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A vision of what Downtown LA might have been

For years, neighbors tried to revive a coral tree left over from the days when planners starting building out—but never finished—a Jetsonian vision of street life.

LAX is banning Lyft, Uber curbside pickups

All pickups will be directed to a centralized lot near Terminal 1.

Congestion pricing in Los Angeles, explained

Metro announced Thursday that it has awarded $5.5 million to two firms to study a congestion pricing pilot program in LA.

Open streets event ‘Arroyo Fest’ to shut down 110 Freeway in 2020

Angelenos will be free to experience the historic roadway without cars.

Metro boosts service to alleviate Expo Line crowds, but riders say it’s not enough

"It gets so crowded sometimes people can’t move," one rider says.

‘There are just a heck of a lot of people getting away with this’

In the city of Los Angeles, less than 1 percent of drivers who flee a crash scene where someone was injured are eventually convicted of a felony.

Are scooters too dangerous for LA’s streets?

In Los Angeles, riders must share lanes with cars—or face a $197 fine.

Residents push for protected bike lanes on Sunset

The lanes would run from Dodger Stadium to East Hollywood.

Downtown Expo Line stations will reopen Saturday

A two-month closure is coming to an end.

New Valley councilmember ‘100 percent’ opposed to Metro bus-rapid line on Nordhoff

The line would connect North Hollywood and Chatsworth.

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.

Metro opens first bike share stations in the Valley

The agency’s bikes can now be found throughout the North Hollywood area.

Glendale mulls plans for $250M streetcar

It would run through downtown Glendale, replicating existing bus service in the city—at a far greater cost.

It’s getting easier to visit Griffith Park without driving

DASH buses will now come every 15 minutes seven days a week.

Beverly Hills school district has spent $15M fighting Westside subway

A citizens’ oversight committee is questioning the use of that money.

Train from Los Angeles to Las Vegas? Metro officials are talking with Virgin

Rail to San Bernardino County is already in the works.

Metro leaders call for more bus lanes, all-door boarding

They’re looking to reverse years of ridership decline.

Price tag swells to $9B for rail line through Sepulveda Pass

The project’s cost could be worth it: Metro says it would get riders from the Valley to LAX in under 40 minutes.

Study for aerial tram to Griffith Park now underway

Multiple developers have proposed building gondolas to the Hollywood Sign.

Outlook ‘depressing’ for Metro’s 28 by ’28 goal

At least $3.3 billion in additional funding is needed just to speed up four of the largest projects.

This winter, you’ll be able to pay for Metro rides with your phone

Pay for trains and buses with a swipe of the phone.

Eagle Rock split on Colorado Boulevard bus lanes

"Yesterday’s meeting more closely resembled an episode of the Jerry Springer Show than an official public information session," says resident.

1959 ad shows where in LA you could get on a ‘funliner’ bus

The advertisement emphasizes the strength of LA’s bus system at a time when the city’s once-bustling streetcar lines were being slowly taken out of service.

LA tests wavy bike barrier to protect cyclists from passing cars

Bicyclists heading to the Mid-City CicLAvia got to test out the new barriers.

Metro has a plan to bring more Angelenos to parks and beaches

Pilot projects will boost transit service to Chantry Flat, Hansen Dam, and Kenneth Hahn Park.

The 1899 plan to build a bike highway from Pasadena to Downtown

It’s a bittersweet tale of what might have been.

Metro Board will delay discussion of North Valley BRT

It’s been a year of ups and downs for Metro’s bus projects.

Downtown LA Expo Line stations closing for two months

The 7th Street/Metro Center and Pico stations shut down Saturday.

Metro: ‘No complaints’ about Flower Street bus-only lane

The Downtown LA pilot project is moving 60 buses every hour.

‘Stop this madness’: Valley residents trying to block bus rapid transit

It’s one of 28 projects Metro aims to complete in time for the Olympics.

Hawk hitchhikes on car, terrifies driver in Westlake

Spoiler: The hawk did not tip, and it did not leave a review.

LA leaders say scooter companies must ‘do better’

Among their complaints: The devices continue to be parked improperly.

Digging finishes on the Westside subway’s first tunnel

The boring machines will eventually move enough dirt to fill 150 Olympic-size swimming pools.

Uber planning ‘skyports’ for flying taxi service in LA

The ride-hailing company plans to start operating electric aircraft in Los Angeles by 2023.

Mystery developer wants to build mixed-user atop Westlake Metro station

Developers have been trying to build there since 2006.

25 years after ‘Speed,’ can LA get its buses moving again?

Los Angeles desperately needs to boost ridership on buses, but they’re not a very appealing choice when they move 10 mph.

Major West Hollywood streets shutting down for LA Pride

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

LA will make city buses free for students

Nearly one-quarter of riders use DASH buses to get to and from school.