We welcome the mechanics union's offer to return to work. It is critically important that we get Metro buses and trains rolling again so that our half-million transit riders are no longer stranded.
While MTA mechanics remain on strike, all municipal bus operators and Metrolink commuter rail have agreed to accept MTA October passes as valid fare payment until further notice.
Dorothy Gray, who served as the Los Angeles County MTA's Library Services manager for 13 years, died Oct. 19 at her home in Los Angeles. A native of Winterville, Miss., who grew up in Yazoo City, Miss. she was 58.
Recognizing that the transit strike has made it difficult for students to get to and from class safely and on time, MTA announces a partnership with area schools that will provide free, school-specific rideshare information to parents.
(Los Angeles) - A multi-agency task force formed by MTA to review bus-operating procedures following a Sept. 9 shooting of three students at a bus stop near Taft High School in Woodland Hills has recommended a broad series of steps to improve the safety of LAUSD students. Task force members including MTA, the Los Angeles Unified School District, the district's police department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will carry out the 12-step action plan.
MTA updates the following information about "lifeline" transit services available in Los Angeles County on a daily basis, or as changes occur.
13,652 web site visits recorded since strike began as more commuters seek transportation alternatives
October 15 - Beginning today, contracted bus routes operated for MTA by First Transit Inc. are not in operation due to a work stoppage.
The strike action called by the union representing MTA mechanics and maintenance employees interrupts transit service, beginning Oct. 14, to Metro Bus and Metro Rail customers. Metrolink, AMTRAK and the region's municipal transit operators are not affected by the walkout.
October 14 - The union representing MTA maintenance employees has gone on strike as of 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, October 14. The ATU, representing 2,000 maintenance employees, ordered union members to walk off the job after rejecting four contract offers made by the MTA. Leaders of MTA's three other unions, representing bus and train operators and clerks, have said their union members will observe ATU picket lines.
MTA officials today urged leaders of the union representing MTA's maintenance workers not to go on strike and strand hundreds of thousands of public transit users, wreck the regional economy and clog Los Angeles streets and freeways.
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MTA has partnered with the Los Angeles Times to provide a new transportation curriculum this school year for L.A.-area schools that helps students learn more about the area's transportation system while improving their reading, writing and social studies skills.
MTA is promoting another incentive for commuters who are currently sharing the ride to work. Now commuters are guaranteed a ride home if they have to work late at the office or have a family emergency and must leave early.
www.ridematch.info helps people find rideshare partners throughout Southern California
Angelenos interested in helping keep their city clean can take Metro Buses to two community Clean Up Days hosted by the Department of Public Works Saturday, Oct. 11 and 18.
Maria Reynolds, a Simi Valley resident, has been named the new transportation manager at MTA's West Valley Division 8 in Chatsworth, announced MTA.
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