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News Releases from April, 2012

April 30, 2012
Metro Bus service will experience detours in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, May l due to planned marches for National May Day Protest

Metro plans to run regular Metro Bus and Metro Rail service during the May Day national protest, However, some Metro Bus service in downtown Los Angeles will be detoured and there could be delays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Keywords: bus service, service, protest, detours
April 27, 2012
Local and State Dignitaries Celebrate Official Dedication of New Metro Expo Light Rail Line

Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Antonio Villaraigosa joined state and local elected officials today along with Metro and Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority executives to officially celebrate the dedication of the new Metro Expo light rail line at a special ceremony adjacent to the Expo Park/USC Station near the University of Southern California.The Expo Light Rail Line opens to the public on Saturday, April 28. Download hi-res photos from today's dedication.

Keywords: "expo art" "expo line" dedication "Expo Park" "expo opens" "April 28" safety rail "free rides" USC
April 26, 2012
New Expo Line expands mobility, connectivity throughout Los Angeles County

Connectivity abounds: Metro Bus and Metro Rail service, free parking, bike lanes and bike parking expand the Metro system and mobility throughout Los Angeles County.

Keywords: "expo art" "expo line" "expo opens" "April 28" safety rail "free rides"
April 26, 2012
Metro Board certifies Final Environmental Impact Report for Regional Connector Project

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors today certified the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/EIR) for the $1.37 billion Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project, a priority transit project that will connect light rail lines through downtown L.A. and greatly improve connectivity for the entire L.A. County transportation network.

Keywords: 'Regional Connector"
April 26, 2012
Metro Board approves Westside Subway Extension Final Environmental Report, will hold hearing for Beverly Hills

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors today voted to certify the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/EIR) for the Westside Subway Extension Project. This action readies the initial construction phase of the $5.66 billion Measure R project for final design.

Keywords: "westside subway extension" "Final EIS/EIR" "Beverly Hills"
April 24, 2012
Metro Holds April 30 Meeting in Palmdale to Discuss Unmet Public Transit Needs for the North County and the City of Avalon

As a follow up to the Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 8 Public Hearings, Los Angeles County Transportation Authority (Metro) will be holding a TDA Article 8 Hearing Board meeting to review the recommendations made by the Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC) and oral and written comments made in the North County and the City of Avalon Public Hearings. At the Hearing Board Meeting they will also be an opportunity for public testimony or to submit written comments.

Keywords: TDA SSTAC Avalon "North County" catalina palmdale Antonovich Knabe
April 23, 2012
Who says Los Angeles doesn't have a mass transit system?

Metro is building a 21st century system linking all of car-crazy L.A. with mass transit. Plus tips for getting around using transit

Keywords: "expo art" "expo line" "expo opens" "April 28" safety rail "L.A. transit"
April 20, 2012
Come celebrate Metro Expo Line Opening Day with entertainment and free rides

Metro will celebrate the opening of the Metro Expo Line with fun-filled family events at four Metro Expo Line rail stations on Saturday, April 28. Festivities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Keywords: "expo art" "expo line" "expo opens" "April 28" safety rail "free rides"
April 18, 2012
Exhibition on Exposition: New Artwork for the Metro Expo Line

Stations on the Metro Expo Line include 176 new artworks that enrich the transit environment and contribute to the artistic vibrancy of the neighborhoods served by Metro.

Keywords: "expo art" "expo line" "expo opens" "April 28" safety rail
April 17, 2012
Metro Offers Free Rides on New Metro Expo Line Opening Weekend, April 28, 29

To kick off the opening of the new Metro Expo light rail line, Metro will offer free rides on the Expo Line during opening weekend Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29.

Keywords: "expo line" "expo opens" "April 28" safety rail "free rides"
April 16, 2012
Go Expo for entertainment, education, history … even chocolate

Yes, we noticed that Expo is a new light-rail line and we know it's a great alternative to high gas prices that just keep rising. What we may not yet have noticed is that Expo is a pathway to world-class entertainment including museums and sporting venues and a famous university, not to mention gorgeous mansions from another era, a developing hip and chic art gallery district and, of great significance in our overstressed world, a candy factory that fills the air with the sweet scent of chocolate.

Keywords: Go Expo entertainment education history
April 11, 2012
With Metro Expo Line opening April 28, officials remind everyone to stop, look and listen when approaching and crossing railroad tracks

The Metro Expo light rail line between downtown Los Angeles and Culver City is opening to La Cienega/Jefferson Station on April 28 and will arrive in Culver City this summer, with trains scheduled to run initially every 12 minutes during peak periods. With the new light rail train service up and running, Metro is reminding pedestrians and motorists to be alert, stay updated on safety tips and take advantage of the safety resources offered.

Keywords: "expo line" "expo opens" "April 28" safety rail
April 10, 2012
L.A. Metro to implement bus detours, add longer trains for CICLAVIA Sunday, April 15

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will implement many bus line detours and provide longer trains in support of CicLAvia this Sunday, April 15.

Keywords: Metro to implement bus detours longer trains April 15
April 09, 2012
Metro Offers Dodger Stadium Express Bus Service from Union Station to Dodger Stadium during Regular Season 2012 Dodgers Games

Metro will again offer Dodger Stadium Express bus service from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to Dodger Stadium throughout the regular 2012 baseball season under a grant approved by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC). The Dodgers opening day game against the Pittsburgh Pirates is Tuesday, April 10 beginning at 1:10 p.m.

Keywords: Dodger Stadium Express Bus Service Regular Season 2012
April 04, 2012
Metro to hold job fair for military veterans Friday, April 13, at Metro headquarters in downtown Los Angeles

 The Los County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will conduct a Job Fair for Military Veterans on Friday, April 13, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the plaza level of its headquarters building in downtown Los Angeles.

Keywords: jobs veterans
April 02, 2012
Metro to Hold Community Meetings in April to Update the Public on the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Study

Metro, in cooperation with the City of Los Angeles, will hold three community meetings in April to update the public on the Alternatives Analysis (AA) study that is evaluating options to improve north-south travel opportunities in the East San Fernando Valley and provide connections to the regional transportation network. The AA study is a precursor to the draft environmental document.

Keywords: community meetings East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Study

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