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April 15, 2014
Update on Release of SR-710 North Study Environmental Documents Announced

Metro today announced that release of the draft environmental impact report/environmental impact statement (EIR/EIS) for the State Route 710 North Study will be delayed. Metro is working with Caltrans on a revised schedule and will make an announcement as soon as it is confirmed.

Keywords: SR-710 North Study, EIR/EIS,
April 11, 2014
Northbound I-405 Closure in West L.A. Between National Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard Planned Nights of April 14-19

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor is planning to close the northbound I-405 in West Los Angeles from National Boulevard to Wilshire Boulevard the nights of April 14 through 19 to facilitate re-striping of northbound I-405 lanes between the I-10 and Wilshire Boulevard. Closure information is as follows:

Keywords: I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project,
April 11, 2014
Southbound I-405 Closure in West L.A. Between Getty Center Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard Planned Nights of April 12, 13

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor is planning to close the southbound I-405 in West Los Angeles from Getty Center Drive to Santa Monica Boulevard to facilitate roadway pouring at the freeway median, installation of an overhead sign and restriping of lanes westerly on Saturday and Sunday nights, April 12 and 13. Closure information is as follows:

Keywords: I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project,
April 10, 2014
Northbound I-405 Closure in West L.A. Between Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard Planned Night of April 11

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor is planning to close the northbound I-405 in West Los Angeles from Santa Monica Boulevard to Wilshire Boulevard to facilitate formal walk-throughs of the roadway project area in preparation for upcoming lane re-striping activities on Friday night, April 11. Closure information is as follows:

Keywords: I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project,
April 09, 2014
Learn How to Spend Less on Gas Using Tools from Metro and the Automobile Club of Southern California

Are you ready for spring break and summer vacation?

With pump prices once again over $4 a gallon and more than 50 cents a gallon higher than they were in January, Metro and the Automobile Club of Southern California today joined forces to help teach drivers how to spend less on gas. 

Keywords: gas prices, AAA, Go Metro,
April 08, 2014
Free Art Tour with Fallen Fruit on Metro Gold Line Saturday, April 26

In honor of Earth Day, take a ride on the Metro Gold Line and explore public art and neighborhood history with Fallen Fruit on Saturday, April 26. The free, three-hour event begins with a street-side lemonade stand at the entrance to historic Union Station and ends with an installation of self-portraits, created by participants, at the Armory Center for the Arts in Old Pasadena.

Keywords: metro art, free art tour, destination dis,
April 08, 2014
Metro Motion Celebrates Union Station 75th Anniversary Stories

In this edition of Metro Motion the focus is on beautiful Los Angeles Union Station, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary May 3. The 1939 opening was an amazing party and half a million spectators turned out to explore the last of the great railway stations and see the parade of bands, floats and massive steam engines.

Keywords: Los Angeles Union Station, LAUSMP, Metro Motion,
April 07, 2014
Metro Freeway Service Patrol Big Rig Program Reaches Milestone Number of Motorist Assists on SR-91

The Metro Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) Big Rig Tow Truck Program is a congestion mitigation program that specifically targets large disabled trucks and semi-tractor trailers. FSP Big Rig currently serves both State Route 91 (SR-91) and Interstate 710 (I-710) in Los Angeles County.  With $1.5 million in financial support from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC), Metro's FSP Big Rig operations on SR-91 have recently hit a milestone of 10,000 motorist assists as of March 2014.  This falls in line with the MSRC's goals of reducing air pollution from motor vehicles, as well as Metro FSP's goals of keeping traffic lanes moving by quickly clearing incidents from Los Angeles' freeways.

Keywords: MSRC, air quality, Metro FSP, Freeway Service Patrol,
April 04, 2014
Northbound I-405 Closure in West L.A. Between National Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard Planned Nights of April 7, 9

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor is planning to close the northbound I-405 in West Los Angeles from National Boulevard to Santa Monica Boulevard to facilitate formal walk-throughs of the roadway project area in preparation for upcoming lane re-striping activities on Monday and Wednesday night, April 7 and 9. Closure information is as follows:

Keywords: NB-405 Closure, West L.A., Santa Monica,
March 27, 2014
Tentative agreement on new contract reached between Metro, Union Leaders representing Metro maintenance workers

Tentative agreement on a new labor contract has been reached between Metro and the leadership of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277, which represents Metro's maintenance employees.

Keywords: tentative agreement, ATU
March 24, 2014
Metro’s Dodger Stadium Express Bus Service from Union Station to Dodger Stadium set to run during 2014 Dodger Games

For the fifth year in a row, Metro will offer Dodger Stadium Express bus service from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to Dodger Stadium beginning on Thursday, March 27 & 28 for the Dodgers/Angels exhibition games and throughout the 2014 regular season under a two year grant approved last year by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC).  The Dodgers' 2014 season kicks off on Opening Day against the San Francisco Giants on Friday, April 4.

Keywords: Dodger Stadium Express,
March 24, 2014
Full Southbound I-405 Closure Between U.S. 101 and Getty Center Drive Planned Nights of March 26, 27

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor plans to install joint seals on the Sepulveda Boulevard undercrossing near Sherman Oaks, work that will require the full closure of the southbound I-405 between U.S. 101 and Getty Center Drive off-ramp from midnight Wednesday, March 26 through 5 a.m. Thursday, March 27, and again from midnight Thursday, March 27, through 5 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2014.

Keywords: I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project,
March 21, 2014
Construction Notice: Southbound I-405 Full Nighttime Directional Closure

The southbound (SB) I-405 will be closed from Santa Monica Boulevard to National Boulevard nightly from midnight to 5 a.m. on the nights of:

Keywords: I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project,
March 20, 2014
Construction Careers Information Center will Open Saturday, March 22 at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructor (WSCC) and the Los Angeles Urban League in conjunction with Metro will host the opening of the new Construction Careers Information Center at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 

Keywords: Construction Careers center open, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
March 19, 2014
Sepulveda Boulevard Lane Closures between Mountaingate Drive and Skirball Center Drive Planned March 21 to April 21

Beginning 9 p.m., Friday, March 21 to Monday, April 21, Sepulveda Boulevard will be reduced to one northbound lane between Mountaingate Drive and Skirball Center Drive to conduct roadway construction on the northbound No. 2 lane. 

Keywords: I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project,

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