Archive for Metro

Real Time LA Metro Bus Tracking makes Riding Mass Transit a Little Easier

Mar 04, 2011 by Lisa Newton

As gas prices continue to rise, I’m going to use Metro more often.
However, a huge drawback when using Metro is the wait time at a particular bus stop.
If I knew in advance, for example, [...]

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The Soto Metro Station in Boyle Heights

Jan 31, 2011 by Lisa Newton

At the corner of 1st and Soto Street in Boyle Heights is where the Soto Metro Station is located.
Indeed, from the first moment I lied my eyes upon it, I silently said to myself, [...]

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10 Useful Activities You Can do While on the Bus

Dec 21, 2010 by Lisa Newton

More often than not, using the Metro will usually take longer than traveling by car, especially if you live on the Westside.
Therefore, successful time management is almost always one of the more important issues [...]

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Los Angeles Public Transit Commuters is on the Decline

Dec 16, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Unlike three other major metropolitan areas, the Los Angeles Metro saw fewer mass transit commuters in 2009 compared to 2008, based on a new study just published by the US Census Bureau.
In the survey entitled [...]

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How to save 1 Hour on your Commute time if you live in West LA

Dec 10, 2010

Do you live on the Westside?
If you do, you know how much of a hassle taking Metro can be. But don’t get me wrong, I really like Metro, but their service to the Westside isn’t [...]

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Google Maps, Metro, and the Big Blue Bus

Oct 14, 2010

The news is out, the Big Blue Bus finally made it to Google maps. Although it’s great news, it’s also about time.
After reading this news, I thought I’d play with Google a little bit [...]

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Mark your Calendars: The Great California ShakeOut is Coming (again)!

Oct 14, 2010

Are you ready for the Big One? As you hopefully recall, not too long ago, Travelin’ Local reported on this important event previously.
When I first moved to Los Angeles, several of my family and friends [...]

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game – Using Metro Buses to Watch the LA Dodgers

Sep 15, 2010

Everybody knows that we’re Laker crazy here in LA.. But the Los Angeles Dodgers are also near and dear to our hearts.
Although this year they’re next to last place in Major League Baseball’s National Western [...]

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The Samitaur Tower in Culver City – a Tribute to Design

Sep 05, 2010

On Saturday, I took a 2010 Chevy Camaro for a spin and ended up at the corner of Hayden Avenue and National Boulevard in Culver City, to view a brand new “building.”
It looks unlike [...]

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Big Blue Bus Rates Dramatically Increase

Aug 31, 2010

Monday, the beginning of the work and school week grind and if you regularly ride the Big Blue Bus to get to your destination, you were greeted with a huge surprise.
That’s right; the price [...]

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The Metro Red Line of the Future

Aug 05, 2010

Have you ever traveled on the subway, only to have forgotten something like a book that would have made your trip more enhoyable?
Maybe you forgot to charge your cell-phone, which disables your ability to [...]

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This Saturday see and learn how the CRA of Los Angeles has changed our City

Jul 08, 2010

Now in its 35th year of existence, we’re finally formally celebrating the CRA’s dedication, contribution, and role in the redevelopment of the Central Business District Redevelopment Project Area, (CBD), in downtown Los Angeles.
Therefore, the [...]

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How to use Google Maps and the Los Angeles Metro

Apr 19, 2010

Do you use Google maps to get from where you are to where you’re going? Whenever I’m going to a new location for a Travelin’ Local article, I always use Google Maps, and I’ll tell [...]

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Sittin’ Back and Takin’ the Amtrak from LA to San Diego

Feb 18, 2010

The snow-capped mountains are at your left. The crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean are at your right. You’re zipping along the coast at a comfortable speed and the only thing on your mind is [...]

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