Monday June 20, 2011
In another story Metro Motion examines why waiting for the bus can be anxiety producing. Dr. Allison Yoh of UCLA's Institute of Transportation Studies has the answer and explains how knowing exactly when the bus will arrive can take the stress out of waiting. This explains why Nextrip -- Metro's new real-time tool for finding out when the bus is coming -- is turning out to be such a comfort for travelers.
And if you think Metro is only about buses and trains, then think again. This year Metro is embarking on $1.4 billion in highway projects that will unclog traffic and shore up aging roadways all over L.A. County. Find out where and how such changes will make for greater mobility in our region.
Summer Metro Motion also drops in on the star-studded grand opening of La Plaza de Cultura y Artes -- the beautiful new interactive museum in downtown Los Angeles that is a tribute to our region's Mexican roots. The museum is the dream of L.A. County Supervisor and Metro Board Member Gloria Molina who championed the project for more than 10 years. La Plaza is easily reached via Metro and great for children, as well as adults.
For these stories and more, go to metro.net and search Metro Motion. Metro Motion runs quarterly on cable stations throughout Los Angeles County.