Today's transit notes:
- Responding to complaints that taking the train takes longer than braving traffic on the 110, Metro has announced plans to implement a modified express service
on the Gold Line. During weekday peak-hour periods, trains will be limited to stops at 5 of the line's 13 stations. Metro claims the move will shave 5 minutes off of Pasadena-Downtown commutes.
- Looking for the perfect gift for the transit geek in your life? Metro's online store
is now offering a wide of variety of transit-related gewgaws and gimcracks that would bring a smile to the face of even the most jaded Transit Coalition
activist. My favorite? The commuter mug
which, while stylish and
ergonomic, is verboten
on Metro busses and trains. It's great for the car, though!
- The schedule
for February's Community-Based Transit Service Sector Governance Council meetings has been announced. On the agenda: receiving community input on bus service improvements. Also: coming up with a catchier acronym than CBTSSGC.
- Just wondering... has the traffic officer at busy intersections program gone away? Haven't seen any instances of this in quite some time.