L.A. Metro News

L.A. Metro news that affect commuters.

Sep 302013
Go Metro To REDCATs Radar L.A. Theater Festival

  Go Metro to REDCAT’s Radar L.A. Theater Festival and Save 20 Percent on Select Performances REDCAT is celebrating its 10th anniversary as CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary art with Radar L.A., an international festival of contemporary theater taking place Sept. 24 to Oct. 1. The festival’s second edition features 18 innovative works by leading […]

Jun 112013
Metro Announces New Summer Art Tours

Metro Announces New Summer Art Tours: Metro Art Moves_DTLA This summer, Metro launches a new series of tours, Metro Art Moves_DTLA. The new series expands Metro’s year round tour program providing creative explorations of stations in downtown Los Angeles. The Metro Art Moves_DTLA tours are a fresh, new approach that aims to increase transit ridership […]

Feb 202013
Off Ramp Planned Beginning Friday, March 1, 2013

55-Hour Northbound-Only I-405 Freeway Lane Reductions between Montana Avenue and Getty Center Drive Off-Ramp Planned Beginning Friday, March 1, 2013 Beginning Friday night, March 1, 2013, the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project will reduce the northbound I-405 from five lanes to two between Montana Avenue and the Getty Center off-ramp in West Los Angeles for […]

Feb 022013
Artesia Metro Blue Line Station Roadway Project Underway

Artesia Metro Blue Line Station Roadway Project Underway Beginning Monday, Feb. 4 the bus roadway at the Artesia Metro Blue Line Station will be reconstructed and a water line under the roadway will be replaced. The project will be constructed in seven phases and is expected to take approximately 90 days to complete. The station […]

Dec 272012
Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan

Union Station is the region’s primary transit hub, connecting Southern California counties whose combined population totals more than 17 million. Metro purchased the iconic downtown LA station in 2011. More than 60,000 travelers and commuters access the station’s transit providers, which include Metro bus and rail lines, Metrolink commuter rail, Amtrak long-distance rail, and numerous […]

Oct 232012
I-405 Sepulveda Pass Project

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project will add a 10-mile HOV lane and improve supporting infrastructure such as ramps, bridges and sound walls on the San Diego Fwy. (I-405); while widening lanes from the Santa Monica Fwy. (I-10) to the Ventura Fwy. (US-101). This project will reduce existing and forecasted traffic congestion on the I-405 […]

Sep 252012
The Programs Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has Championed in L.A.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa earns top industry honors for advancements in public transportation The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) award honors Mayor Villaraigosa, the three-time chairman of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and a member of the Board since 2005, for his contributions to the public transportation industry through policy, legislative initiative, […]

Sep 102012
I-405 Motorist Advisory

I-405 Motorist Advisory: Advance Weekend I-405 Closures Required to Prepare for “Carmageddon II” Mulholland Bridge Demolition The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Autority (Metro) and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) are advising the public that two extended, 10-hour directional freeway closures will be required on the weekends leading up to “Carmageddon II” September 29-30 to […]

Sep 032012
I-405 Has Earned Its Place

District  7  Projects I-405 Sepulveda Pass Project THE  PROJECT A 10-mile northbound HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle, or carpool) lane will be constructed on the San Diego Freeway (I-405) from the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10) to the Ventura Freeway (U.S. 101). Additional improvements include: realigning existing on- and off- ramps, removing, replacing and constructing new bridge […]

Aug 172012

The EZ transit pass — the monthly pass good for travel on 25 different public transit carriers throughout Los Angeles County — will begin the transition from paper to TAP cards Sept. 1, making it easier for customers to travel without transfers, renew their passes each month and replace their cards, should they be lost […]

Aug 092012
Date Set for Space Shuttle Endeavour Arrival at California Science Center

We finally have a date for arrival and transfer of Space Shuttle Endeavour to the California Science Center, just steps from the Expo Park/USC station. Endeavour will be flown in to LAX Sept. 20, weather permitting, on top of a NASA Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier. It then will be transferred to a United Airlines hangar […]

Jun 292012

Go Metro to the American Heroes Air Show and Ride a Helicopter If you’ve ever wanted to take a ride on a helicopter, now’s your chance. Head out to the American Heroes Air Show, the nation’s premier helicopter-only aviation event, and make sure to go Metro to receive a five percent discount on helicopter rides. […]