Category The People of Metro

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 […]

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 […]

This Tuesday: Best of New Urbanism Film Festival 2014 Screening

This coming Tuesday, March 24th, you will have your chance to see all the short films and performances that took home an award at the 2014 New Urbanism Film Festival in Los Angeles.  If you missed the festival last year, now is your chance to see the best entertainment relating to urban planning, architecture, health […]

Photos: No Pants Metro Ride

Last Sunday was the return of the No Pants Metro Ride in cities all over the world. LA’s ride had great participation, despite the rainy conditions (c’mon, if New York can do it in January, so can LA). Riders came dressed in the silliest and sexiest undies for a wacky day on the subway. The […]

This Sunday: No Pants Metro Ride 2015

It’s about time for my favorite, and probably only acceptable, event on the subway that involves a partial state of undress: the No Pants Metro Ride! Hundreds of panty-clad Angelenos will be taking over the rail lines this Sunday for LA’s annual No Pants Metro Ride.  The ride begins at several different stations throughout the […]