Today’s Headlines

  • Oberstar: Midwest is ahead of California in high-speed rail planning (MinnPost)
  • EPA Allows CA to Limit Car Emissions (Times)
  • Local Papers Checks in on L.B. Sharrows (Press-Telegram, LB Post)
  • Hit and Run Driver Hits Fox News Reporter Covering Jackson Death (Daily News)
  • Metro Starts "Gold Line Bus" and Tweaks Some Rapid Schedules (LAist)
  • Chicago Looking for New Transpo. Commissioner (Carfree Chicago via
  • Summer Streets 2009: 13 NYC Neighborhoods Get Car-Free Days (NYT)
  • “Metro Cancels “Gold Line Bus” and Some Rapids”

    This may need to be tweaked as to wording.

    Actually only one Rapid was cancelled–and it was folded into a revamping of service along the San Fernando Road corridor. Kymbereligh Richards explains it on her website Transit Insider:

    And the Gold Line bus was started, not cancelled. It runs until the Gold Line extension finally starts (September?)

  • “Metro Starts “Gold Line Bus” and Tweaks Some Rapid Schedules”

    Much better!

    Line 632 timetable is now online

    SO.CA.TA members may do an informal ride Friday July 10th in late afternoon/early evening. See what ridership is like with a meal stop along the route.

  • Of course, in one of the fastest about faces for the MTA that I have ever seen, MTA has decided to cancel the Gold Line emulator east of Indiana Station, forcing riders onto the Montebello Line 40. So the line has effectively been neutered and will not go to East LA.

  • The SO.CA.TA informal exploration of the 632 will start at Patsaouras Transit Plaza, bay 5 at 4 p.m. on Friday July 10th. Members of the public are welcome to join us. Be sure to have a Metro pass or bring change for the applicable fare. We likely will stop along the way to eat at a restaurant near one of the stops.

    BTYW, the page on the Metro website has been updated to reflect the changes that start Monday. But the link to it on the website has been pulled, maybe because the map has yet to be adjusted…