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Op-Ed: Metro’s Proposal on Bike-Share Heads in the Wrong Direction

The following op-ed is authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom, a member of the California State Assembly representing Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and West Hollywood and surrounding West L.A. areas; Councilmember John Heilman, a member of the...

Big Blue Bus Real-Time Arrival Data Keeps Getting Better and Better

It has been less than two weeks since real-time arrival information for Big Blue Bus became available online and on certain smartphone apps. And the good news keeps coming. At the Big Blue Bus  General Transit...

What Will Santa Monica’s New Bike Share System Cost to Use?

Santa Monica's new bike share system is expected to launch a pilot in a matter of weeks and the full system, with 500 bikes and 75 stations, will roll out by the end of...

Metro Planning Committee Approves Bike Share Contract

Santa Monica Next Editor Jason Islas contributed to this report, which originally appeared in Streetsblog Los Angeles. As expected, at yesterday’s meeting the Metro Planning and Programming Committee approved the contract for the first phase...

Test Expo Train Reaches Santa Monica for First Time in Years

Photos are circulating on Facebook and Ipernity of an Expo Line test train reaching the City of Santa Monica this morning. It is the first time in many, many years that trains have passed down...

Big Blue Bus Real-Time Arrival Info Is Here!

Big Blue Bus commuters, rejoice! The days of standing in the middle of the street and squinting in hopes that you might see a blue spot on the horizon are over. Since June 5, real-time arrival...

As Metro Considers Bike Share Vendor, Concerns Over Compatibility Arise in Santa Monica

News broke this week that Metro will soon vote on a bike share vendor for the agency’s “Countywide Bikeshare” system, which will start with a 1000-bike pilot program in Downtown L.A. But that has some...

Santa Monica Brings Civic Hacking Home with Big Blue Bus Realtime Data

The city of Santa Monica and the Chamber of Commerce are hosting a "Hack the Beach" meetup this Saturday, where the city will formally open up new datasets to the public, including real-time bus arrival information. Saturday's...

Expo: Phase II Bike Path Will Open with Light Rail in 2016

Editor's note: This post originally appeared in Los Angeles Streetsblog on May 18. Last week, in a short article celebrating that LADOT was beginning its portion of the bikeway that will run parallel to the...

Santa Monica Teen Killed in Traffic Collision

Update: The City of Santa Monica will offer counseling for those affected by the fatal crash. Drop in hours are this week (May 11-15) from 3 to 5 p.m. Support services are organized by the City...
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