and we explore the formerly funky NoHo neighborhood of North Hollywood and see it all grown up and sophisticated and conveniently reached by Metro.

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Metro Motion - Winter 2010-11

In the winter 2010-11 edition of Metro Motion we tag along on a trip down the Metro Red Line with actor and regular Metro rider Vincent Kartheiser of TV's "Mad Men." Kartheiser abandoned his car for public transit to help make Los Angeles -- and the world -- a better place. He says the switch has improved his life, as well as his commute.

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Metro Motion - Fall 2010

In the Fall 2010 edition, Metro Motion examines the difference 10 years has made for development along the Red Line in Hollywood, suggesting what awaits L.A. County should Congress pass the 30/10 plan; another piece visits Metro's Central Maintenance Shops -- the so-called E.R. for buses; another takes in cool, creative Los Feliz for new food and old Hollywood history and finally, L.A. County Supervisor and Metro Board Chair Don Knabe tells us how to explore his 4th district the green way, via Metro.  

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Metro Motion - Summer 2010

In the Summer 2010 edition, Metro Motion reveals: Metro Rail celebrates a big one (20 years!) through old footage and new; the first Measure R rail project kicks off early; a touching tribute to early settlers; an interview with the dad of the Dodger Stadium Express, L.A. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich and pretty pics of L.A. via the Metro Gold, Blue and Silver Lines.

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Metro Motion - Spring 2010

In the Spring 2010 edition, Metro Motion reveals: How smart roads help us tame traffic; transit magicians who keep the trains and buses moving; bargain dining along the Metro Gold Line; beautiful old photos that are windows into L.A. history, plus lunching and talking with L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky at a famed (and delicious) deli near the Metro Red Line.

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Metro Motion - Winter 2009

Six miles of parties on the Eastside as the new Gold Line extension opens to the public; a cultural look at the Eastside; a tour of the Little Tokyo/Arts District and a talk with Metro Board and Lakewood City Council member Diane DuBois on intelligent transportation.

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Tour Metro electric bus at AltCar Expo, September 19-20
Posted by Jon Ross Alexander on September 15, 2014 12:14 pm
One of the five new electric buses ordered by Metro and manufactured by BYD will be on display at the AltCar Expo. Photo Credit: BYD The 9th Annual AltCar Expo will be taking place Friday and ...
Your Friday send-off: John Butler Trio – Flesh & Blood
Posted by Anna Chen on September 12, 2014 4:37 pm
Photo by Steve Hymon/Metro. Don’t be deterred by the somewhat creepy sounding album title, Aussie band John Butler Trio‘s music is really quite soothing. I discovered the group through ...
Two full street closures this weekend on Crenshaw Boulevard for construction of Crenshaw/LAX Line
Posted by Steve Hymon on September 12, 2014 2:55 pm
Here’s the news release from Metro: Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors (WSCC) today postponed one of three street closures scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 12-13 on Crenshaw Boulevard for ...
Upcoming construction closure: 26th Street south of Olympic Boulevard in Santa Monica
Posted by Anna Chen on September 12, 2014 2:30 pm
Above is the good word from the Expo Line Construction Authority, the agency building the six-mile project that will extend tracks from Culver City to downtown Santa Monica with seven new ...
Metro awarded $22 million in two federal TIGER grants to improve station access
Posted by Steve Hymon on September 12, 2014 10:31 am
  Two projects to improve access to Metro Rail stations were awarded “TIGER grant” funding this week from the U.S. Department of Transportation: •The Eastside Access ...
Transportation headlines, Thursday, Sept. 11
Posted by Steve Hymon on September 11, 2014 11:38 am
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Pick your social media ...
Upcoming street closures on Crenshaw Boulevard for Crenshaw/LAX Line construction
Posted by Anna Chen on September 11, 2014 8:43 am
There will be full street closures at three different Crenshaw Boulevard locations taking place this weekend. The closures are required for support-pile installation on Crenshaw/LAX ...
Top 10 popular bikeshare station suggestions
Posted by Jung Gatoona on September 9, 2014 7:28 pm
A few weeks ago we asked for your input on our list of proposed bikeshare stations and suggestions on locations that might make a great bikeshare spot. Thanks to everyone’s valuable feedback, we ...
Back to school doesn’t have to mean back to books, go Metro and learn at the California Science Museum
Posted by Anna Chen on September 8, 2014 9:21 am
If you didn’t manage to make it out to the California Science Center this summer, now’s a great time to go. Get back into the swing of learning with the help of fun exhibits and hands-on ...
UPDATE: Blue and Expo Lines resume normal service
Posted by Jon Ross Alexander on September 8, 2014 8:16 am
UPDATE: 9:40 a.m.- Blue and Expo Lines resume normal service. Metro thanks you for your continued patience and understanding. The Metro Blue and Expo Lines are currently experiencing delays of up to ...

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