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October 17, 2014
Metro Unveils New Rail Car for Expanding Metro System

Vanguard of the Expanding Rail Fleet

To continue unprecedented growth in public transportation in the region and to fulfill the promise made to voters when they passed Measure R in 2008, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today unveiled the first of 78 light rail cars for use on the expanding Metro Rail system.

Keywords: Kinkisharyo, rail cars,
October 15, 2014
Go Metro to Dia de los Muertos Celebrations Around Los Angeles

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a time to honor the lives of those who have passed and celebrate the cycle of life. There are various Día de los Muertos events and celebrations taking place at cultural landmarks around Los Angeles, and Metro is the best way to get to them.

Keywords: Go Metro, Destination Discounts, dia de los muertos, Day of the Dead,
October 13, 2014
Free Metro Gold Line Art Tour Leads to Self Help Graphics’ Legendary Day of the Dead Celebration in Boyle Heights Nov. 2

Celebrate life and honor the lives of those who have passed with Metro on a special Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) themed art tour on Sunday, Nov. 2. The free, one-night-only tour will explore artworks in the Metro system through the lens of artist Consuelo Flores. The tour will depart at 4:30 p.m. from the Metro Gold Line East LA Civic Center Station and end at 6 pm. at Self Help Graphics' 41st Annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration.

Keywords: Metro Art Tours, Day of the Dead,
October 13, 2014
Rodeo Road at Crenshaw Boulevard set to close for two weeks beginning Friday, Oct. 24

Metro's contractor for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractor (WSCC), will implement a full street closure at Rodeo Road and Crenshaw Boulevard for 14 consecutive days beginning Friday, Oct. 24, to finish construction of the wall perimeter for the future underground Crenshaw/Expo light rail station.

Keywords: Crenshaw LAX, Crenshaw/LAX, Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project, Street Closures,
October 10, 2014
Metro Presents: Free Live Music and Dance Performances at Union Station

Three Metro Presents events are scheduled to take place at Los Angeles Union Station on Friday, Oct. 24, Wednesday, Oct. 29 and Wednesday, Nov. 5.

Keywords: Metro Presents, Go Metro, Go Metro,
September 30, 2014
Metro Breaks Ground on New Regional Connector Light Rail Project in Downtown Los Angeles

Federal, State & Local Elected Officials Join in Groundbreaking Ceremony

Metro joined U.S Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx along with state and local elected officials today to officially break ground on the $1.420 billion Regional Connector Light Rail Project in downtown Los Angeles that will better connect the Metro Blue, Gold and Expo lines with the rest of the region.

Keywords: Groundbreaking, Regional Connector, little tokyo,
September 25, 2014
Metro to Issue Get Out of Traffic Licenses at Four Metro Stations During California Rideshare Week, Oct. 6 - 10

Pledge to share the ride, ease traffic, and be entered to win prizes

Los Angeles is a city long known for the worst congestion in the nation, but people are choosing to improve their commutes by sharing the ride. And to celebrate their commitment to beating traffic, Metro will be issuing 'Get Out of Traffic Licenses' to commuters at four Metro stations and at the Civic Center Clean Air/Rideshare Fair during California Rideshare Week, Oct. 6 - 10.

Keywords: Rideshare Week, Rideshare, Get Out of Traffic, Go Metro,
September 23, 2014
Metro Conducts Public Hearings on Environmental Document of Proposed Eastside Rail Extension

A series of public hearings conducted by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is set to receive community input to a Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) on a proposed extension of the Metro Gold Line Eastside light rail system from East Los Angeles to either South El Monte or Whittier.  In addition to the two alternatives, the Draft EIR/EIS analyzes a Transportation Systems Management proposal that identifies bus corridor improvements and a no-build option. The environmental document was released August 22, 2014

Keywords: Eastside Extension, public hearings, EIR/EIS,
September 23, 2014
Southland’s Top Traffic Reporters Honored at Annual Golden Pylon Awards Sept. 23

The coveted Golden Pylon Awards were handed out to the Southland’s top traffic reporters today at Los Angeles Union Station. The awards honor the reporters who keep the region’s traffic moving by promoting rideshare options such as carpools, vanpools, active transportation and public transportation.

Keywords: golden pylon awards, traffic reporters,
September 23, 2014
Metro Board Chair and L.A. Mayor Garcetti Shares His Vision for a More Mobile Region
In the newest edition of Metro Motion, Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti explains why he thinks a regional approach to traffic management and business is the best way to lead us into a more mobile and prosperous future.
Keywords: Metro Motion,

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