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July 29, 2014
Metro Motion Wins Emmy at 66th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards

Metro has won an Emmy for the Metro Motion Union Station 75th Anniversary TV show, which aired prior to the May 3 Union Station anniversary celebration. The show contains interviews with many key players in the Union Station story, including Metro CEO Art Leahy.

Keywords: Emmys, Metro Motion, , union station,
July 23, 2014
Motorists and the General Public Have Options for Accessing LAX During Century Crunch, July 25-28

Century Crunch is this weekend, July 25-28, and those planning to travel to LAX are being reminded that Century Boulevard at Aviation Boulevard will be closed for 57 hours so that an old railroad bridge can be demolished and replaced by a new state-of-the-art light-rail station for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.

Keywords: options, Access, LAX, Century Crunch, July 25-28
July 21, 2014
Metro to Hold Public Hearings on Proposed Bus Service Changes

Metro Service Councils will be holding three upcoming public hearings in August to receive public comments on proposed changes to Metro bus service to take effect in December 2014 or later.

Keywords: service council meeting, Service Changes,
July 21, 2014
Don’t Get Stuck in Century Crunch Traffic: Use 511

Southern California 511 - the free traveler information service that provides traffic updates via phone or web - has launched a new feature to keep Southern California drivers up to date during the planned Century Crunch closure scheduled for July 25-28. 

Keywords: Century Crunch, Century Bl Bridge Demolition July 25-28, Crenshaw/LAX,
July 15, 2014
Metro Presents: Contemporary Jazz by Mark de Clive-Lowe at Historic Union Station Thursday, July 31

Jazz meets the dance floor with Mark De Clive-Lowe and his musicians at Downtown Los Angeles' Union Station on Thursday, July 31, 2014. The event will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. inside the Fred Harvey Room, a dramatic space that is usually closed to the public. The performance is free to the public and dancing will be welcome.

Keywords: Metro Presents, union station, Events,
July 15, 2014
Southbound 405 Freeway Closure Between U.S. 101 and Getty Center Drive Planned Nights of July 17, 18

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor is scheduled to conduct nighttime freeway closures on the southbound I-405 between U.S. 101 and Getty Center Drive on-ramp the nights of Thursday, July 17, and Friday, July 18, 2014 to install electrical loops on the southbound freeway.  

Keywords: Southbound 405 Freeway, Closure, U.S. 101, Getty Center Drive
July 15, 2014
LA Mayor Garcetti recommends “Plan Ahead” and avoid the Century Crunch during the weekend of July 25-28

Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti has released a public service announcement urging LAX travelers, employees and others to plan ahead, allow extra time or steer clear of airport area traffic the weekend of July 25-28. 

Keywords: Garcetti, plan ahead, avoid Century crunch
July 11, 2014
“Century Crunch” Online Clock, Banner Ads Now Available at Metro.net

LOS ANGELES (July 11, 2014): In efforts to help individuals, businesses, agencies and other organizations count down to the planned closure of the Century/Aviation intersection at a key entrance to the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) the weekend of July 25-28, 2014, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has created an official online clock and banner ads that are freely available for public use at metro.net.

Keywords: Century Crunch, online clock, Banner Ads,
July 07, 2014
$1.636 Billion Design-Build contract recommendation announced for Metro Purple Line Subway Extension First Phase

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) staff today recommended awarding a $1.636 billion contract to design and build a 3.9-mile extension of the Metro Purple Line subway from Wilshire and Western to Wilshire and La Cienega to a joint venture composed of three of the world's top construction companies.

Keywords: Design, Metro Purple Line Subway Extension First Phase,
July 07, 2014
Avoid LAX “Century Crunch” Traffic July 25-28 Weekend by Taking Public Transit

Public transit is one of the best options for avoiding the "Century Crunch," a 57-hour street closure on Century Boulevard to demolish the Century Boulevard Bridge leading into LAX during the weekend of July 25-28 as part of construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.

Keywords: avoid, Century Crunch, traffic,
July 07, 2014
Southbound 405 Freeway Closures Between Santa Monica and National Boulevards Planned Nights of July 8, 9

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor is scheduled to conduct nighttime freeway closures on the southbound I-405 between Santa Monica on-ramp and National Boulevard on-ramp on the nights of Tuesday, July 8 and Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The contractor will install electrical loops on the southbound freeway.  

Keywords: SB 405 Fwy, Closures, Santa Monica, National, July, 8, 9, ,
July 03, 2014
Northbound 405 Freeway Closure Between Getty Center Drive and Greenleaf Planned Night of July 7

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor is scheduled to conduct a nighttime freeway closure on the northbound I-405 between Getty Center Drive and Greenleaf on the night of Monday, July 7 through the morning of Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The contractor will install electrical loops on the northbound freeway.  

Keywords: 405 freeway, closure, Getty Center Dr., Greenleaf, Night, July, 7
July 03, 2014
Metro to operate on holiday schedule Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day

All Metro operated buses and Metro Rail trains will operate on a Sunday schedule  on Friday, July 4, in observance of  Independence Day. 

Keywords: July, 4, Holiday, Schedule,

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