Category Metro Adventures

Pictures: Golden Dragon Parade 2016 – Year of the Monkey

Chinatown was full of celebration over the weekend as revelers welcomed in the Lunar New Year.  The highlight was the annual Golden Dragon Parade.  Dragons, marching bands, and beauty queens got the crowd excited. I took the Gold Line to the Chinatown station to enjoy the festivities.  Metro was definitely the smart way to travel […]

Photos: No Pants Metro Ride 2016 in LA

Pantless party time! Sunday was the annual (and chilly!) No Pants Metro Ride. Cities worldwide participated, but I’d like to think that LA did it best.  Loaded Hollywood hosted the after party after the no pants revelers paraded their chonies down Hollywood Blvd. The booze was flowing, and the bands were on point.  Check out […]

Realtime Arrival Info for Metro Now on Google Maps

I had a friend ask me this week for help planning his route to work using Metro.  His motorcycle was in the shop, and he needed to get to Santa Monica from Downtown LA.  I gave him my route of choice (720 all the way!), but suggested he check with Google Maps to see if […]

Metro Art Presents: Downtown Los Angelesland

Looking for a fun event tonight in Downtown LA? Well, look no further, because Metro has you covered! Tonight at 7:00, join Ambassador of America, Charles Phoenix, for a free presentation which explores DTLA’s historic landmarks, attractions and treasures. The event will be held in the Historic Ticketing Hall of Union Station.  Bring a friend, […]

Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension to Open March 5, 2016

Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington announced on Thursday that Phase 1 of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Project will officially open to the public on Saturday, March 5, 2016.  This will be the first rail line funded and built with the 2008 Measure R countywide sales tax. The Gold Line Extension will extend nearly […]

Metro to Harassers: “It’s Off Limits”

Metro, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) and the community organization Peace Over Violence (POV), announced last week that its doubling down their efforts to thwart sexual harassment on the bus and rail system. Last spring, Metro rolled out the initial phase of the “It’s Off Limits” campaign.  Metro’s semi-annual Customer […]

Thank You, Metro and LASD

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about an experience at Union Station where a Metro Sheriff made a sexually harassing comment towards me.  I was blown away by the responses I received from that post. My blog quickly made its way to Paul Gonzales, Senior Public Communications Officer for Metro.  Paul has been spearheading Metro’s […]

An Open Letter to the Metro Sheriff Who Sexually Harassed Me – UPDATED

You may not remember me, Officer, but I remember you.  I was the tall blond woman heading to the Gold Line platform at Union Station during the evening rush hour on Monday.  I was dressed appropriately for the office, in business slacks and a button down shirt.  You were the Metro sheriff in his late […]

Kids and Metro

Any metro rider has had this experience.  A mom and her child board the bus, and the little one is restless and squirmy.  He starts to babble loudly, and then begins to scream.  Despite the mom’s best efforts, her child breaks into a full blown tantrum.  The cries echo through the bus and thoroughly disrupt […]

Can we just talk about how awesome it was that I jumped into a moving bus?

A few nights ago, I was meeting some friends in downtown for dinner.  I made sure to check the Metro app before leaving the house in order to plan my trip accordingly.  We were meeting up at 8:30, and that’s a rather crucial time to catch a bus.  After peak hours, buses come much less […]