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Rosendahl’s Six Points for Modernizing LAX Heads to CPC

Los Angeles City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl has released six critical points for modernization at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in advance of a public hearing on a controversial plan to move the northern runways closer to homes in Westchester and Playa del Rey. Rosendahl’s six points, which are part of a letter addressed to the City Planning … Continue reading

City Launches Pedestrian Safety Initiative

City Launches Pedestrian Safety Initiative

The City unveiled a new pedestrian safety initiative that will replace dozens of traditional crosswalks throughout Los Angeles with a more visible design. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made the announcement today at the intersection of Fifth and Spring Street in downtown — the site of the first continental crosswalks. The improved crosswalk features two-foot wide yellow or … Continue reading

LA Celebrates Federal Loan to Crenshaw LAX Line

Transit advocates joined elected officials in Los Angeles to celebrate the approval of the federal $545.9 million loan to build the Crenshaw/LAX line. The loan, made possible through a $20 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) II grant, paves the way for MTA to construct a new light rail transit line along the Crenshaw … Continue reading

Surprise! Two Wilshire Ramps Open Early

Just in time for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year: Metro Los Angeles announced that two Wilshire on-off ramps opened to commuters on Friday morning. The westbound Wilshire Boulevard on-ramp to the northbound 405 Freeway, and the northbound off-ramp to westbound Wilshire are now open — three weeks earlier than planned (Metro). “I’m … Continue reading

Venice Rapid Bus Gets Green Light for Signal Priority

Riders on the Venice Rapid Bus Line 733 will soon experience a shorter commute. Metro just confirmed to the Office of Councilmember Bill Rosendahl that the transit agency will soon spend $6.2 million to  install traffic signal priority on Venice Boulevard and speed up the 733 rapid line. The funding will also include bus shelter construction. … Continue reading