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Red And Purple Line Trains Could Come Every Four Minutes With New Grant
Metro is one step closer to speeding up service on both the Red and Purple lines, thanks to a $69 million grant from the state. The grant money, which was awarded to the transit agency on Tuesday, will go towards installing a more efficient process for turning Red and Purple line trains around at Union Station, Curbed LA reports. Right now, the trains must change direction while stopped at the platforms. Metro intends to change this so that trains keep going past Union Station and turn around in a maintenance yard. Using this method, 30 trains could pass through the station in an hour, meaning trains could arrive every four minutes during peak hours. This would significantly decrease rider wait time; currently, trains come about every ten minutes during peak hours.
With this grant, Metro now has about half of the $163 million they need for the project. The projected completion date is sometime in 2023. According to a release from the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), the grant is made possible through the state’s Cap and Trade auction proceeds. Fourteen projects were selected out of 41 applications from across the state.
Metro recently opened a new pedestrian bridge connecting the North Hollywood Red Line Station with the plaza of the Metro Orange Line Station, shaving off about four or five minutes for commuters who are transferring between lines.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.