Los Angeles – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the Gateway Cities Council of Governments, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and the Interstate 5 Joint Powers Authority have released the Draft EIR/EIS on the I-710 Corridor Project for a 60-day public review.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), joined by city, county and state officials, today celebrated the completion of the Metro Orange Line Extension, a four-mile addition to the wildly popular dedicated busway that will enhance regional transit connections to and from the Western San Fernando Valley.
Stations on the Metro Orange Line Extension include 25 new artworks that enrich the transit environment and contribute to the artistic vibrancy of the neighborhoods served by Metro in the west San Fernando Valley.
LOS ANGELES - June 28, 2012 - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors today voted to approve a contract with Los Angeles-based Gruen Associates in association with Grimshaw Architects of London for the creation of a master plan for the historic Union Station and its surrounding 40 acres. The board authorized Metro Chief Executive Officer Art Leahy to execute a firm fixed price contract not to exceed $4,150,000.
If you've ever wanted to take a ride on a helicopter, now's your chance. Head out to the American Heroes Air Show, the nation's premier helicopter-only aviation event, and make sure to go Metro to receive a five percent discount on helicopter rides.
Metro will celebrate the opening of the Orange Line Extension with fun-filled family events at two stations on Saturday, June 30. Festivities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include food trucks, live music and much more.
Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Antonio Villaraigosa joined Culver City Mayor Andy Weissman and other local elected officials today to officially dedicate the opening of the Expo Line Culver City Station located in the heart of Culver City at the intersection of Washington and National. Both the Culver City Station and the Farmdale Station will open to the public at noon today.
High gas prices have everyone thinking about alternatives to driving in order to save some cash, but for some there are lingering doubts. Want to take public transit but feel like it's inconvenient? Wondering about ridesharing but not sure where to start? Never fear, Metro's here with an array of transportation options - and what better time to try a new way of commuting than on National Dump the Pump Day?
The final two stations to open on the Metro Expo Line, Culver City and Farmdale, include 32 new glass mosaic artworks, with original artwork designs created by Los Angeles artists Tom LaDuke and Michael Massenburg. In total, 176 new artworks on the Expo Line enrich the transit environment and contribute to the artistic vibrancy of the neighborhoods served by Metro.
The Los Angeles Kings Parade planned for Thursday, June 14 at 12 p.m., in downtown Los Angeles will create street closures along Figueroa Street and around the Staples Center. Metro is the best option for fans to get to the parade celebration and to Staples Center for the rally.
Los Angeles, Calif. (June 11, 2012) -- As L.A. prepares for the three-month closure of key I-405 freeway ramps at Wilshire Boulevard starting Friday, June 22, the public is being encouraged to "Plan Ahead, Adjust Travel Times or Share the Ride." What are the best ways to minimize nightmarish congestion throughout the Westside as a result of this work? L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, joined by Metro's construction team, can give you advice during a 1-hour live internet chat from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, June 15 at metro.net.
Celebrate the Korean film industry at the first annual Look East: Korean Film Festival at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The event will screen new and classic films and feature two Q&A sessions with top actors and directors. Go Metro to Look East and get a discount when buying tickets.
Grab your trendy fabric shopping bag and leave those stilettos behind. It's time to visit Culver City for great food -- in restaurants, shops and at the Tuesday farmers' market. Metro will soon take you there aboard Expo -- the first passenger rail to the Westside in more than 50 years.
Metro Art is announcing new opportunities for artists as part of Phase 2 of the Metro Expo Line.
Get a jump start on healthy living with Let's Move California!: Fitness Feria. Fitness Feria offers a free day of fun for both parents and children of all ages. Participate in more than 40 sports and fitness activities while learning about health and wellness. Go Metro to the event and receive a raffle ticket for the opportunity to win Wolfgang Puck cooking appliances, sporting equipment and more great prizes.
Metro's San Gabriel Valley Service Council, which holds monthly meetings and public hearings on Metro service provided throughout the San Gabriel Valley, will hold their Monday, June 11 meeting at a special location. The meeting will begin at 5 pm at the East Los Angeles Public Library, located at 4837 E. Third Street.
Beginning Sunday, June 17, 2012, Metro will implement bus service changes to a number of bus lines throughout Los Angeles County, make adjustments to existing bus lines to better serve the new Metro Expo Line and implement other minor route improvements.
Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Antonio Villaraigosa announced today that Metro will officially open to the public both the Culver City Station and the Farmdale Station along the recently opened Metro Expo Line on Wednesday, June 20 at 12 noon.
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