Today’s Headlines

  • Metro/AEG Reach Fiscal Deal for Pico Station Expansion Near Farmers Field (Daily News, The Source)
  • Santa Monica Bike Center Program Lets People Test Ride a Bike for 2 Weeks (LAT)
  • Green Line LAX Connector Could Come in 8 Years (Daily Breeze)
  • Preservationists Rally for 10.2 Acre Park in Silver Lake (LAT)
  • So. Pas. Council Votes Yes on J (Star-News)
  • Measure J Would Build Transit, Tax Us (NBC 4)
  • Newton: Clear the Expo Tracks (LAT)
  • It’s Not Too Early to Obsess Over Mayor’s Race (Daily News)
  • The Soda Industry Is Swamping El Monte (LAT)
  • Happy 20th Birthday Metrolink…and TAP? (Primary Resources)
  • Megabus Testing Return of Service Between SF to LA (Cyclelicious)
  • Cyclist Angered By Brown’s 3 Feet Please Veto Vows to Vote Against Gov.’s Tax Plan (Biking In L.A.)
  • Maybe It’s Not Totally Worth It? Angelenos Against Gridlock Want 405 Widening Done Now (Press Release, Curbed)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Anonymous

    It’s good that they will be expanding Pico Station, but it doesn’t seem like it will really be enough to handle a large percentage of people going to the event. For comparison, consider the Kenmore Sq station on the Green Line in Boston, which is right next to Fenway Park. The need for grade separation at Pico, and probably Venice, is only going to become more apparent…

  • Soem of us are curious if Megabus learned lessons from their failed venture in this market a few years ago and will address them w/their return. Service quality/reliability plus marketing were partly why it flopped before. Also some questioned the routes they ran.

  • Erik Griswold

    Won’t it maybe be different now that they have a proper bus barn in Anaheim?

  • Erik Griswold

    Metro needs to start planning a trench-station, with the trench continuing south to or even beyond the Expo/Blue split, so that patrons can head to and from Pico/Chick Hearn and access both direction of trains.  
    This would also solve some of the conflicts along Flower.

  • “Won’t it maybe be different now that they have a proper bus barn in Anaheim?”

    yes, that is a good point. Erik is referring to the deal the owner of Megabus made earlier this year to buy bus yards from the bankrupt Coach America

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-18/stagecoach-expands-megabus-with-134-million-coach-america-deal.html