Hooray For Hollywood: Your Streetcar Is Here, But Your Subway Doesn’t Arrive For Almost 50 Years

Northbound Highland Avenue just south of Hollywood Boulevard, looking northwest. The Hotel Hollywood is at the northwest corner of the intersection which is the current site of the Hollywood & Highland Entertainment Complex and Metro’s Red Line Hollywood/Highland station. Note…

Getting To Dodger Stadium: The Aerial Gondola And Escalators That Never Were

 The successful launch of the Dodger Stadium Express this month allows many people to not only fight traffic and reduce air pollution, but to take other public transportation to Union Station to take advantage of the shuttle service. We wanted…

100 Years Before The Gold Line…

 Long before the Arroyo Seco Parkway became the first of many iconic freeways in the Los Angeles area, the Los Angeles Railway rolled through the Mt. Washington and Highland Park neighborhoods where the Gold Line now runs.

Economic Impact Study: Measure R Projects, 2009-2038

One driving force behind this blog is the multitude of highway and transit improvement projects being planned and completed over the next 30 years. The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation has released The Construction Impact Of Metro’s Measure R…

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Broadway at Olympic Boulevard, 1940 As you may already know, The Metro Library collects news headlines related to transit and transportation from newspapers, magazines, journals, blogs, advocacy organizations and other sources to help inform thousands of people every day. We…