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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 – Fall 2014

Los Angeles Mayor and new Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti shares his ideas for creating regional mobility. A peek at the great food and entertainment festival Taste of Soul. A visit to historic/artistic Leimert Park. Plus a look at what creative Angelinos do on their way to work … if they don’t need to drive. These stories and more in Metro Motion.

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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Transportation headlines, Monday, November 24
Posted by Steve Hymon on November 24, 2014 11:06 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. Sound Transit to seek new tax, ...
Crenshaw Boulevard closure to be extended two days
Posted by Kim Upton on November 21, 2014 4:45 pm
A street closure on Crenshaw Boulevard between Jefferson Boulevard and Coliseum Street – originally scheduled to reopen at 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24 — is being extended two days to 6 a.m. ...
Go Metro Weekends, Nov 21 – 23
Posted by Lily Allen on November 21, 2014 6:52 am
Mel’s Drive-in on Ventura Boulevard. Photo by Chris Yarzab via Flickr/CC. Friday Usher–who needs no introduction– brings his latest tour, The UR Experience, to the Staples Center ...
Go Metro to the Rose Bowl for USC versus UCLA this Saturday
Posted by Joseph Lemon on November 20, 2014 1:15 pm
Photo by Neon Tommy, via Flickr creative commons. Save your game face for the game — not traffic — by going Metro to the 84th football showdown between crosstown rivals USC and UCLA ...
Metro podcast: Ethan Elkind’s “Railtown” about L.A.’s emerging transit scene
Posted by Steve Hymon on November 20, 2014 12:45 pm
I had the chance recently to speak with Ethan Elkind, whose new book “Railtown” does an excellent job of telling an important story: the history of rail transit in Los Angeles County ...
Sneak peek into fabrication process for artwork at future Westwood/Rancho Park Station
Posted by Amalia M. Merino on November 19, 2014 3:08 pm
Artist Abel Alejandre in his studio. Photo: Todd Gray. This is the sixth in a series of Source posts providing a behind-the-scenes look at the artwork fabrication process for each of the seven new ...
Transportation headlines, Monday, November 17
Posted by Steve Hymon on November 17, 2014 10:05 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. ART OF TRANSIT: The Eastside ...
Go Metro and save 50% on all New Filmmakers Los Angeles events
Posted by Lexi Hinton on November 14, 2014 2:40 pm
Photo by popturf.com via Flickr//CC Lights, camera, action! New Filmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) highlights the works of emerging filmmakers from around the world with monthly screening events and ...
Go Metro Weekends, Nov 14-16
Posted by Lexi Hinton on November 14, 2014 6:05 am
Friday Check out the latest display of yarn bombing at Grand Central Market. Yarn-O-Polis features more than 100 crocheters and knitters from around the world. There’s even one pillar ...
Transportation headlines, Wednesday, Nov. 12
Posted by Steve Hymon on November 12, 2014 10:48 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. ART OF TRANSIT: A Metro bus ...

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