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September 12, 2014
Crenshaw Boulevard to Have Two Full Street Closures this Weekend due to Construction of Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Line

Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors (WSCC) today postponed one of three street closures scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 12-13 on Crenshaw Boulevard for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.

Keywords: Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor,
September 11, 2014
Metro Presents: Enjoy PARK(ing) Day at Union Station with Special Artist-Designed Lotería Game

Leave your cars in park and join Metro for PARK(ing) Day at Los Angeles Union Station on Friday, September 19, 2014. From noon to 5:30 p.m. artist Alexis Disselkoen will create a temporary park out of a corner of the station's Alameda-facing parking lot. The event is part of Metro Presents, the agency's ongoing program of arts and cultural events at the iconic station. 

Keywords: Metro Presents
September 09, 2014
Metro Fare Changes Offering Free 2-Hour Transfers Starts September 15; No Change in Student K-12 Fares; Reduced Fare Programs Offered

Beginning Monday, September 15, Metro will implement new fare changes that will include for the first time a two-hour period of free transfers on Metro's bus and rail system when using a stored value TAP (Transit Access Pass) card to pay for the base fare. The fare changes, following extensive public hearings and Board approval last May, will raise the price of the base cash fare from $1.50 to $1.75, the Day Pass from $5 to $7, the weekly pass from $20 to $25 and the monthly pass from $75 to $100. 

Keywords: fare changes,
September 04, 2014
Crenshaw Boulevard to Close Three Weekends to Complete Walls for Underground Crenshaw/Expo Station

Metro and Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors will close Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition Boulevard and Coliseum Street for three weekends on Sept. 12, 19 and Oct. 24 to complete pile installation and begin excavation of the underground Crenshaw/Expo station.

Keywords: Crenshaw Boulevard Close Three Weekends Complete Walls Underground Crenshaw/Expo Station
September 04, 2014
Construction of Underground Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Station Moves from east to west side of Crenshaw Boulevard

Pile installation operation for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project underground Martin Luther King station will move on Sept. 13, from the east to the west side of Crenshaw Boulevard between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Stocker Street. 

Keywords: Construction of Underground Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
September 03, 2014
Construction Activities to Begin for Leimert Park Underground Light Rail Station

Construction of the third underground station for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor will begin the weekend of Sept. 12 with a 16-hour full street closure on Crenshaw Boulevard between Stocker Street and Vernon Avenue.

Keywords: Construction Activities Begin Leimert Park Underground
September 03, 2014
Metro Presents: Ethio-Jazz Band Ethio Cali to Perform at Union Station Sept. 12

Los Angeles based Ethio-jazz band Ethio Cali will perform at Los Angeles Union Station on Friday, Sept. 12 as part of Metro Presents, the agency's ongoing program of arts and cultural events at the iconic station. The performance will take place from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Fred Harvey Room, a dramatic space that is usually closed to the public.

Keywords: Metro Presents, union,
September 03, 2014
Metro Gold Line Speeds UCLA Fans to Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl in Pasadena is expected to be sold out on Saturday, September 6, 2014 as UCLA plays its first home football game of the season at 7 p.m. against the University of Memphis and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) encourages fans to avoid traffic congestion and take the Metro Gold Line to the game.  

Keywords: Rose Bowl shuttle, Rose, UCLA, UCLA football,
September 03, 2014
Construction Activities to Begin for Leimert Park Underground Light Rail Station

Construction of the third underground station for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor will begin the weekend of Sept. 12 with a 15-hour full street closure on Crenshaw Boulevard between Stocker Street and Vernon Avenue.

Keywords: Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project, Crenshaw/LAX, Leimert Park Station Construction,
August 27, 2014
Go Metro for Discounts During Latino Heritage Month Festivities

Experience Latino Heritage Month LA -- a celebration highlighting the cultural contributions of L.A.'s diverse Latino community -- by taking advantage of the first ever Latino Heritage Month Metro discounts program Sept. 1 through Oct. 31. During the two-month period, Metro bus and rail riders are invited to show their TAP cards and enjoy discounts at participating Latino and Latino-themed businesses near Metro stops and stations throughout the city.

Keywords: Latino Heritage Month, Go Metro
August 26, 2014
Metro Expo Line the Best Ticket for USC Gridiron Action

The 2014 college football season kicks off at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, August 30, 2014 when the USC Trojans host the Fresno State Bulldogs and fans are encouraged to avoid snarling traffic delays by riding the Metro Expo Line to the game.     

Keywords: USC football, Metro Expo Line,
August 22, 2014
Metro Releases Draft Environmental Document on Proposed Eastside Rail Extension

A Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) on a proposed extension of the Gold Line light rail system from East Los Angeles to either South El Monte or Whittier was released today by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). A public comment period is open until 5 p.m. October 21, 2014.

Keywords: Eastside Extension, Draft EIS/EIR,
August 21, 2014
Join Metro This Fall for Free Art Tours and Receive a Discount on Dinner

Metro's free fall art tours, Metro Art Moves, depart from Union Station at 5:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. Tour dates are Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4, 2014. The guided, artist-led tours focus on three downtown Los Angeles stations and provide unique experiences with Metro's diverse art collection. Fall tours end at 7th St/Metro Center Station, near several 213 Nightlife dining destinations. Tour participants can receive 15% off their food bills at Casey's Irish Pub, Cole's French Dip and Ebanos Crossing by showing their valid TAP card to the server when ordering. 

Keywords: Metro Art Moves, metro art, art tours, Destination Discounts,
August 20, 2014
A Better Blue Line: 30-Day Closure of Four Metro Blue Line Stations in Downtown Long Beach to Start Sept. 20

Rail service will be replaced by bus shuttles during closure

Metro will begin work on a major upgrade and modernization of the Metro Blue Line in downtown Long Beach on Saturday, Sept. 20. The work will require a 30-day closure of four Metro Blue Line stations in Long Beach: Downtown Long Beach Station, Pacific Street Station, 1st Street Station and 5th Street Station. But Metro will operate free bus shuttles in place of rail service in the Long Beach Loop during the closure.

Keywords: better blue line, Blue Line Upgrades, Metro Blue Line,
August 18, 2014
Four Week Full Street Closure Planned in Downtown Los Angeles along 2nd Street between Spring Street and Broadway for Regional Connector Utility Relocation Work beginning August 23

As part of advanced relocation of utilities to pave the way for the construction of station boxes and tunnels to begin on the Regional Connector Project, 2nd Street between Spring Street and Broadway will remain closed for a 4- week period beginning Saturday, August 23.

Keywords: Regional Connector, utility, Street Closures, downtown l.a.,
August 18, 2014
L.A. Metro Asks for Public's Help in Recommending Potential Locations for New Bike Sharing Pilot Program

Help Build Bikeshare

In efforts to jumpstart the shared use of bicycles for short distance trips, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today announced it is seeking public suggestions on potential bike share locations in Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Long Beach and Pasadena as part of a new pilot program.  

Keywords: Bike Share, Pilots, Bike Metro,

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