Archive for Metro

The Metro and Poetry in Motion

Nov 01, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Poetry in Motion® is a program that was developed by the Poetry Society of America and the MTA New York City Transit in 1992 to make bus and subway riding a more pleasurable and enlightening [...]

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Chinatown’s Metro Station

Oct 29, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Artist Chusien Chang packed a punch with her amazing design aesthetic, as you can see from the photo above. The Chinatown Metro station– set in an open-air ambiance–creates a compelling effect; it’s amazing visually and [...]

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5 Ways to use your Bike while riding Metro

Aug 30, 2009 by Lisa Newton

We already know biking to work—and bicycling in general– is good for you, your health, your environment, and your pocketbook, but what if you live too far to bike to work?
Here are 5 ways [...]

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What’s the most efficient way to transport 300 passengers?

Aug 23, 2009 by Lisa Newton

It’s a thought-provoking question. Here in Los Angeles, the car capital of the world, the average car on the freeway carries 1.1 passengers, and we spend an average of 100 hours per year commuting to [...]

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The Metro, Neighborhoods, and Maintenance Yards

Aug 05, 2009

Would you want to have a Metro Maintenance Yard in your community or on your street? Most people want the “status quo” and prefer that any new municipal, civic, cultural, and private development occur somewhere [...]

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The Metro Gold Line Extension is coming to East Los Angeles

Aug 03, 2009

With the upcoming opening of the Gold Line Extension soon approaching, I wanted to provide a quick preview of the route and its proposed stops.
The Metro’s Gold Line Extension features include:

Six miles of new rail, [...]

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Welcome to the Metro Gold Line Car Wash

Jul 27, 2009

Have you ever wondered how the Metro keeps their trains clean?
A Clean Train is much better than a Dirty Train!
A few days ago, I was among a fortunate few to be able to take [...]

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The Los Angeles Metro Vanpool Program

Jul 20, 2009

Most people aren’t aware of it, but the Los Angeles Metro has a Vanpool Program that provides alternative transportation choices for commuters, improves air quality, reduces traffic congestion in Los Angeles County, and provides a [...]

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Reduce the Costs of Traffic Congestion by using Metro

Jul 13, 2009

Just released this week, the Texas Transportation Institute’s Annual Mobility Report concludes that:
“Travelers spent one hour less stuck in traffic in 2007 than they did the year before and wasted one gallon less gasoline than [...]

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Free Park and Ride with the Los Angeles Metro

Jul 06, 2009

Who doesn’t like free stuff?
Free parking is included in the Metro’s Park and Ride Lots throughout the City, and they’re all part of, and connected to, a Metro location.
Why own a Car but also [...]

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The Los Angeles Metro is now on Google Maps

Jul 03, 2009

Just in time for the  4th of July weekend—now anybody can effortlessly access Los Angeles Metro routes simply by using Google Maps. This has been in the works for quite some time and now the [...]

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Metro Monday’s Tour Maps

Jun 29, 2009

Last week, I had an enlightening email exchange with one of my readers who is soon traveling to California to visit his children.
He doesn’t live here, so he isn’t very familiar with the LA Metro [...]

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Big Blue Boasts Better Bus Stops

Jun 22, 2009

As the need for additional Metro and Blue lines increases, the Los Angeles Metro and the Santa Monica Blue Bus’ are meeting their ridership challenges, and at the same time creating new and improved transit [...]

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Olvera Street the Alley of the City of the Angels

Jun 16, 2009

Taking a quick appraisal of most of our State’s–and the Southwestern States– its hard to not see our history from simply reading a map or street sign—from San Francisco, San Jose, Sonoma Valley, to San [...]

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