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January 31, 2008 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
Local transportation officials have come up with a list of about a dozen potential subway routes on the Westside, with most of the corridors following either Wilshire Boulevard or Santa Monica Boulevard -- or both. All of the routes, along with other mass transit options for the congested Westside, will be discussed at a series of public meetings that begin tonight.
December 23, 2007 | Tami Abdollah
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is offering a program to accommodate Christmas and New Year's travelers. Rides will be free on all rail and bus lines from 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve until 2 a.m. Christmas Day and the same hours on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. The Metro Gold Line will provide all-night service on New Year's Eve to aid the tens of thousands of people expected to travel to Pasadena for the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game. On Dec. 31 and Jan.
December 5, 2007 | Christopher Hawthorne, Times Staff Writer
The subway station is one of the newest building types in Greater Los Angeles. It is also one of the most thoroughly under-examined. When was the last time you thought, even fleetingly, about the design of L.A.'s subway and light-rail stops? One reason the stations have remained relatively anonymous, architecturally speaking, is that most have settled comfortably into the city's landscape.
November 3, 2007 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer
After trying for three decades to build a subway down Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles County transit officials are now considering a radically different route that would send the Westside rail line though Hollywood, West Hollywood and the Beverly Center area. The new proposed alignment for the "Subway to the Sea" would extend west from the Hollywood/Highland Red Line station, roughly following Santa Monica Boulevard through Beverly Hills.
October 26, 2007 | Jeffrey L. Rabin, Times Staff Writer
To reduce traffic congestion, the Los Angeles area needs to experiment with charging motorists to drive in special freeway lanes during peak periods, a Bush administration official told the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board Thursday. Tyler Duvall, assistant secretary for transportation policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation, said congestion pricing can improve the flow of traffic by giving motorists the option of paying a fee to travel faster during peak periods.
October 21, 2007 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer
An MTA bus rear-ended a pickup truck Saturday in a chain-reaction crash involving two other vehicles in Panorama City, leaving seven bus passengers with minor injuries, officials said. Two injured passengers were taken to Mission Community Hospital. Five others were released at the scene, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Ron Myers. The accident occurred just after 12:30 p.m.
September 28, 2007 | Rong-Gong Lin II and Sharon Bernstein, Times Staff Writers
Transportation officials on Thursday gave a green light to the largest "transit-oriented" development in L.A. County history, a $1.3-billion apartment, retail and high-rise office tower complex to be built at the terminus of the Red Line subway and Orange Line busway in North Hollywood.
August 24, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
About a dozen MTA bus riders suffered apparently minor injuries Thursday when their bus stopped abruptly to avoid a collision, authorities said. The incident, reported at 6:38 p.m., involved a bus heading south in the 700 block of Vermont Avenue, a few blocks south of Wilshire Boulevard. Passengers were jolted when the bus stopped short to avoid colliding with a car. Officials said Los Angeles paramedics took 12 or 13 passengers complaining of neck and back injuries to hospitals for treatment.
July 29, 2007 | Jeffrey L. Rabin, Times Staff Writer
A speeding car slammed into an MTA Orange Line bus Saturday in Van Nuys, injuring the motorist, bus driver and three passengers. Los Angeles firefighters extracted the trapped motorist, an unidentified woman in her 70s, from the car. She was transported to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills with serious injuries and may have lost an arm, said Dave Sotero, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
July 27, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
An MTA bus driver was killed Thursday night when his vehicle collided with a Lincoln Navigator in unincorporated Willowbrook, authorities said. Alex Gonzalez, a California Highway Patrol officer, said two other people were injured, one seriously. The accident on 120th Street at Wilmington Avenue, near Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital, was reported at 8:44 p.m., Gonzalez said. The bus driver was ejected from his vehicle.
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