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News, Santa Monica, Metro

Seventy Percent of Passengers on the Metro Expo Line are New Riders

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.


News, Santa Monica, Metro

Suspicious Item at Downtown Santa Monica Station Briefly Closes Metro

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.


News, Santa Monica, Metro

Brock on Your Block: Phil Rides Metro with Don Knabe, Supervisor Fourth District, LA

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.

Bergamot Station Celebration

News, Metro, Bergamot

Bergamot Station Party Welcomes Expo (VIDEO)

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.

Phil and Vic

News, Metro, Byob

Brock on Your Block: Phil Talks With Vic Simons on Balancing Transport

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.

Metro line Santa Monica

News, Metro

Meet Metro Monday at 6am at the Downtown Santa Monica Station

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.

The 10 bike racks provided by Metro at the Downtown Santa Monica station.

Metro, Santa Monica Expo, Santa Monica Bike Center

Metro Mobility

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.

Phil with Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker.

News, Metro, Byob, Byon

Brock on Your Block: Riding the Metro with Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, LA Country Metro

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.

Parking structure at Expo Sepulveda.

News, Santa Monica, Metro, Mewtro

Need Metro Expo Line Parking? You Can Buy Your Spot! Sunday

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.

Brock on Your Block

News, Metro, Expo, Phil Brock

Brock on Your Block: Phil Meets up with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on Expo

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.

Metro line Santa Monica

News, Metro, Collision

Breaking: Train vs. Car Collision on Lincoln and Colorado

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.


Big Blue Bus, Metro, 75 Breeze Bike Share, Santa Monica Expo

City of Santa Monica’s First Open Streets Event

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.

Metro line Santa Monica

News, Santa Monica, Metro

Free Metro Rides! May 20, 21

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

Metro line Santa Monica

News, Metro, Expo

A Train and Car Collide On The Expo Line

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.

Metro line Santa Monica

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Metro

Moneybags for Metro

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.

Test an Expo

News, Santa Monica, Metro, Expo

Joyriding the Santa Monica Metro

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.

Expo Line Turned Over

News, Metro, Gold Line

New Metro GoldLine Crash One Day After Opening, Take Note Santa Monica

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.

Santa Monica's Expo Line

News, Metro, Breaking, Expo

Breaking: It’s a Spring Start for Expo

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.

Expo Line Turned Over

News, Santa Monica, Metro, Expo

Expo Line Turned Over to Metro, Launch Date Imminent

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.

Metrolink Covina State

News, Metro, Breaking

Metrolink Strikes and Kills Pedestrian in Covina, is Santa Monica?

Posted Feb. 2, 2016, 11:38 am

A Metrolink train struck and killed a pedestrian today in the Covina area, authorities said.

There’s something about a train…

News, Opinion, Metro

There's Something About a Train

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…”

Safety Concerns Top Metro Community Meeting Agenda

News, Metro, Metor

Safety Concerns Top Metro Community Meeting Agenda

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.


News, Metro, Transit

Transit Ridership Declines Despite More Options

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.

Metro trains will run on a busy test schedule early today across West Los Angeles and Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail, Metro

Metro Trains To Run On Busy Test Schedule In Santa Monica 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.

Elected officials including L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, and L.A. Councilman Mike Bonin inspect a new Expo Line train that will run to Santa Monica in spring 2016.

News, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail, Metro

Metro Expo Line Renamed to Honor Ethel Bradley

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.

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