Purple Line Extension Receives $1.6 Billion in Federal Funding
January 4, 2017 - 10:55am
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced nearly $1.5 billion in federal grants and loans to build the second phase of the Metro Purple Line extension between Beverly Hills and Century City. To read the entire Ubanize LA article click here.
LAX and Metro Airport Connector on list of 2016’s most exciting LA design proposals
December 29, 2016 - 10:49am
Developers are as keen as ever on LA, and some of their new buildings and makeovers stand to reinvigorate, the look and feel of the city. This year, plans were filed almost daily for new housing complexes, creative offices, towers, hotels, and museums, and, in some cases, we were lucky enough to get renderings showing what some of those new or converted buildings might look like. To read the entire Curbed LA article click here.
Transit Oriented Developments Sought Along Crenshaw/LAX Line
December 19, 2016 - 3:53pm
For years, Metro has looked to boost ridership on its expanding rail network by allowing residential and commercial developments on agency-controlled land near stations. Los Angeles County is now looking to get in on the action, with two opportunity sites adjacent to the under-construction Crenshaw/LAX Line. To read the entire Urbanize.LA article click here.
LA approves Zero Waste LA
December 16, 2016 - 9:49am
Following a vote by the Los Angeles City Council, multiple council members held a press conference alongside 200 members of the Don’t Waste LA Coalition celebrating final approval of the Zero Waste LA exclusive franchise system. To read the entire Recycling Today article click here.
LA River Champion Steps Down
December 8, 2016 - 3:12pm
At its headwaters in the hills of the northwestern San Fernando Valley, it is nothing more than a trickle in the rocks — just like any other river, anywhere. In some of its reaches, past the Hansen Dam, the reeds grow so high and the banks so swampy, so positively Mesopotamian, that people want to camp and fish there — just like any other river. To read the entire Long Beach PressTelegram.com article click here.
San Diego Chargers May Move to LA
December 6, 2016 - 2:28pm
When the NFL voted earlier this year to let the Rams relocate to Los Angeles, it also gave the San Diego Chargers the limited-time option to move north and share the Rams’ new Inglewood stadium. Unable to get a new stadium built in San Diego, ESPN reports it’s looking likely that, “barring a miracle,” the Chargers will take the opportunity to move to Los Angeles. To read the entire LA.Curbed.com article click here.
Fossils Found During Purple Line Dig
December 1, 2016 - 5:33pm
Metro has been digging the Purple Line extension and, as they expected, they've made some pretty interesting discoveries. The latest came during work on the Wilshire/La Brea stop. This recent find is the first time they've found mammal remains in this particular part of the project. To read the entire LAist.com article click here.
Metro Rail Connection to LAX Moves Forward
December 1, 2016 - 5:17pm
The long-desired rail link to Los Angeles International Airport just took another step towards reality. Earlier today, the Metro Board of Directors certified the final environmental impact report for the Airport Metro Connector's 96th Street Transit Station, which would connect the Green and Crenshaw/LAX lines to an automated people mover that would serve the LAX central terminal area. To read the entire Urbanize.LA article click here.
Feeling Safer on LA Transit
November 30, 2016 - 2:28pm
Los Angeles County is the midst of a public transit building boom, with five rail lines recently completed or under construction. Voters this month passed Measure M, a permanent sales tax increase that will fund one of the nation’s most ambitious and expensive transportation system expansions, with plans to double the length of the rail network and put more buses on the roads. To read the entire LATimes.com editorial click here.
Route Chosen for Downtown LA Streetcar
November 30, 2016 - 12:28pm
Plans for a new streetcar system servicing Downtown Los Angeles keep chugging right along, with the LA City Council unanimously certifying the project’s environmental impact report at its Tuesday meeting. To read the entire LA.Curbed.com article click here.