Metro will help ring in a safe 2006 by providing special service for New Year's festivities
Metro will help ring in a safe 2006 by providing special service for New Year's festivities:
The Tournament of Roses Queen and Court joined Metro officials at the soon-to-open Del Mar Station Transit Village in Pasadena to take their inaugural ride on the Metro Gold Line and encourage the public to "Go Metro" to attend all 2006 New Year's and Tournament of Roses festivities.
To promote public safety during the holidays, free rides will be offered on all Metro buses and trains starting at 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, through Christmas Day, Dec. 25, ending at midnight.
Today marked a major milestone for the Metro Gold line Eastside Extension light rail project as City of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina and other elected officials and community leaders witnessed two massive tunnel boring machines being assembled in the station box at Mariachi Plaza at First and Boyle Streets.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors today certified the Los Angeles Mid-City/Exposition Corridor Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report (FEIS/FEIR) paving the way for the start of construction to begin on the Exposition Light Rail Transit Project next year.
Metro will launch its newest Metro Rapid Line beginning Sunday, Dec. 18, which will serve the dense urban corridor along Western Avenue in Los Angeles.
Beginning Monday, December 19, Metro will launch a brand new Metro Express line that will speed commuters between El Monte and Norwalk in about 30 minutes and Norwalk to Long Beach in 20 minutes, cutting riders' commute times nearly in half. Rides on the new Metro Express Line 577X will be free to the public December 19 and 20.
Effective Sunday, Dec. 18, Metro will implement several service enhancements that will include a new Metro Express Bus Line from Long Beach to El Monte, a new Metro Rapid Bus Line along Western Avenue and start up new limited stop service on four bus lines in an effort to improve bus service in the region.
New Metro Orange Line, Metro Store online create new opportunities for traffic-weary shoppers this gift-giving season
It wasn't a bus that started it all but a bus was certainly the setting. It is fitting, then, that today, on the 50th anniversary of Rosa Parks' refusal to surrender her bus seat to a white male passenger, Metro salutes her by placing beautiful art posters commemorating the event on all buses as a reminder of who she was and what she gave us. Parks died Oct. 24 at the age of 92.
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