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October 28, 2005 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
A westward extension of Los Angeles' Red Line subway can be safely built below Wilshire Boulevard despite the presence of dangerous underground gases, a panel of tunneling and transportation experts concluded Thursday. "By following proper procedures and using appropriate technologies, the risk would be no greater than any other subway systems in the U.S.," the group concluded in a report to local transit officials.
October 27, 2005 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
A decade ago, North Hollywood was struggling. One of the oldest districts in the San Fernando Valley, the area had gained such a reputation for crime and blight that some well-heeled neighborhoods on the edges of North Hollywood actually got the city to change their names. Then the Northridge earthquake left dozens of aging storefronts in the business district destroyed. Today, North Hollywood is very much on the rise -- and many credit the revitalization to the Red Line.
October 15, 2005 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's dream of building a subway to the ocean won't begin with digging. Instead, the work will kick off later this month at a downtown hotel, where a handful of engineers and transit experts will tackle a question that has long stymied Los Angeles' subway system: Is it possible to tunnel below Wilshire Boulevard without blowing anything up? That answer is the first bureaucratic hurdle to clear if Villaraigosa wants to fulfill his campaign promise.
September 14, 2005 | Caitlin Liu, Times Staff Writer
The eastern terminus of the soon-to-open $350-million Metro Orange Line busway in the San Fernando Valley is just across the street from its most important transfer point, to the Red Line subway. But for years, government agencies argued over how to provide commuters with a safe and easy way to transfer between systems.
March 27, 2005 | Louise Roug
When you think of Southern California, public art and public transportation are perhaps not the first things that come to mind. But the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is out to change that. To add to artwork already in place at Metro stations throughout the Los Angeles area, the authority has commissioned a group of local artists to design works for the Metro Orange Line, scheduled to start operating in the San Fernando Valley this year.
February 25, 2005 | Erica Williams, Times Staff Writer
With new support of traffic-snarled Westside cities, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted Thursday to revive the issue of subway expansion and put it back into long-range transportation plans for Los Angeles County. The 11-2 vote was a very preliminary move toward overcoming the many legal and financial obstacles to extending the Red Line west along Wilshire Boulevard, one of the densest corridors in the nation.
December 14, 2004 | Caitlin Liu, Times Staff Writer
Transportation officials voted Monday to spend up to $7.9 million to speed construction of San Fernando Valley's Orange Line busway, which is six months behind schedule. In a separate action, directors of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority also postponed a controversial vote aimed at removing legal obstacles to extending the Metro Red Line subway.
July 28, 2004 | Caitlin Liu, Times Staff Writer
About 400 riders were safely evacuated from a Metro Red Line subway tunnel near downtown Los Angeles last weekend after equipment failures caused a four-car train to come to a virtual standstill, officials said Tuesday. The Saturday night evacuation was called after a frustrated passenger pulled open an emergency door and riders began wandering out into the tunnel between stations. Alarmed, Red Line employees shut down power to that portion of the subway to prevent electrocutions.
March 20, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
To cope with the parking shortage at the North Hollywood and Universal City Red Line subway stations, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to convert a small portion of their lots into reserved paid parking starting April 1. Riders who buy a $39 monthly permit will be able to park until 10:30 a.m. daily at any of the 25 green reserved spaces at each station. After that time, the spaces will be available to any rider for free.
August 9, 2003
Re "Gold Line Is Just Glitter," Commentary, Aug. 3: It is difficult to know where to begin discussing James E. Moore II's commentary on the Gold Line, especially since it has far more false words than the 16 in President Bush's State of the Union speech. Anybody who rode the Gold Line on opening weekend and every day since, as I have, is well aware of the thousands of passengers who ride the line daily. The Gold Line travels to Pasadena, where many people happen to work and play. Thus the Gold Line is serving "dispersed employment" and "non-work travel."
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