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Los Angeles Traffic

LA just had its longest stretch of clean air since 1980

It’s a small silver lining.

Would free Metro fares get cars off the road in LA?

The head of LA’s countywide transit agency has proposed tolling drivers in order to pay for free rides on trains and buses—as soon as 2028.

Metro to spend $27M studying 405 toll lanes through Sepulveda Pass

Could tolling drivers speed up travel times?

Here’s the route for CicLAvia’s open streets festival in Hollywood

Streets will be closed to cars for 6.5 miles, from East Hollywood to West Hollywood.

Number of LA residents dealing with commute times over 90 minutes surges

More than 150,000 people in LA County spend three hours traveling to-and-from work.

Major West Hollywood streets shutting down for LA Pride

Much of Santa Monica Boulevard will close for the annual parade and festival.

Memorial Day traffic will peak this afternoon

Want to avoid traffic? Don’t hit the road this afternoon.

Five years after Sepulveda Pass widening, travel times on the 405 keep getting worse

Some rush-hour commutes are taking 50 percent longer.

LA wants Waze to stop sending drivers down small side streets

The city is trying to control cut-through traffic on residential streets.

LA transportation department recommends leaving Rowena road diet intact

Safety advocates worried the project could be undone.

Traffic expected with Trump Beverly Hills visit

The president will be in LA briefly this afternoon.

Tolling drivers could reduce Westside rush hour travel times by 24 percent

A new study looks at charging drivers $4 in West LA and Santa Monica.

Here are the street closures for the LA Marathon

Getting around the city could be a challenge Sunday morning.

Construction kicks off on tram that will ferry you around LAX

The shuttle will connect the airport to LA’s rail network.

Venice Boulevard road diet, protected bike lanes will remain in place

The City Council voted down an appeal that would have reversed lane reconfigurations in Mar Vista.

Metro orders study on tolls for LA drivers

Congestion pricing could alleviate traffic in the region—but some board members are skeptical.

Here are the Hollywood street closures for the 2019 Oscars

Some streets are already off-limits for vehicles.

LA is the fifth worst U.S. city for traffic, report says

In 2018, drivers spent more than 100 hours stuck in traffic.

To make transit work, does LA need to make driving harder?

New research finds that Angelenos are willing to pay for public transit—but they don’t want to ride it.

Metro will stop requiring FasTrak transponders on express lanes

The agency is testing a "pay as you go" model, where drivers will be sent a $4 bill—instead of a $25 fine.

Metro directors question fairness of congestion pricing

Some members of Metro’s board say the policy "seems punitive."

Metro will recommend moving forward with congestion pricing, says CEO

Could tolls on drivers solve LA’s traffic problem?

How to watch the 2019 Rose Parade

Everything you need to know about this year’s parade.

Here are the worst times to travel for Christmas

If you’re flying, plan to get to LAX two hours early.

Metro approves $450M plan for unbuilt 710 extension—and environmental groups aren’t happy

They say the projects are too car-focused.

Metro CEO supports congestion pricing, free fares on public transit

New tolls on drivers could cover rides on trains and buses.

Thanksgiving traffic in LA could be worse than usual this year

Hitting the road this week? Here are the worst times to travel.

LA is still trying to stop cut-through traffic caused by Waze

But is there anything the city can do?

Here’s when Fourth of July traffic will be at its worst

Trip length could double on Tuesday afternoon.

Memorial Day traffic will hit peak congestion Friday afternoon

This will be the busiest Memorial Day in over a decade.

LA trying to get Waze traffic off one of the nation’s steepest streets

Residents say apps like Waze have brought too many vehicles to precarious Baxter Street.

What should Metro build through the Sepulveda Pass?

A train? A monorail? You decide.

A guide to street closures for the 2018 LA Marathon

Plenty of streets will close for the race on Sunday. Here’s a guide to which streets will be shut down when.

Trump’s first LA visit as president includes a night at the Wilshire Grand

The president’s California trip is over.

Metro board moves forward with 710 overhaul, but wants to wait on widening

The agency will focus on cheaper, less disruptive projects in the meantime.

Metro moves forward with plan to widen the 710 freeway

Opponents call the project a "1950s-era solution" to congestion on the busy route.

Councilmember David Ryu deals another blow to LA ‘road diets’

Several neighborhood groups had asked to reduce traffic lanes for cars on a stretch of Sixth Street.

Road warriors: Brace yourselves for lots of Thanksgiving traffic

The Automobile Club of Southern California projects the highest number of Turkey Day travelers in nearly a decade.

Are LA’s road diets in jeopardy?

The city planned to narrow roads in order to make them safer, but the strategy is proving unpopular, even among some elected officials.