Posted Sep. 18, 2016, 12:26 pm
A new survey conducted by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) found that 70 percent of those using the Expo Line to Santa Monica are new riders and of those new riders 44 percent used to drive and 23 percent used to take the bus.
Posted Jun. 30, 2016, 11:47 am
A suspicious item has just been removed from the Metro Expo Line Station in downtown Santa Monica at Fourth Street and Colorado Avenue, which had been closed briefly, according to Metro. Full rail service is resuming, according to Metro.
Posted Jun. 3, 2016, 8:58 am
Phil rides the new Expo Line with Don Knabe, Supervisor Fourth District, County of LA. Phil and Don discuss the Expo Line, homelessness, parks and other issues in our sprawling county.
Posted May. 25, 2016, 1:30 pm
Expo Party time! The station at 26th street and Bergamot, which is connected to the Bergamot Station group of art galleries, was lively with locals giddy to be able to ride the new train.
Posted May. 25, 2016, 1:28 pm
Phil interviews Vic Simons, Lead Contributor to Tramways & Urban Transit Magazine in the UK, to learn his observations of our new Expo Line. Then he takes a train trip to have a quick lunch at Mel's Fish Shack, a block from the Farmdale station on the Expo Line.
Posted May. 22, 2016, 10:20 am
Metro Chief Communications Officer Pauletta Tonilas will be at the Expo Line’s Downtown Santa Monica Station at 6 a.m. Monday, May 23, to thank commuters for using the new rail extension.
Posted May. 20, 2016, 8:59 am
A total of 10 bicycle racks stand on the north side of Metro’s new Expo Line Downtown Santa Monica station. A further 10 racks have been installed by the City of Santa Monica on the south side. With Metro’s Expo Line opening to Santa Monica today, that means a total 40 cyclists will be able to lock their bikes to a rack, safe and sound at the station before heading east.
Posted May. 18, 2016, 1:59 pm
Phil rides the Expo VIP Press Train with Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, Member of the Board of Directors of the LA County Metro.
Posted May. 13, 2016, 12:34 pm
A total of 221 Metro Expo Line parking spots will be up for sale Sunday morning, enabling early-morning commuters a guaranteed place to park at three Expo stations.
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Posted May. 12, 2016, 12:49 pm
Phil gets on-board Expo and speaks with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti about the opening of our new Metro line to Santa Monica.
Posted May. 12, 2016, 8:14 am
At approximately 7:30pm last night the Santa Monica Fire Department received word of a train vs. car collision at the intersection of Lincoln and Colorado Blvd.
Posted May. 11, 2016, 12:57 pm
City of Santa Monica’s First Open Streets Event – Coast, Presented by Metro – to Be Held on June 5th.Two miles of streets in downtown Santa Monica will be car-free with art, music, food, and activities along the route.
Posted Apr. 29, 2016, 11:54 am
As part of the celebrations for the opening of the Expo Line to Santa Monica on Friday, May 20, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will offer free rides on Friday and Saturday and will hold station celebrations on Saturday, May 21
Posted Apr. 13, 2016, 10:55 am
A Metro Expo Line train and a car collided today near the Expo/Western Station southwest of downtown Los Angeles, but no injuries were reported.
Posted Mar. 25, 2016, 8:00 am
Test trains are taking to the tracks in the lead up to the much-anticipated Metro Expo Line service to Santa Monica. City coffers are also gearing up for the launch, and related activities, with party and PR bills slated to surpass $1 million.
Posted Mar. 22, 2016, 1:51 pm
Passenger service on the Expo Line extension from Culver City to Santa Monica won't begin until May 20, but trains began running on the route yesterday at 12- to 20-minute intervals to simulate full service as part of preparations to open the line.
Posted Mar. 6, 2016, 9:30 am
The crash of a big rig on the Foothill (210) Freeway near San Gabriel Boulevard has resulted in the Metro Gold Line being shutdown between the Allen and Arcadia stations, officials said today.
Posted Feb. 25, 2016, 12:53 pm
After being without rail transit for 63 years, Santa Monica will be connected to Metro’s system this spring, with much-awaited Expo Line services beginning Friday May 20, 2016, the transportation authority announced today.
Posted Feb. 24, 2016, 2:09 pm
The Expo Line Phase 2 rail operations and maintenance facility in Santa Monica was turned over to Metro on yesterday.
Posted Feb. 2, 2016, 11:38 am
A Metrolink train struck and killed a pedestrian today in the Covina area, authorities said.
Posted Feb. 2, 2016, 10:21 am
Opinion: Years ago, the late singer-songwriter Richie Havens got a gig writing a tune for Amtrak commercials. His husky voice had a wonderful quality of instant credibility and it was effective in relaying a simple idea regarding rail transportation: “There’s something about a train…”
Posted Jan. 29, 2016, 12:45 pm
Safety concerns raised as a sizeable collection of residents gather at Santa Monica’s Main Library Auditorium Wednesday night to take part in Metro’s “It’s Time To Take Part in the Metro Line” meeting.
Posted Jan. 27, 2016, 10:30 am
For almost a decade, transit ridership has declined across Southern California despite costly efforts to entice people out of their cars and onto buses and trains, and transportation officials are trying to figure out why, it was reported today.
Posted Nov. 28, 2015, 9:28 am
Metro trains will run on a busy test schedule early today across West Los Angeles and Santa Monica, Metro officials said.
Posted Oct. 10, 2015, 9:55 am
The Metro Expo/La Brea rail station was renamed Friday in honor of Ethel Bradley, the city's longest-reigning first lady credited with inspiring black women to improve their social, educational and economic status.