Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

State, local and federal officials were joined by construction crews to celebrate the completion of the two 515-ft.-tall towers for the new bridge under construction at the Port of Long Beach. The “topping-out” ceremony marked the end of a three-year construction process to build the signature towers that will be the centerpieces of California's first cable-stayed bridge for vehicular traffic.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by. When her phone buzzes, she quickly dons a neon vest, hard hat and goggles before climbing deep down into a massive construction site beneath a boulevard east of downtown.

The Los Angeles Metro's Board of Directors has decided it will accelerate numerous transportation projects so they are complete by the 2028 Olympic Games. If left on their initial schedules, some of these projects would not be finished until 2041, Curbed reported.

When people think of Los Angeles, they often think of the glitz and glamor of Hollywood — but also of crippling traffic, delays and pollution in the nation's car capital. In recent years, LA's citizens and leaders have come together around a new vision.

Work is under way on the first section of Los Angeles County's $6.3 billion Metro Purple Line subway extension that will speed passengers from Los Angeles west to popular destinations like Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills, Century City and Westwood. Built in three phases, the line will stretch about 9 mi.