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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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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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Connect US seeks to better link Union Station to neighborhoods via new esplanades and bike paths
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 23, 2014 11:10 am
View this document on Scribd As most of you likely know, Metro has been developing the Union Station Master Plan to preserve the historic train depot while also renovating it and redeveloping parts ...
Motorists and the general public have options for accessing LAX during Century Crunch, July 25-28
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 23, 2014 10:34 am
Here is the news release from Metro: Century Crunch is this weekend, July 25-28, and those planning to travel to LAX are being reminded that Century Boulevard at Aviation Boulevard will be closed for ...
Two-week closure of 14th Street/Colorado in SaMo begins tonight for Expo rail installation
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 21, 2014 4:39 pm
Here is the construction notice from the Expo Line Construction Authority, the agency building the Measure R-funded extension between downtown Santa Monica and Culver City:
Use 511 to avoid Century Crunch traffic this weekend
Posted by Anna Chen on July 21, 2014 1:53 pm
Southern California 511 has launched a new feature to keep drivers up to date during the planned Century Crunch closure scheduled July 25 to 28. Century Crunch will see Century Boulevard, one of the ...
I-5 Empire Project update: upcoming construction activities and closures
Posted by Anna Chen on July 18, 2014 1:03 pm
Here’s the news release from Caltrans; Metro is a funding partner on the project: The construction activities and closures listed below will occur during the week of July 20-25, 2014, as part ...
Motion proposes further study of ExpressLanes for part of the 105 freeway
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 17, 2014 3:37 pm
View this document on Scribd The above motion is scheduled to be considered by the Metro Board of Directors this month — the motion seeks to launch environmental studies of adding ExpressLanes ...
Contract to build first phase of Purple Line Extension moved to full Board of Directors
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 17, 2014 12:05 pm
View this document on Scribd The Metro Board of Directors’ Construction Committee Thursday morning took up the issue of the contract to build the 3.9-mile first phase of the Purple Line ...
Motion asks for study of upgrading Orange Line and possibly connecting to Pasadena
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 16, 2014 5:50 pm
View this document on Scribd The Metro Board of Directors will consider this month the above motion that asks for study of a number of upgrades to the Orange Line, including better traffic signal ...
Some pre-Century Crunch demolition already taking place
Posted by Anna Chen on July 16, 2014 4:09 pm
Work crews hanging new banner on Century Boulevard Bridge informing those in the area of the upcoming Century Crunch closure. Photo: Jose Ubaldo/Metro A new banner is up to inform motorists and all ...
First of new light rail cars arrives at Port of Long Beach
Posted by Anna Chen on July 16, 2014 3:39 pm
First new Kinkisharyo light rail car arriving at the Port of Long Beach. You can just make out the windows under the protective covering. Exciting news! The first of the 78 Kinkisharyo light rail ...
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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