Construction work crews for the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension will begin Tuesday, May 30 to install new utilities on First Street, between Mission Road and Gless Street for a period of eight weeks.
Metro recognized several prominent Southland employers that have led successful rideshare programs in Los Angeles during its 8th annual Diamond Awards held this week.
The LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors today adopted a $3.029 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2006-07 that starts July 1,2006. However, the Board will meet within 30 days to consider at least $10 million in new budget cuts and also will explore ways of generating additional revenue to offset a $110 million structural deficit that will be covered mainly by Metro’s dwindling reserves.
Memorial Day marks the start of summer vacations. But why travel to Paris, Rome or even Chicago this year? The Air Transport Association is warning that airports will probably be jammed as 207 million passengers are expected to fly this summer, roughly 2 million more than a year ago. At the same time Southern California gas prices are at the highest levels ever, translating to more money for gas and less for entertainment.
Celebrate the spirit, diverse culture and history of LA’s northeast neighborhoods and travel there in comfort on Metro.
Metro and its partnering agencies will hold a stakeholders advisory group meeting in Long Beach on Wednesday, May 24 to seek public input on the Multi-County Goods Movement Action Plan (MCGMAP) currently under development. The meeting is the third in a series of public meetings that will take place throughout the development of the MCGMAP.
The Mobility 21 Coalition, a transportation lobbying group, will meet Friday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Luminarias Restaurant in Monterey Park.
Ara Najarian will be sworn in as the newest member of Metro’s 13-member board of directors at the Metro Board meeting May 25 at Gateway Plaza. He replaces former Lancaster mayor and Metro Board chairman Frank Roberts, who is retiring.
Fans attending the NBA playoff games between the Clippers and the Phoenix Suns tonight and Sunday at Staples Center, the Avengers game Saturday night at Staples or the Electronic Entertainment Expo through today at the Convention Center, can avoid huge traffic jams and the high cost of gas and parking by taking Metro.
Metro has published a new bike map, a comprehensive guide for bicycle commuters and recreational bikers detailing 1,252 miles of bike paths, on street bike lanes and designated bike routes in Los Angeles County.
Huge crowds and street closures will make driving there difficult but Metro riders can travel in comfort to the NoHo Theatre & Arts Festival, May 20 and 21 in North Hollywood. And they won’t need to worry about parking.
Metro will hold a public hearing on a draft $3.031 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2006-07 on Wednesday, May 17, at 2:30 p.m. in the third floor Board room at Metro Headquarters, One Gateway Plaza next to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.
Stomp out the effects of rising gas prices. Go Metro to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood to see “Stomp,” the international percussion sensation that combines movement, music and everyday objects to create a rhythmic performing arts experience. During its two-week run, May 9 through 21, Metro riders can get $30 off selected Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evening performances and save money on gas and parking by leaving the car at home.
Metro has launched a new ad campaign that urges drivers to free themselves from record high gasoline prices.
Ads depict a motorist hand-cuffed to a gas pump and read: “Free yourself. Go Metro.” The ads will appear on billboards and bus shelters and also will be placed on the sides of buses and in newspaper advertisements throughout Los Angeles County.
A growing number of companies throughout Los Angeles County are joining Metro’s Transit Access Pass programs in efforts to help their employees beat the high price of gasoline.
Nearly 25,000 participants are expected for Big Sunday ‘06, L.A.’s Annual Day of Service, May 7, as people from around Los Angeles volunteer in neighborhoods city-wide. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be there and he is urging everyone to volunteer and to take Metro to one of the 200 work sites around town.
Heavy traffic and 70,000 fans are expected for the Mexico versus Venezuela soccer match at the Rose Bowl on Cinco de Mayo, May 5. Why not skip the gas-eating traffic and the cost of parking and take Metro to the Rose Bowl for the exciting send-off game to the World Cup in Germany?
Live entertainment, ethnic food booths and arts and crafts exhibits will be part of the Israeli Independence Day Festival Sunday, May 7 at Woodley Park in the San Fernando Valley. Last year’s celebration drew more 45,000 visitors and significant traffic but this year Metro can take you there easily on the new Metro Orange Line and maybe even help you earn a gift.
Placing high-capacity buses where they’re needed most, Metro is now phasing in new 60-foot articulated buses onto Metro Rapid Line 720, the agency’s first and most successful Metro Rapid Line that runs along heavily congested Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles.
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