Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

LA Metro launches low-cost ride-share pilot

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and a private-sector partner have launched a yearlong pilot project to offer shared, on-demand rides serving three Metro rail stations. The ride-hailing service “has been designed for those who have been excluded from using existing services,” Metro said. “A goal of the partnership is to extend the benefits of on-demand services to a wider audience and to make it easier for riders to connect with a growing Metro system.”

LA Blue Line modernization under way

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Blue Line will undergo a comprehensive $350 million modernization beginning Jan. 26, 2019. The line, which opened in 1990 and is Metro’s oldest rail transit line, has been undergoing safety and operational improvements since 2014.