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Garcetti Paints Rosy Picture of Los Angeles’ Future Transportation

  With billions of dollars set to flow into its coffers over the coming decades, leaders of Metro painted a rosy and optimistic future for the agency and for transportation in Los Angeles County Wednesday at an annual State of the Agency Report event at Union Station in downtown.

Beverly Hills News – City of Beverly Hills Disputes School District Statement

In a press release Wednesday evening, the City of Beverly Hills responded to a letter from Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD) Superintendent Dr. Michael Bregy, in which he outlined their ongoing concerns over the planned Metro Purple Line Extension beneath the bungalows at Beverly Hills High School.

Beverly Hills News – City to Host Metro Update for Two Stations in Beverly Hills

The City will host a meeting on the Metro Purple Line Extension 6:30-8 p.m. October 11 in the Municipal Room at City Hall, 2nd Floor, 455 N. Rexford Drive.

Beverly Hills News – Purple Line Receives Full Federal Funding of $1.187 Billion to Complete Project

Nearly $1.5 billion in federal grants and loans will help extend the Metro Purple line subway through Beverly Hills and Century City, officials announced Wednesday.

Metro Seeks Half-Cent Sales Tax Hike

The Metro board of directors voted 11-2 today to move forward with a November ballot measure calling for a half-cent sales-tax hike to raise money for public transit projects and maintenance in Los Angeles County.

Beverly Hills News – City Council to Consider Demolition Permit for Construction of Purple Line

Metro's La Cienega Station takes another leap toward becoming a reality Tuesday with the consideration of a permit to demolish the buildings at 8471-8485 Wilshire Blvd., 14 N. La Cienega Blvd., 111 Gale Dr., 8401 Wilshire Blvd. and 8421 Wilshire Blvd. for the future construction and laydown locations for Section 1 of the Westside Subway Extension Project.

Beverly Hills News – City Council to Explore a Second Portal at Wilshire/Rodeo Metro Station

With work underway at the La Cienega station to relocate utilities, the Beverly Hills City Council began discussions on the second Beverly Hills "Wilshire/Rodeo" portal for the Metro Purple Line Extension, to be located on Wilshire Boulevard between the alley on N. Canon Drive and Reeves Drive.

Beverly Hills News – Council Study Session Set to Examine Planned Wilshire/Rodeo Purple Line Extension

City Staff will be seeking direction on providing a second portal to exit on the North side of the street at the Business Triangle for the Rodeo Drive/Wilshire segment of the Purple Line Extension.

Metro Blue Line Celebrates 25 Years Of Service

A Metro Blue Line train chugged through a celebratory banner today near the Pico Station in downtown Los Angeles to help the Metropolitan Transportation Authority mark its 25th anniversary of providing rail service.  

LA Metro Partners With Zipcar for First/Last-Mile Rides

Metro public transit riders in the Los Angeles area will be able to reserve from a fleet of 20 loaner vehicles under a partnership with car-sharing company Zipcar, it was announced today.

There’s an App for That- And Bus Riders Who Have It May Soon Get a Discount

City DASH bus riders who pay fares with TAP cards, mobile apps or other electronic methods would pay less under a proposal that will soon be considered by the Los Angeles City Council.

Beverly Hills News – Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit Opens Tomorrow To The East, West Of Beverly Hills

Starting tomorrow morning, motorists on Wilshire Boulevard will no longer be allowed to drive on five miles of newly designated concrete bus lanes during weekdays from 7-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.

Beverly Hills News – Metro Checks for $65,000 Go Out to Cover Business Lost

The first $65,000 in checks will go out from Metro to small businesses losing business because of tunneling in front of their shops, Metro said today.

Beverly Hills News – Southwest Beverly Hills HOA Talks Metro, Measure E

A meeting of the Southwest Beverly Hills Homeowners Association Wednesday evening at Roxbury Park proved a fertile forum to discuss issues related to accelerating Measure E bond money, school buildings, Metro plans and BHHS oil leases.

Metro Rolls Out New Safety Measures On Buses, Including Surveillance Cameras

Surveillance cameras, hard plastic barriers and other measures are being rolled out on Metro buses to protect drivers against assaults, transit officials announced today.

Beverly Hills News – Community Meeting On Purple Line Subway Extension Tonight At La Cienega Park

This evening at 6:30 p.m. at the La Cienega Park Community Center, the City of Beverly Hills is holding the first of two meetings to hear what residents have to say about potential impacts from construction of the La Cienega Metro Station as part of the Purple Line subway extension.
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