We’re all excited for this! The newly revamped Blue Line train that connects Long Beach and DTLA reopens on Saturday, November 2, 2019 under its new name, the A Line. MBI has been working with Metro on numerous projects, and we congratulate Metro on their newest accomplishment! ————————————————— Light rail to Long Beach will reopen soon — but it won’t be called the Blue Line Laura J. Nelson “The oldest light-rail line in Los Angeles County will reopen next month with a new look and a new name. Portions of the 22-mile Blue Line have been closed since the end of January, when the Metropolitan Transportation Authority began a $350-million renovation. When the train between Long Beach and downtown L.A. reopens Nov. 2, it will be called the A Line — the first of Metro’s rail routes to be rechristened under a naming policy approved last year. With eight major bus and rail projects scheduled to open over the next decade, Metro officials said they were rapidly running out of colors that looked distinct. For example, on a sun-bleached transit map, lines that are pink and red, or lime and green, could be easily confused. New signage will show the letter “A” within a royal blue circle, the line’s traditional color. The route will still be shown as blue on system maps. Metro’s subway and three other light-rail lines will be renamed when the $2-billion Crenshaw Line opens, scheduled for next year. Under the new naming convention, each line will keep its current color and will receive an added letter name. During the overhaul, which took about a month longer than planned, Metro crews added four crossover tracks, which can help reduce delays along the 22-mile line by providing more places for trains to pass each other. Crews also upgraded the signal system, portions of worn-out track and the overhead wires that powered the trains. Stations will get new lighting and paint. The work included a complete renovation of the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station, where the Blue and Green lines meet. The station, one of the busiest in the system, will have longer platforms, better lighting and a new security center, Metro said.”
The @uprr locomotive, also known as “Big Boy” 4014, had been standing for more than 50 years, but after a massive restoration project it’s up and running again. We will be tracking and following “Big Boy” as it travels East. Stay tuned as we provide more updates on its excursion. #unionpacificbigboy #bigboy4014 #railroad #transportation
Last night, our CEO/President, Mary McCormick, and Project Manager, Jeremy Lutgen, attended West Basin Municipal Water District’s Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility Visitors Center Grand Re-Opening Ceremony. We are delighted to see @westbasin continuous progress with over 200 billion gallons of recycled water.
#Mobility21 was a great day for #Transportation! #MBI is proud to continuously be a part of this annual event, and we look forward to providing tremendous contributions to the transportation industry.