Italian rail car manufacturer AnsaldoBreda S.p.A. has declined to sign a contract with Metro to exercise an option to provide 100 additional light rail cars to meet the agency's operating needs for new rail lines in Los Angeles County. As a consequence, Metro will proceed with seeking industry bids on a new rail car procurement.
Reporters today were given a sneak peek train ride and tour of an underground station on the new Edward R. Roybal Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension, which will open with free rides to the public Sunday, Nov. 15.
Construction Milestone: On the fourth anniversary of the opening of the Metro Orange Line, Metro work crews have officially completed the first construction phase of the line's four mile extension in the North San Fernando Valley -- a parking lot at the Chatsworth Metrolink/Amtrak Station
Following five years of construction and coming in on budget with a flawless 4-million plus hour construction safety record, the Edward R. Roybal Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension from Union Station downtown to East Los Angeles will open to the public on Sunday, Nov. 15.
CLEVELAND — The National Transit Institute (NTI) presented its 2009 Model Program Award to two recipients this year: the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) of Los Angeles, CA, and Pierce Transit in Lakewood, WA.
Metro and Pierce Transit were awarded with this honor during the Transit Training Awards ceremony, as part of the NTI Transit Trainers’ Workshop held in Cleveland, Oct. 25–28. Also honored at the event was Lisle Ford of MV Transportation of Fairfield, CA.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors has approved the 2009 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) that will guide transportation development in the county through the year 2040, a period in which the county is expected to experience unprecedented growth.
In response to a dramatic shift in how the public gets information, Metro has introduced a new real-time online transportation news and feature service on metro.net called The Source.
A new poster celebrating Little Tokyo, one of many destinations customers can travel to via Metro, will be on display on Metro buses and rail cars from Oct. 26, 2009, through Dec. 20, 2009. Commissioned by Metro Creative Services, the new poster is by local artist Shizu Saldamando. As seen through the eyes of Saldamando, the iconic red Yagura Tower and the blue tile roofs of Japanese Village Plaza emerge from a vivid collage of washi paper and colored pencil, against a swirling wood grain surface, creating a contemporary landscape of a neighborhood landmark.
Nearly 100,000 fans are expected to converge on the Rose Bowl this Sunday, Oct. 25, for the 7 p.m. U2 concert -- the largest on the rock band's world "360 Tour." Heavy traffic, congested streets and limited parking are anticipated around the stadium for this event. To make the experience easier for concert goers, Metro -- with funding from the Rose bowl and concert promoter Live Nation -- is extending Metro Rail and Metro Orange Line service into the early morning hours so that fans can leave their cars at home and travel to and from the event via Metro.
Officials to emphasize that the regional corridor is the furthest along in development than any one of its kind in the country. Project could create nearly 54,000 jobs.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be conducting five community meetings during Nov. 5 through Nov. 12 to update the public on the Regional Connector project. The project, currently in its Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/R), proposes building a transit line that would link the soon-to-open Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension in the vicinity of the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station and the 7th Street/Metro Center Station, terminus for the Metro Blue Line and future Expo Line.
(Oct. 15, 2009) The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will hold two community meetings/open houses Tuesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 22 in Montebello and Pico Rivera to update the public on transit alternatives being recommended to the Metro Board of Directors for the environmental phase of the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project.
Metro will hold a community meeting in Compton on October 14 to discuss potential improvements surrounding the Wilmington/Imperial/Rosa Parks Station in an effort to update the public on the Transit Oriented District Plan.
Go Metro to the American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes on Sunday, Oct. 25.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will hold five community meetings in October and November to discuss potential subway stations for the Westside Subway Extension project.
Metro will hold five community meetings in October to update the community on the findings of the Alternative Analysis Study (AA) for the Harbor Subdivision Transit Corridor. The study, launched in September 2008, is examining potential transit service along the Metro-owned Harbor Subdivision.
Eastside safety report online: Panel Review of the Gold Line Eastside Extension (PDF)
Let Metro take the whole family to the inaugural VELAS Lighthouse 10K/5K Family Fun Walk on Saturday, Oct. 17.
In addition to the walks, the family friendly day will include access to the East L.A. Farmers' Market, free kickboxing and aerobics lessons, free health, dental and vision screenings and live entertainment.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is the recipient of the Public Education on Air Quality Issues Award from the Air Quality Management District (AQMD) for its Rideshare PlanMaker compact disk and web link.
Proposal would provide $10 billion economic boost to state;
Authority launches Twitter site with feeds from each of three events
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