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  • Man with pellet gun shoots bus driver, passengers in South L.A.

     
    A man armed with a pellet gun wounded a bus driver and several passengers Wednesday night in South Los Angeles, police said. The shooting occurred on a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus near Broadway and Vernon Avenue, according to the Los......
  • Wanted: Dirt, plants and gardeners at Vermont Square

     
    Community gardens dispatch No. 30: Vermont Square Vermont Square is a place that deserves a big group hug from L.A. gardeners. Since founder Helen Johnson died a few years ago, twin gardens straddling the 4700 block of traffic-clogged Vermont Avenue......
  • L.A. leaders call on MTA to put rail station in Leimert Park Village [Updated]

     
    Government, community and cultural leaders gathered in Leimert Park on Wednesday to declare a “unified front” in their quest for additions to the planned Crenshaw/Los Angeles International Airport rail line that will run through South L.A. and...
  • GPS technology helping L.A. bus riders tell if their ride will be on time

     
    L.A. transit officials are unveiling new technology to help riders know when their bus will arrive. Dubbed NexTrip, the online service uses GPS and other technologies to track buses on their routes. It is "designed to help take the guesswork......
  • A crash-less course in driving MTA's new natural gas bus

     
    Nothing stops like an MTA bus. I know this because I was driving one the other day and nearly sent my instructor flying through the bus’ windshield after he told me to hit the brakes as hard as I could.......
  • Critics of 710 Freeway tunnel propose alternative: Cargo rail line on San Gabriel River

     
    Critics of a plan to finish the final link of the 710 Freeway by tunneling under South Pasadena have proposed an alternative plan for improving traffic flow. Two dozen people concerned about the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's tunnel...
  • Metro warns of possible delays on trips to Tournament of Roses

     
    The stormy weather is causing transportation officials to warn about possible weather-related delays on the light-rail service to the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl. “When the land is so soaked, that loosens trees and they can fall on the right-of-ways,”.....
  • Gold Line having delays between Pasadena, East Los Angeles

     
    A rain-related power outage is causing delays on the Gold Line light rail between Pasadena and East Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said. A section of the Gold Line suffered a power outage Saturday night, and trains were being......
  • Pedestrian is killed by Blue Line commuter train

     
    A male pedestrian was struck and killed by a southbound Blue Line light-rail train late Friday in Willowbrook, an unincorporated area near Compton, authorities said. The incident was reported about 7:40 p.m. near the 130th Street crossing, said Gayle...
  • MTA considering more freeway toll lanes to reduce congestion [Updated]

     
    Advancing their experiment with toll roads, Los Angeles County transportation officials are considering more projects for local highways -- including a freeway on the Westside -- that would allow solo motorists to pay to use carpool lanes. A preliminary...
  • GOP-controlled House might hinder Villaraigosa's transit funding request

     
    After Tuesday's election, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa could have a tougher time securing federal aid for his plan to accelerate a dozen local transit projects, including the much-heralded Westside subway extension. That's because the Republican...