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Big Blue Bus Annual Meeting

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Westsiders: How would you like the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus to connect to the subway? That’s the big topic up for discussion at BBB’s round of annual community meetings. The BBB wants to take the Rapid 7 line that runs down Pico to go all the way east to meet the Metro Red Line […]

This Weekend: The AltCar Expo in Santa Monica

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Tomorrow and Sunday will mark the Fourth AltCar Expo & Conference in Santa Monica.  Admission is free and directions can be found on the AltCar’s website. In 2007, I went to the AltCar Expo in Santa Monica and reviewed it for Street Heat in one of my first posts and first ventures into transportation reform […]

Open Thread: Expo Phase Two Grand Opening

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The day Los Angeles transit enthusiasts have been waiting for finally arrived this morning when the 6.6 mile extension of the Expo line opened, bringing passenger rail back to the westside of L.A. County for the first time since 1953. Opening festivities continue tomorrow with celebrations at five of the seven new stations and a celebration […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

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The week starts a little slow, but it heats up fast starting on Wednesday. It ends with a Streetsblog/SaMo Next fundraiser. That’s fun. Wednesday, Thursday– The Metro Board of Directors Committee meetings splash down this week. There’s nothing earth shattering on the agenda, the coolest meeting is a special meeting on Union Station we’ll discuss […]

The 2nd Annual Alt Car Expo

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StreetHeat took its first field trip this weekend to the 2007 Alternative Energy and Transportation Expo in Santa Monica. While I was wowed by cars that get 100 miles per gallon and bikes that do some of the pedaling for you…what was most important for this blogger was a chance to start meeting some folks […]

Expo Is Coming, Santa Monica! But When Will It Get Here?

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Expo Phase II completes the long-anticipated rail connection between Downtown Los Angeles and Downtown Santa Monica. Construction on Phase II began in 2011. Currently, the Expo line ends in Culver City. When the new 6.6-mile extension opens next year, it will be possible to take the train from the beach to Downtown Los Angeles for […]