Beginning Friday, December 1, Metro construction crews will be working along Third Street in two areas as construction of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension moves forward.
Four of Metro’s five community-based transit service sector governance councils will hold their regular monthly public meetings in December to discuss various transportation issues in their service sectors.
For the next three months, First Street, between Fresno and Lorena streets, will close sporadically while the tunnel boring machines used in the construction of the twin tunnels for the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension, are being dismantled and extracted from the East Portal. Work will be done randomly on any weekday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All Metro operated buses and Metro Rail trains that include the Metro Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line and Gold Line will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006. Regular weekday service will resume on Friday, Nov. 24, 2006
Metro buses have a new animated global positioning map for riders that is the first of its kind in the country.
Construction activities at street level keep multiplying on several fronts along the alignment of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension, such as construction of a gravity retaining wall, installation of an irrigation line, street widening and restoration work.
Another major milestone was reached in the construction of the Eastside Light Rail construction project when “Lola”, the massive Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) finished burrowing a 1.7-mile eastbound tunnel of the underground segment for the Metro Gold Line to East Los Angeles.
‘Tis the season to avoid traffic hassles and go Metro to the 75th Hollywood Christmas parade Sunday, Nov. 26.
“Metro lauds California voters for passing these ballot measures. Clearly, voters recognized that these critical transportation bonds will have significant, far-reaching benefits for our region. And they’re right. The funding will help us resolve many of the pressing transportation challenges affecting California—and they will help us expedite our goals faster than would normally be possible. As Chair of Metro’s Board of Directors, I look forward to working with the Los Angeles County delegation to ensure that our region receives its fair share of funding from these measures.”
In its ongoing efforts to improve Metro Gold Line service, Metro announces that it has reduced total travel times for both local and express trains by five minutes.
Go Metro to the 16th Annual Mariachi Festival, “Mariachis Around the World,” on Sunday, November 19, at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights and avoid driving and parking hassles and save gas money.
Go Metro to see the stars at the newly renovated and expanded Griffith Observatory. No cars are allowed so visitors must take shuttle buses from one of two places. Metro connects with both shuttle departure points to make travel to the Observatory easy and low cost. A $3 day pass can take you there and home again.
Movie buffs can Go Metro to the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival, the longest running film festival in L.A., which will be held Nov. 1-11 in Hollywood.
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