It's 4705, the Year of the Boar, and the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration marking it in downtown Los Angeles will be a festival of food, cultural entertainment and exciting events, beginning with the annual Firecracker Run, followed by the Golden Dragon Parade and the Chinese New Year Festival and ending with a classic car show. Streets will be closed and parking will be limited but Metro can take you to the Chinatown Station -- just minutes from the festivities -- for the price of a $3 day pass.
With downtown construction impacting traffic, it’s the perfect time to try out Metro’s convenient rail service to games at STAPLES Center. To help fans make their entertainment dollars go further, the LA Kings hockey team has extended its discount to Metro riders for most home games through April 7 at STAPLES Center. So by taking Metro you will save time and effort and $10 per ticket to the game. All the better to buy popcorn, hot dogs, nachos and sodas, not to mention Kings T-shirts.
All five Metro community-based service sectors will hold public hearings in early February to receive community input on proposed Metro Bus service modifications and enhancements.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced that the greater Los Angeles area is eligible to receive up to $7 million to enhance security measures for the region’s public transportation infrastructure.
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Newly renovated facility provides Metro customers with easily identifiable location to purchase fares, find lost items on busy Wilshire Corridor
Third Street, between Eastern Avenue and Ford Boulevard in East Los Angeles, will be closed Wednesday and Thursday night, January 10 and 11, to remove portions of the Third Street Bridge over the 710 Freeway as part of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension construction project.
Metro’s five community-based transit service sector governance councils will hold their regular monthly public meetings in January to discuss various transportation issues in their service sectors.
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