Metro Bus and Rail customers who plan to visit Hollywood & Highland, a new $615 million retail/entertainment complex opening in Hollywood above the MTA’s Hollywood/Highland Metro Red Line subway station Nov. 9, can receive coupons good for special offers from more than 30 participating stores and restaurants.
MTA has made available a number of brochures that make using both the Metro Bus and Metro Rail system easy and fun.
A comprehensive new blueprint that will help the MTA determine which proposed bikeway projects should be given the highest priority in the next 25 years will begin next summer.
Los Angeles —The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has approved a five-year contract with DuPont Safety Resources (DSR) to help create a safer worker environment for MTA’s nearly 10,000 workers and reduce high workers compensation costs. The contract with MTA sets five-year goals of reducing lost-time injury days, cutting work-related injuries and reducing bus and rail accidents.
Lancaster Mayor and MTA Board Director Frank Roberts is no stranger at ribbon-cutting ceremonies to commemorate the opening of vital transportation improvement projects such as the widening of the Avenue L overpass in Lancaster, which was partially funded with $2.4 million from the MTA. The remodeled overpass, built in 1970, makes its debut Tuesday and will relieve the daily bottlenecks experienced by thousands and thousands of Antelope Valley residents who enter and exit State Route 14. There will be five new lanes and a northbound off ramp traffic signal.
MTA will hold a public hearing on Saturday, Nov. 10, to receive public comment regarding a number of service changes that call for the cancellation of several lines to improve efficiency and eliminate duplication of bus services.
Passengers boarding Metro Buses this summer received a rather chilly reception ¾ not from predominantly pleasant operators ¾ but from refreshing air conditioners, which now seldom break down.
Over 50,000 people are expected to converge on the Los Angeles Convention Center, Saturday and Sunday, October 13-14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., to partake in the fifth annual “Latino Book and Family Festival.” The best way to avoid traffic congestion and limited parking, literally and figuratively, is by boarding the 59.4 mile Metro Rail and disembarking at Metro Blue Line’s Pico station, which is within easy walking distance of the center’s South Hall, site of the festival, which is free to the public.
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