Beginning June 26, 2016, Metro will be testing All-Door Boarding along the full Silver Line route, allowing for faster boarding and service. All passengers will be required to have a valid TAP card in order to ride the Silver Line.
The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is Metro’s roadmap to improve mobility, provide more transportation options, stimulate our local economy, and create jobs. The vision of this program is to enhance our public transit program by investing in our bus system while expanding our rail system. The plan is also delivering highway improvements such as new carpool lanes and projects that are easing freeway bottlenecks for both auto and truck traffic. And, the plan invests in many other programs, including transit operations, highway maintenance, local street improvements, bicycle and pedestrian connections, and transit services for the disabled.
Bluecut fire in San Bernardino National Forest
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Pedestrian tunnel between Red Line and Orange Line in NoHo now Open
The new pedestrian tunnel connecting the Orange Line and Red Line stations in North Hollywood is now open. The project should eliminate for many riders the mad dash across busy Lankershim Boulevard to catch a bus or train.
Brace yourselves! RoseJam continues this weekend as Caltrans closes the eastbound Foothill Freeway (I-210) between Mountain Street and Lake Avenue in Pasadena for 34-hours on two separate weekends. The first closure will begin Saturday, August 13 at 7 p.m. and continue through Monday, August 15 at 5 a.m.
So what should you do to prepare for the second round of RoseJam closures? First, we recommend that you avoid the area. Not only will you likely be stuck in traffic and experience heavy delays on eastbound I-210, but as an active construction site, vehicles and workers will be entering and exiting the work zone. Should you have weekend plans and need to use I-210, we strongly advise you to plan ahead, use alternate routes, and check traffic conditions before leaving by calling 511.
Go Metro to see your Los Angeles RamsMetro will be running extra service on the Expo Line for Rams games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Expo trains will be running every six minutes before and after Family Day this Saturday and the Rams first preseason game versus the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, Aug. 13. Parking at the Coliseum will be in extremely short supply (all available spaces were sold to season ticket holders) and traffic in that area is a bear.
For more information on how to ride Metro to the Coliseum click here.
Metro Guided Tours
Take a Guided Tour of the Expo, Red and Purple Line
It’s easy to explore destinations all around town on Metro. Learn how to get started with a FREE guided rail tour of the Metro Expo, Red and Purple Lines.
Metro’s tour guides will provide useful tips on how to:
- Purchase and load a Transit Access Pass (TAP) card
- Plan a trip
- Use Nextrip and Metro’s mobile app
- Transfer between different bus/rail lines
- Identify transit connections and destinations
Learn about Metro’s current and future rail lines and how Metro can become a commuting alternative for you. Bike and safety tips will also be provided.
Tours take place every day and begin at various Metro Rail stations.
Tours are free, however tour guests are responsible for purchasing their own TAP cards. Cards cost $1, and can be loaded with one-way fare ($1.75), roundtrip fare ($3.50) or a Day Pass ($7), which is good for travel all day on any Metro bus or rail line.
To reserve your spot, sign up here. You will receive an email within 48 hours of registering, confirming the date, time and location of your tour.
Please note that tour requests will be processed on a first come, first served basis. There will be a maximum of 20 people on each tour.
Dodger Stadium Express Loading Location Change
Due to the Patsaouras Plaza Closure, Dodger Stadium Express will have a new boarding location for the duration of the season. Board near the passenger drop-off/ valet area near Mozaic Apartments in Union Station West.
OC Fair Express
Travel directly to the OC Fair from 9 locations! Step aboard and OCTA will hand you a coupon for $3 OC Fair admission. You’ll avoid the cost and hassle of parking and save $9 on admission. You’ll be saving so much you can afford to go to the OC Fair more than once!
Everyone loves the OC Fair! Why not leave the driving to us by hopping onboard the OC Fair Express? The OC Fair Express provides direct bus service to and from the OC Fair from 9 convenient Orange County locations and drops you off at the Yellow Gate entrance at the fair.
The OC Fair Express runs at these times during the OC Fair (July 15 – August 14):
- Friday: 12 noon – 12 midnight
- Saturday: 10 am – 12 midnight
- Sunday: 10 am – 12 midnight
Departure times for the last bus vary by location. Please check the schedule for your location by clicking on the city located on the OC Fair Express system map below.
Free DASH rides for Metro 7-day or 30-day pass holders
As part of a new pilot program beginning Friday (July 1) and running through Dec. 31, Metro riders with a TAP card loaded with a seven-day or 30-day pass will be able to ride DASH for free.
The project is part of the California Climate Investments, which use proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide benefits to communities around the state.
The DASH system — run by the city of Los Angeles — is a great way to make first-and-last mile connections to Metro. Here’s a list of all the lines at the DASH website
Metro Bike Share is Here!
The Metro Bike Share has launched in Downtown Los Angeles! With up to 1000 self-service bikes and up to 65 stations available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, Metro Bike Share will offer convenient round-the-clock access to a fleet of bicycles for short trips and to get to transit on your schedule. Metro Bike Share will be an additional public transportation option for Angelenos and visitors to get around Downtown Angeles. It is fast, fun and affordable!
The Metro Bike Share station network will provide about twice as many bike parking spaces — or what we refer to as “dock points” — as there are bikes. This maximizes available bike share parking when you arrive at your destination station. You will be able to see real-time bike and dock availability on the app and online station map.
If you already have a Metro TAP card, you can register it and purchase a Monthly or Flex pass. If you don't have a TAP card, purchase a pass and you will receive a shiny new Metro Bike Share registered TAP card.
All-Door Boarding Pilot
Bus Plaza Closure
On July 11, 2016 the Patsaouras Bus Plaza located at One Gateway Plaza/Union Station will close for construction until October 10, 2016 to undergo needed resurfacing repairs. During the closure, all buses and shuttles that currently enter the plaza will be moved to temporary bus stops. Private vehicles will enter the new Union Station East Passenger Pick-up/Drop-off Facility through either one of two entrances on Vignes Street, and will no longer enter the bus plaza. For more information please visit https://www.metro.net/riding/bus-plaza-closure/