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News Releases from July, 2000

July 25, 2000
RE-ROUTING OF MTA BUSES FOR DNC BEGINS JULY 29

The MTA plans to re-route 17 Metro Bus lines that serve downtown Los Angeles near the Staples Center beginning July 29 because of the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

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July 25, 2000
Hut…hut…hut FORMER HOUSTON OILERS FOOTBALL STAR TURNED MTA BUS DRIVER BACK IN LIMELIGHT WITH APPEARANCE ON HISTORY CHANNEL SERIES

Former Houston Oilers wide receiver/running back Ed Tanner, who grew up in South Central Los Angeles and now drives MTA buses from Division 18 in the South Bay, will be featured on the History Channel series “Modern Marvels” Thursday, July 27, at 10 p.m in an episode dealing exclusively with buses.    

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July 21, 2000
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY PATRONS CAN USE METRO BUS SERVICE TO ACCESS NEW METRO RED LINE STATIONS

Metro Red Line subway riders can use 11 Metro Bus lines that presently serve the Universal City and North Hollywood Metro Red Line stations to access the subway system from the Valley into Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles.

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July 18, 2000
RIDERSHIP AT UNIVERSAL CITY STATION RISES TO 5th PLACE ON SUBWAY SYSTEM AFTER METRO RAIL NORTH HOLLYWOOD EXTENSION OPENING

With the Metro Red Line’s arrival in the San Fernando Valley June 24, the Universal City station 
immediately took its place as the fifth most heavily used station on the 16-station subway system.

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July 13, 2000
WINNER OF MTA “EXPRESS YOURSELF” ESSAY CONTEST WILL SPEND EXTRA TIME SAVED BY USING METRO RAIL WITH HIS DAUGHTER

A panel of judges has declared a 48-year-old Woodland Hills father who “feels compelled to write about subjects he feels strongly about” as winner of the MTA’s “Express Yourself and Win” essay contest which encouraged riders to explain how Metro Rail saves them time.

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July 06, 2000
MTA STATEMENT RE: COOLING OFF PERIOD ORDERED IN MTA LABOR CONTRACT TALKS

The MTA appreciates the action taken by Gov. Gray Davis to secure a court order today that imposes a cooling off period while bargaining continues to achieve new MTA labor contracts. Superior Court Judge Dzintra Janavs today issued a temporary restraining order preventing any work stoppage until a hearing on a preliminary injunction can be held July 25. The judge then is expected to extend the cooling off period through Sept. 3, 2000.

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July 03, 2000
DAILY RIDERSHIP ON METRO RED LINE SUBWAY NEARLY DOUBLES

Ridership on the 17.4 mile long Metro Red Line has nearly doubled since the subway system was extended to the San Fernando Valley on June 24, according to statistics compiled by 25 MTA schedule checkers who observe daily passenger boardings at each of the 16 subway stations and record their findings on hand-held computers.

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