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The role of rapid transit in Los Angeles County is ever-expanding and Metro is spearheading the regional effort to plan, design, improve and maintain the most modern and cost-efficient rapid transit system in the country.

Click on the appropriate icon to get information on the state, interstate or facilities projects Metro is involved in that will significantly improve the transportation options available to Los Angeles County residents over the next three decades.

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Stay up-to-date on the status of Metro Rail and Rapid Transit Expansion projects and Highway Improvement projects.
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Highway Program
The Metro Highway Program encompasses a wide range of High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes, interchange reconstruction, and capacity enhancement projects throughout Los Angeles County.
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Useful definitions for terms & acronyms relating to transit, construction, and government.

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Construction notice: week-long closure of intersection of Lincoln & Colorado in Santa Monica begins Monday for Expo Line track work
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 18, 2014 12:17 pm
The good news is that construction of the second phase of the Expo Line continues to chug along at a speedy pace. The not-quite-as-good-news: the busy intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Colorado ...
Our first podcast: filming over the years at Union Station
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 17, 2014 11:00 am
A scene from the “The Dark Knight Rises” that was filmed in the old ticket room at Union Station. Credit: Warner Bros. Union Station Podcast Good morning, readers and listeners! Above ...
Metro to publicly finance HOV toll lane project for Santa Clarita Valley
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 16, 2014 9:25 am
We posted last year about a Measure R project to add tolled HOV lanes to 13.5 miles of the 5 freeway in the Santa Clarita Valley between the 14 freeway and Parker Road. Vehicles with one or two ...
Update on release of SR-710 North study environmental documents announced
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 15, 2014 7:57 pm
Here is the statement from Metro: Metro today announced that release of the draft environmental impact report/environmental impact statement (EIR/EIS) for the State Route 710 North Study will be ...
Union Station: A classic on both big screen and small
Posted by Kim Upton on April 15, 2014 2:41 pm
This is the fifth of a series of posts on the history of Union Station that we are running this month. The station celebrates its 75th anniversary on May 3.  With its dramatic angles and dark ...
Regional Connector design-build contractor recommended by Metro staff
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 15, 2014 10:10 am
View this document on Scribd Metro staff recommends a $927.2-million design/build contract with Regional Connector Constructors (a Joint Venture between Skanska USA Civil West California District, ...
Traffic alert: weekend closure of San Gabriel Avenue in Azusa this weekend for Gold Line work
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 10, 2014 2:44 pm
From the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority: WHO:  Residents / Commuters / Business Owners in the City of Azusa. WHAT: San Gabriel Ave at the railroad crossing (between Ninth St ...
Northbound I-405 closure in West L.A. between Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard planned night of April 11
Posted by Anna Chen on April 10, 2014 9:16 am
A little I-405 news to spice up your Thursday. Here’s the press release from Metro: The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor is planning to close the northbound I-405 in West ...
Union Station: Here’s how Harvey House restaurants helped change the West
Posted by Kim Upton on April 9, 2014 10:00 am
This is the third of a series of posts on the history of Union Station that we are running this month. The station celebrates its 75th anniversary on May 3.  When English immigrant Fred Harvey ...
Gate latching begins this week on the Green Line
Posted by Paul Gonzales on April 8, 2014 9:15 am
The next step to secure gates on the Metro Rail system begins this week at the Green Line’s Crenshaw, Vermont/Athens and Harbor Freeway stations with gates scheduled to be latched Wednesday, ...
Metro Highway Projects
Included in the Measure R funding for transportation improvements planned during the next 30 years are an ambitious series of highway projects totaling an investment of more than $7.8 billion. An Overview of Measure R Projects (Click on image for a larger and printable version)
Measure R - In the Works
Measure R is funding new transportation projects and programs and accelerating those already in the pipeline. Voters approved the measure in 2008 and it took effect July 2009. Over 30 years, it is projected to generate $40 billion for congestion relief projects. Following are updates on a few of the projects supported by Measure R. Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Public ...
Work Begins on a New El Monte Station
Groundbreaking was held recently to start construction of a new $45 million public bus terminal at Santa Anita Avenue and Ramona Boulevard. The project doubles the capacity of the original El Monte Station that opened in 1973. The upgrade is part of the Congestion Reduction Demonstration Program, a federal demonstration project in which existing carpool lanes on the I-10 El Monte Busway and I-110 ...
Acceleration of Measure R Highway Projects
The 30/10 Initiative was recently introduced to accelerate Measure R transit projects in LA County. At the same time, the Metro Board of Directors adopted a policy to combine long-term countywide sales tax revenue from Measure R with alternative project delivery and financing methods for highway projects. Metro is working to develop a strategy that will expedite the construction of some Measure R ...

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