Articles from September 2011
Road Construction, Shortcuts »
All approaches to the Sunset Bridge over the I-405 Freeway will be reconstructed over two 14-day closures beginning September 30, 2011. At its completion, the adjoining intersections and utilities will be raised to meet the new height of the reconstructed Sunset Bridge.
Though it is a Caltrans photo, I got this image from …
Dear Interstate 10,
I am breaking up with you. You have betrayed my trust one too many times — leaving me stuck in traffic with the humiliation of watching you carouse with other drivers going in the opposite direction. Fast. Tonight was the last straw… How could you?!? Traffic at 8 PM after a long day at the office? I’m a woman with needs. A …
Headline, Public Transportation, Shortcuts »
My colleague Lisa Napoli did a cool story today about a Los Angeles Monorail Proposal… from 50 years ago!!!
Photo accompanies the Preliminary Report on Financial Feasibility of a Goodell Monorail Passenger System between Los Angeles International Airport and the Wilshire-Downtown areas/Metro Transportation Library and Archive via Flickr via LAist
Jessica Pauline Ogilvie at Laist did a write up on the story.
“Have you …
Traffic on Twitter »
If the twitter hashtag has eluded you before, let this serve as an example of its power… Today twitterers are aflutter with news of President Obama’s effect on our delicate system of roads by using the hashtag #ObamaJamIV.
Join in on the conversation by adding the hashtag to your tweet, or just watch the news unfold before you throughout the day! You’re sure to catch …
Buses, Events, Headline, Public Transportation, Shortcuts »
!!!UPDATE!! 11:13 pm Welcome Back President Obama to Southern California = Traffic Gridlock? #obamajamIV
UPDATE 11:13 PM
It’s been a pretty painless day !!! I LOVE LA! About an hour ago, @SteveWeisntein tweeted this to me video. It was Shot by @tomblech.He said the president was leaving Fig & Olive, and ..”was tearing down Santa Monica Blvd.
He is now spending the night at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, and the streets look wonderful. Remember though, San Vicente will remain …
Buses, Events, Public Transportation, Shortcuts »
Great news today for our little ladies of LA! What a great opportunity for the girls about mass transit. Another teaching point…public transportation helps our environment by cutting down on car emissions.
Metro Authorizes Free Fares for Girl Scouts in Honor of 100th Anniversary The Metro Board today authorized free fares for all Girl Scouts in uniform on Oct. 29, 2011 in honor of their …
ROSENDAHL ADVISES RESIDENTS OF STREET CLOSURES FOR LA TRIATHLON Sunday race could cause traffic delays for those who live or work near Venice Blvd.
Thought you might be interested in this press release I recieved…
Councilmember Bill Rosendahl is advising residents that the celebrated Los Angeles Triathlon will close streets and potentially cause traffic problems on Sunday, September 25.
The event, which will include close to 3,000 racers and thousands of spectators, will start in Venice Beach and impact the area around Venice Boulevard in Rosendahl’s Westside district, mostly …
405 construction, Road Construction, Shortcuts »
UCLA Students Moving in this Weekend? 405 CLOSURES will Effect You! Her are Some Tips and Workarounds for Avoiding the Mess!!
Metro has a not only a great website to answer all of our transportation questions, they also have The Source. The Source is just that…a source for all things relating to transportation in LA. This is a a copy and paste from Kim Upton at The Source. Check out their website.
Heads up, all you students moving back to UCLA this weekend. You might …
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image from City’s Best
I received this from my friends at Metro about the upcoming Cherry Blossom Festival.
Go Metro to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Little Tokyo Take Metro to Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles for the 10th annual Cherry Blossom Festival on Sept. 24 and 25.
The festival will include many performances ranging from kimono fashion shows to dog contests, as well as …
Cars, Shortcuts, Tipshare, Traffic Pet Peeve »
Photo culled from google
Our state laws regarding cellphone use while at the wheel of our cars, and while we’re riding on two wheels, are staying status quo. Tuesday, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed State Bill 28, which would have seen fines for illegal cellphone use while driving doubled The bill also included new legislation that would have applied to bicyclists’ use of cellphones.
. Read the rest about this …