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November 12, 2014
Go Metro to the Hollywood Christmas Parade Sunday, Nov. 30 and Save on Grandstand Seating

Go Metro to start your holiday season at the 82nd-Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. The parade begins at 5 p.m. in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre at Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Drive. It then proceeds east on Hollywood Blvd., south on Vine Street, and west on Sunset Boulevard back to Orange. Take the Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Highland or Hollywood/Vine Station to participate in this joyous L.A. tradition without worrying about parking or traffic (those not-so-joyous L.A. traditions). 


Keywords: Christmas Parade, Metro Red Line, Hollywood,
November 10, 2014
New VetsGo511.com Mobile-Enabled Website Will Connect Veterans to Vital Transportation, Work, Healthcare Services and More

Los Angeles County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (LA SAFE) and Metro will launch the new mobile-enabled website VetsGo511.com on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11. VetsGo511.com is a one-stop source for veterans and others in the military community to easily obtain information on resources for work, education, healthcare, and other vital services in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area; and to provide improved transportation services options to get them there.

Keywords: veterans, VetsGo511, Go511.com, LA SAFE
November 10, 2014
Metro to Expand Business Opportunities for Disabled Veterans Through Innovative New Program

On Tuesday, Nov. 18, Metro is launching the Disabled Veteran's Business Enterprise (DVBE) Program, a new program aimed at expanding contracting opportunities for businesses owned by disabled veterans and helping veterans successfully bid on projects.

Keywords: DVBE, Disabled Veteran's Business Enterprise Program, veterans, small busin,
November 07, 2014
Metro to Close Crenshaw Boulevard for 30 Days to Excavate Box for Light Rail Crenshaw/Expo Underground Station

Plan Ahead to Avoid Delays

Metro and Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors tonight will close Crenshaw Boulevard, between Jefferson Boulevard and Coliseum Street, for 30 days to begin excavation of Crenshaw/Expo underground station for the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line.

Keywords: Crenshaw LAX, Crenshaw Corridor, crenshaw,
November 07, 2014
L.A. Metro Breaks Ground on Purple Line Extension Project in Los Angeles

New Chapter in L.A. Subway Construction

Leaders of the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today joined federal, state and local elected officials in the Mid-Wilshire District of Los Angeles to break ground on the long awaited Metro Purple Line Extension Project, the largest, most ambitious public works project in the Western United States. 

Keywords: Purple Line Extension, subway extension, Groundbreaking,
November 06, 2014
Two-week Nightly Closure on Century Boulevard (Nov. 10-Nov. 21) Will Mark Beginning of Construction of Aviation/Century Light Rail Aerial Station

Construction of the foundation for the Aviation/Century light rail aerial station that will serve the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project will begin Monday night, Nov. 10. Over the next two weeks until Nov. 21, construction will necessitate closure of the westbound lanes on Century Boulevard between Aviation Boulevard and Bellanca Avenue near LAX nightly Monday to Friday.

Keywords: Crenshaw Transit Corridor, Crenshaw LAX, Century,
October 30, 2014
Six Blue Line Stations in Long Beach to Close on Four Weekends

To continue the $1.2 billion overhaul of the Metro Blue Line, the region's oldest light rail system, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) plans four weekend closures that will affect travelers to Long Beach.

Keywords: Blue Line Upgrades,
October 30, 2014
L.A. Metro Restores Historic Lankershim Depot in North Hollywood

Valley Transit Landmark Gets 'Extreme Makeover'

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today announced that it has completed a $3.6 million restoration phase for the historic Lankershim Depot near the Metro Orange and Red Lines in North Hollywood.

Keywords: Lankershim, North Hollywood Depot,
October 29, 2014
L.A. Metro to Host Three Project Information Meetings in November for East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project
  • Meetings to be held at locations along the corridor on November 6, 12 & 13.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will host a series of informational meetings beginning November 6, 2014 to update the community on the status of the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project.

Keywords: East San Fernando Valley, public meetings,

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