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19 139 Board crashes for the 2nd time, losing many posts
by mattapoisett
Jun 12, 2013 6:21:28 GMT -8
No New Posts Meetings and Activities

Upcoming meetings and activities of The Transit Coalition and the "Friends of..." groups

Moderators: Transit Coalition, Bart Reed

65 126 Meeting: Thursday, February 4, 2016 @ 6 p.m.
by Transit Coalition
Jan 11, 2016 11:15:44 GMT -8
No New Posts In The News

Hot-button issues worth talking about

Moderator: Transit Coalition

95 1,051 Metro News Thread
by masonite
Feb 28, 2024 12:51:10 GMT -8

Rail Transit

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No New Posts Metro's Crenshaw/LAX Corridor - LA's Second North-South Rail Corridor

Project currently under construction, expected opening in 2020. Information regarding the Crenshaw/LAX Corridor from the Green Line to Exposition Blvd and its continuation north to the Purple and Red Lines.

Moderators: Transit Coalition, JerardWright

23 2,442 CRENSHAW LINE Project Developments
by bzcat
Jun 30, 2023 11:44:53 GMT -8
No New Posts Metro's Regional Connector - Downtown's Second Subway

Project under construction, expected opening 2021. The Regional Connector will link the most successful light rail lines in the nation (Blue, Expo, Gold) together through the Downtown LA CBD

Moderator: Transit Coalition

20 1,991 Metro Regional Connector Project Developments
by mattapoisett
Nov 4, 2023 9:13:37 GMT -8
No New Posts Metro's Sepulveda Pass & ESFV Transit Corridors (aka Valley-Westside Rail)

Currently under environmental review. Discussion of possible project alternatives, alignments, technologies, and timelines for the Metro Measure R & M "San Fernando Valley I-405 Corridor Connection," also known as the "Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor."

Moderators: Transit Coalition, regen, JerardWright

Sub-boards: Metro Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor, Metro East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor

21 1,367 Sepulveda Pass extension into the SFV
by Elton
Feb 3, 2024 2:03:25 GMT -8
No New Posts Metro's West Santa Ana Branch Corridor (Eco Rapid)

Currently under environmental review. Discussion on the Lynwood-Santa Ana ROW, funded under Measures R & M, that will run from Artesia/Cerritos to Downtown LA by 2028.

Moderators: JerardWright, Transit Coalition

3 565 Santa Ana branch general discussion
by usmc1401
Feb 7, 2024 18:40:52 GMT -8
No New Posts Metro Blue Line - Los Angeles to Long Beach

Opened in 1990, L.A.'s return to rail transit: Operational and service issues

Moderator: Transit Coalition

43 1,242 Metro explores Blue Line speed upgrades, express service
by bluelineshawn
Nov 29, 2019 8:03:35 GMT -8
No New Posts Metro Red and Purple Lines - All branches and extensions

L.A.'s first heavy rail subway, Opened in 1993: Political changes, ridership, service issues, extensions, the "Subway to the Sea", and other developments (www.Friends4TheRedLine.com)

Moderator: Transit Coalition

Sub-boards: Metro Red Line - LA/Union Station to North Hollywood, Metro Purple Line - LA/Union Station to Wilshire/Western and eventually to Westwood

90 3,674 Suspended Segment extensions - Better or Worse?
by johanragle
Jul 27, 2023 11:36:43 GMT -8
No New Posts Metro Green Line - All branches and extensions

First opened in 1995 from Redondo Beach to Norwalk; History, features, service issues, extensions and developments on the freeway line that goes from nowhere to nowhere

Moderator: Transit Coalition

Sub-boards: Metro Green Line - Redondo Beach to Norwalk, Metro Green Line - South Bay Extension, Airport Metro Connector

26 704 Connecting to the Norwalk Metrolink Station
by fissure
Aug 30, 2022 16:01:35 GMT -8
No New Posts Metro Gold Line - All branches and extensions

First opened in 2003; Current information, service issues, and other developments on L.A.'s light rail line serving the SG Valley and Eastside.

Sub-boards: Metro Gold Line - Los Angeles to Pasadena, Metro Gold Line - Eastside Extension, Metro Gold Line - Foothill Extension

59 3,736 Combined Light Rail Ridership
by macross287
Jul 14, 2022 8:01:48 GMT -8
No New Posts Metro Expo Line - Los Angeles to Santa Monica

First opened in 2012, completed in 2016. Questions, news and views about the history and operations of the Expo Rail & Bike Corridor from LA to Santa Monica (www.Friends4Expo.org)

Moderator: Transit Coalition

89 16,113 Why the extra track and platform at downtown Santa Monica?
by bzcat
Dec 21, 2020 13:03:31 GMT -8
No New Posts Harbor Subdivision Line - Los Angeles to South Bay via LAX

News, views, and information on the rail line that will directly connect LA Union Station to LAX and the South Bay area.

3 161 Harbor Sub is cut.
by bzcat
Jan 17, 2022 22:58:13 GMT -8
No New Posts Metrolink - Southern California Regional Rail

Developments in the multi-county rail system that links the Southland including the aim to increase Metrolink train frequencies in the Southland to 30 minutes between trains, including late at night and weekends! (www.metrolinkmax.com)

Moderator: Transit Coalition

71 1,002 Antelope Valley Line Improvements
by mattapoisett
Jan 20, 2023 14:04:39 GMT -8
No New Posts San Diego Rail Transit - The Sprinter, Coaster, and Trolley

Talk about the San Diego Trolley, the Sprinter, the Coaster and other transit projects down south.

Moderator: Transit Coalition

8 121 Delays of 15-30 min on eastbound Sprinter trains today?
by pithecanthropus
Dec 15, 2015 22:49:19 GMT -8
No New Posts Pacific Electric Railway Red Cars & The L.A. Railway Yellow Cars- Past, Present and Future

History, memories, news, information on our former rail transit systems and efforts to recreate them.

Moderator: Transit Coalition

27 306 Then and now
by bzcat
Jun 7, 2021 14:02:50 GMT -8
No New Posts Angels Flight and All That Fun(icular) Stuff

News and updates on the old and current Angels Flight, plus other funicular systems in Los Angeles and elsewhere

Moderator: Transit Coalition

6 55 Angels Flight Railway to reopen
by tramfan
Sept 6, 2017 12:56:47 GMT -8
No New Posts Maglev & Monorail - Technology Pipedreamers Hype

Monorail and MAGnetic LEVitation may come to a transportation corridor near you (or not!)

Moderator: Transit Coalition

17 117 Elon Musk and the Hyperloop system
by jdrcrasher
Feb 13, 2021 8:22:04 GMT -8
No New Posts The Dream - Proposed New Rail Lines

Ideas that are not part of Metro or Metrolink long-range plans and are not extensions or spurs from existing lines.

Moderator: Transit Coalition

Sub-board: Metro - Silver Lake to El Monte

61 988 The Dream... final build out of LA rail/BRT lines
by fissure
Dec 1, 2021 14:11:59 GMT -8
No New Posts Other Rail Projects - OCTA CenterLine and Others

Latest news and developments about other officially discussed urban rail projects in Orange County and Southern California (www.railadvocates.org)

Moderator: Transit Coalition

8 104 Yellow Line deleted off wikipedia.
by Philip
Feb 20, 2015 15:00:12 GMT -8
No New Posts Subway and Rail Lines Across the Nation and Around the World

Stories, features & comments about rail service outside the Golden State (not pertaining to Amtrak): NYC, Chicago, London, Tokyo, Mexico, Paris and all points in between

Moderator: Transit Coalition

64 309 Seattle Transit
by bzcat
Dec 23, 2021 13:26:43 GMT -8

Bus Transit and Road Transportation

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No New Posts Bus Rapid Transit & Metro Rapid Bus - Enhanced Bus Transit

The fast-expanding Metro Rapid bus system and other Southern California BRT-Bus Only Lane projects promise to bring a speedy and immediate alternative to slow rides across the region (Metro Rapid & BRT).

Moderator: Transit Coalition

Sub-boards: Metro Orange Line - North Hollywood to Chatsworth, Metro Silver Line - Harbor Transitway Section - Los Angeles to San Pedro via the Harbor Freeway, Metro Silver Line - El Monte Busway & Foothill Transit - Los Angeles to El Monte and Beyond, CNG Articulated & Double Deck Buses

71 1,041 Metro NoHo-Pasadena Express
by numble
Sept 27, 2021 13:21:47 GMT -8
No New Posts Metro Bus - L.A.'s Bus System

Ridership, challenges, route changes, improvements and other details regarding Metro Local and Express bus services

Moderator: Transit Coalition

68 418 Metro bus service blueprint
by bzcat
Dec 30, 2019 10:42:02 GMT -8
No New Posts Municipal Bus Systems in Los Angeles County

Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, Culver City Transit, Glendale Beeline, Torrance Transit, Gardena Transit, Santa Clarita Transit and more

Moderator: Transit Coalition

50 179 Culver City Bus will be rolling out Live GTFS Data
by mattapoisett
Feb 3, 2020 10:48:28 GMT -8
No New Posts HOT and HOV Lanes

Discussion on pay-as-you-go exclusive lanes, as well as carpool lanes.

4 32 105 ExpressLanes
by numble
Sept 27, 2019 11:40:23 GMT -8
No New Posts Bikeways - Los Angeles Bike System Developments

Commentary and details about bikeways in Los Angeles, the U.S. & the world

Moderator: Transit Coalition

10 33 Los Angeles City Bike Plan
by Alexis Kasperavičius
Oct 19, 2012 6:27:16 GMT -8
No New Posts Metro Angels - The Carpool Forum!

Maximize the capacity of your car - rideshare! Use this forum to make posts if you want to look for carpool partners or are offering to rideshare.

Moderator: Transit Coalition

1 6 Satisfying Federal Standards
by jejozwik
Aug 27, 2008 15:00:04 GMT -8
No New Posts Private Vehicle Transportation - The Southern California Freeway System

Discussion related to cars and trucks: New highways, road development, problems and improvements, hybrid and electric powered vehicles, Caltrans news, and hidden car, fuel and parking costs

Moderator: Transit Coalition

36 199 Boring Company proposals
by numble
May 17, 2019 15:04:49 GMT -8
No New Posts A Better Inland Empire

The Transit Coalition's A Better Inland Empire project is dedicated to advocate for the development of a safe, fast, cost effective and environmentally sound multi-modal transportation network all around the Inland Empire and connecting regions powered by productive public transit agencies and a robust private market: A Better Inland Empire

Moderator: Transit Coalition

11 57 Redlands Rail
by matthewb
Sept 4, 2016 3:20:11 GMT -8
No New Posts Bus Systems in Southern California and Elsewhere

OCTA, OMNItrans, Ventura County, NCTD, San Diego MTS, plus discussion on private and intercity bus service

Moderator: Transit Coalition

35 207 A story on Mexico City's Metrobús Rapid Transit
by mattapoisett
Nov 22, 2018 7:18:20 GMT -8

Train Riders' Association of California (TRAC) -- Statewide Rail Issues

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No New Posts TRAC Contact Information

Contact information for Train Riders' Association of California

1 1 TRAC Contact Info
by Transit Coalition
Jan 14, 2011 10:28:08 GMT -8
No New Posts Amtrak California & LOSSAN - Statewide Intercity Rail

Pacific Surfliner, San Joaquins and Capitol Corridor service, future Coast Daylight service, San Luis Obispo-Los Angeles-San Diego corridor issues and rail developments across the state

34 357 State Awards $82m for SoCal Rail Improvements
by usmc1401
Feb 28, 2024 8:37:54 GMT -8
No New Posts High Speed Rail - California and Elsewhere

Steel wheels on steel rails: California High Speed Rail Authority & national developments

Moderator: Transit Coalition

33 682 Current updates on CA High-Speed Rail News
by fissure
Aug 17, 2022 10:41:16 GMT -8
No New Posts Bay Area Commuter Rail Transit

Talk about SMART, CalTrain, ACE and other transit projects up north.

2 2 Caltrain Electrification (2019)
by rubbertoe
Mar 20, 2014 6:59:15 GMT -8
No New Posts Bay Area Urban Rail Transit

Talk about BART, MUNI, VTA Light Rail.

Moderator: Transit Coalition

35 77 SF Muni wants to Extend 3rd Street to Chinatown
by culvercitylocke
Apr 5, 2018 9:30:14 GMT -8
No New Posts Amtrak National Network & the Northeast Corridor

National passenger rail, long-distance service, and other state corridors: Funding issues, improvements, future services and challenges

14 36 NPR- America's Romance with Rails may rise
by Alexis Kasperavičius
Nov 16, 2010 17:52:57 GMT -8
No New Posts Coast Starlight Communities Network

Discussion on the Los Angeles-Seattle daily Amtrak service.

0 0 No posts have been made on this board.
No New Posts TRAC Feedback

Share your opinions on California Rail News items and discuss how we can do our work better.

5 10 CSHRA considering tunnel under San Gabriel Mountains
by Crayz9000_guest
Jul 31, 2014 11:02:18 GMT -8

Other Transportation

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No New Posts Airlines & Airports - Movement of Goods & People

Airlines, freight & airports in Southern California: Expansion, regionalization efforts, FlyAway service, transit access and other issues

Moderator: Transit Coalition

13 56 Airplane-stall crashes: Asiana 241, Turkish 1951, and more
by Gokhan
Jul 9, 2013 17:32:10 GMT -8
No New Posts Alameda Corridor South & East - Heavy Freight Rail

Details, comments and information about these two complimentary projects

Moderator: Transit Coalition

3 19 ACE project
by jejozwik
Aug 26, 2010 9:53:56 GMT -8
No New Posts Space Exploration - Off the Earth and Under the Sea

Beyond the realm of urban transit: The next frontiers

Moderator: Transit Coalition

4 11 Space Disaster on NASA Shuttle Columbia (2003)
by Gokhan
Jun 1, 2016 14:20:50 GMT -8

Policy and Politics

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No New Posts Transit Activism - Get Involved!

Exposing the transportation-related problems of the day and how you can help solve them!

Moderators: Bart Reed, Frank Boothe

3 12 LACTFC: Major Conference: 01/10/08
by Transit Coalition
Jan 5, 2008 12:29:46 GMT -8
No New Posts Metro - Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

News and discussion on Metro's administration, management, politics and system-wide activities.

Moderator: Transit Coalition

42 771 PSAC recommends to defund metro law enforcement
by bzcat
Dec 30, 2021 15:22:13 GMT -8
No New Posts Inland Empire - Transit Talking Points

Commentary on Inland Empire transportation events from The Transit Coalition's A Better Inland Empire project.

Moderators: Transit Coalition, nickv

20 41 Seeking freedom in Moreno Valley
by nickv
Nov 25, 2013 11:41:18 GMT -8
No New Posts General Transportation News, Trends and Issues

News on general transportation trends, funding and innovations, on the local, state, national and international level.

Moderator: Transit Coalition

25 191 Meanwhile in Tokyo, A train leaves 20second early
by mattapoisett
Nov 16, 2017 12:02:26 GMT -8
No New Posts Transit Oriented Development - Smart Growth

How development can reshape and bolster the city

Moderator: Transit Coalition

23 148 Population Density and Job Density
by matthewb
Nov 29, 2012 11:29:58 GMT -8
No New Posts BRU: The Bus Riders Union - Truth or Not

Fact and fiction: Complete coverage of the BRU & The Consent Decree (www.BRUtruth.com)

Moderator: Transit Coalition

25 141 Stop dissing BRU
by johanragle
Aug 12, 2016 12:30:33 GMT -8
No New Posts Rail Critics - Opinions & Points of View

Information, background and arguments against rail development and improvements

Moderator: Transit Coalition

8 38 Weakest Metrolink
by joequality
Nov 17, 2008 21:22:06 GMT -8
No New Posts Transit Fares and Fare Collection Systems

Smart Cards, Magnetic Strips, Cash & Other Fare Media

Moderator: Transit Coalition

24 337 Metro Fareless System Initiative
by bzcat
Sept 2, 2020 10:36:45 GMT -8
No New Posts Transit Customer Service & Pedestrian Amenities

Issues that make transit easier or more difficult to utilize

Moderator: Transit Coalition

7 47 7th Street / Metro Center station retail
by LAofAnaheim
Jul 11, 2011 6:58:05 GMT -8

Forum Alerts, News, Feedback and Suggestions

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No New Posts Links and Other Resources

Recommended links to other sites of interest.

5 23 Android gets detailed transit directions!
by Gokhan
Aug 17, 2012 10:58:24 GMT -8
No New Posts Forum Tech Support

Need help on posting? Embedding links? Photos? Your forum-specific questions answered here!

Moderators: Transit Coalition, Elson

6 14 Testing New Taptalk app
by mattapoisett
Oct 9, 2015 21:55:34 GMT -8


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