Friday News Bits: BikeLA, Metro Freeway Expansion, and More
Metro transit ridership continues to grow, closing in on pre-pandemic levels. A Metro committee approved $207M for two freeway expansion projects. And BikeLA is downsizing.
How the 10 Freeway Closure is Impacting Transit Riders
As the 10 Freeway closure clogs central L.A. surface streets, Metro and L.A. City claim they are making trains go faster. Agencies haven't shared their data, but on the ground results don't seem to validate claims of significant gains.
Help Metro Rename the Future West Santa Ana Branch Rail Line
The future 19-mile rail line will serve Artesia, Bell, Bellflower, Cerritos, Cudahy, Downey, Florence-Firestone, Huntington Park, L.A., Paramount, South Gate, and Vernon
Metro Looks to Approve $207M for Two Freeway Expansion Projects
Metro wants $174 million to add one more lane to the 91 Freeway in North Long Beach, and $33 million for one more lane on the South Street off-ramp in Cerritos, an initial phase setting up future widening of the 605 Freeway
Alhambra’s Bike & Ped Safety Plan Calls for 50 Miles of New Bike Lanes
The plan also outlines several pedestrian priority zones, with features to enhance street safety.