Long Beach Metro

Public Invited to Help Improve Pedestrian Access at Transit Stations

Metro Willow Blue Line Photo from the Wikimedia Commons. The public is invited to participate in “Sidewalk Stories,” an interactive show-and-tell presentation that will help put new ideas into motion for improving pedestrian access to transit stations around the City.

Metro Plans Four Weekend Blue Line Station Closures

Metro Willow Blue Line Photo from the Wikimedia Commons. To continue the $1.2 billion overhaul of the Metro Blue Line, the region’s oldest light rail system, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) plans four weekend closures that will affect travelers to Long Beach.

Regulatory red tape is a red flag for business in California

metro-car Last week, the Metro Board of Directors was informed by Kinkisharyo International, who was contracted to build new Metro rail cars, that the company was withdrawing plans to construct a manufacturing plant in Los Angeles County.

Long Beach Uses Metro Downtime for Downtown Beautification Project

Metro Willow Blue Line Photo from the Wikimedia Commons. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) took advantage of Metro Blue Line station temporary closures in Downtown Long Beach to perform ground maintenance. Metro began a major renovation project in the area Sept.

Man Dies After Accident with Blue Line Train

caution crime Saturday, the Long Beach Police Department was notified a person involved in a collision with a Los Angeles Metro Blue Line train last Friday has died. Robert Lee Mills, an 89-year-old resident of Signal Hill, had sufferd major injuries from the collision and was pronounced deceased early this morning.

Residents Invited to WalkForth Event and Help Make Long Beach More Pedestrian-Friendly

walking-sidewalk The public is invited to WalkForth, an interactive event that will exhibit proposed improvement concepts that could be incorporated at Metro stations around the City.  The demonstration will include mid-block crossings, curb extensions, landscaped medians, green alleys and more for community input on Friday, September 19, at 11:00 am, on Fourth Street between Long Beach Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue.

Long Beach Transit Announces Service Changes

lb-transit-bus Starting Sunday, June 1, Long Beach Transit service changes will commence. In addition to usual adjustments, the Passport route will be on a long-term detour as the City of Long Beach works on the Pine Avenue Improvement project which is scheduled in segments through April 2015.

METRANS Gets $2M Grant to Study Transportation Competitiveness

METRANS Transportation Center The METRANS Transportation Center, a partnership between the University of Southern California and California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), recently received two awards from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DoT) University Transportation Centers (UTC) program.

Vice Mayor Garcia & Councilmembers Seek Improvements to Long Beach Metro Stations

Metro Willow Blue Line Photo from the Wikimedia Commons. Vice Mayor Robert Garcia has authored legislation to ask the City Council to take a position on installing electronic turnstiles at all 8 Long Beach Metro stations, and address other ongoing issues including replacement of public art, public safety, landscaping, and maintenance.

Your Vote Could Help Long Beach Name That Blue Line Station

Name That Station Residents can vote for a new moniker for the Long Beach Transit Mall in Name That Station. Now is your chance to make a mark on Long Beach by participating in the naming of the Blue Line station on First Street, between Pine and Pacific avenues.

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