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Free Rides and Station Celebrations as Part of the Expo Line Extension Grand Opening

The highly awaited Expo Line extension to Downtown Santa Monica will open on May 20th, and Metro wants riders to celebrate the occasion. Metro will provide free rides on the Expo line beginning at noon on opening day and will continue until the close of service.  Don’t worry if you aren’t able to get a […]

Metro Honors Kobe Bryant’s Last Game with the Lakers

Metro paid tribute to basketball legend Kobe Bryant’s last game by changing the name of the Pico station, which services the Staples Center, to the Kobe station.  I visited the station yesterday to see Metro’s nod to the athlete, whose career with the Lakers spanned two decades. By the time I stopped by, at least […]

Pre-Revenue Train Service Begins on Expo Line Phase 2

If you saw an Expo Line train going to Santa Monica this morning, it wasn’t a case of the Monday’s tricking your head. Today Metro began its pre-revenue train service on Expo Line Phase 2 in preparation for its May 20th grand opening.  Trains will be going from Culver City to Santa Monica every 12-20 […]

Photos: Fiery Big Rig Accident Shuts Down Gold Line

The Metro Gold Line was the belle of the ball on Saturday with the opening of the Foothill Extension.  But just hours later on Sunday morning, a big rig driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the center divider.  The big rig landed on the tracks of the gold line and burst into […]

LA County “Rediscovers Gold”

LA County celebrates the opening of six new stations as part of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension. The 11.5 mile extension is the first Measure R sales tax-funded rail line to open to the public, and was completed on time and on budget. Metro board members and elected officials from the community joined together […]

Metro Announces Expo 2 Line Extension Opening Date

Mark your calendars!  Metro will officially open the second phase of the Expo Line on Friday, May 20.  The new extension will connect “Grand to the Sand,”completing a 15-mile rail project that connects Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica. Metro CEO Phil Washington announced on Thursday that the seven new stations of the extension will […]

I Took a Sneak Peek Train Ride on the Gold Line Extension

Metro invited me, along with Metro Board Members and members of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, to take a sneak peak train ride on the Gold Line Foothill Extension before its March 5th opening. We took the ride on the new Kinkisharyo trains.  The ride was the smoothest I’ve felt on any […]

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 […]

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 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 […]