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News Releases from October, 2001

October 30, 2001
MTA Giving out Coupons for Special Offers at LA’s Newest Entertainment and Retail Destination, Hollywood & Highland

Metro Bus and Rail customers who plan to visit Hollywood & Highland, a new $615 million retail/entertainment complex opening in Hollywood above the MTA’s Hollywood/Highland Metro Red Line subway station Nov. 9, can receive coupons good for special offers from more than 30 participating stores and restaurants.

Keywords: coupons, special offers, entertainment, retail, Hollywood, Highland
October 30, 2001
New MTA Metro Bus and Rail Brochures Make Traveling the Metro System Easy and Fun

MTA has made available a number of brochures that make using both the Metro Bus and Metro Rail system easy and fun.

Keywords: Bus, Rail, brochures, traveling, easy
October 26, 2001
Pedaling of new bikeway master plan to get underway

A comprehensive new blueprint that will help the MTA determine which proposed bikeway projects should be given the highest priority in the next 25 years will begin next summer.

Keywords: bikeway, master plan
October 25, 2001
Dupont Safety Resources to help L.A.’s MTA Create Safer Workplace; Reduce High Worker's Compensation Costs

Los Angeles —The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has approved a five-year contract with DuPont Safety Resources (DSR) to help create a safer worker environment for MTA’s nearly 10,000 workers and reduce high workers compensation costs. The contract with MTA sets five-year goals of reducing lost-time injury days, cutting work-related injuries and reducing bus and rail accidents.

Keywords: Dupont, Safety, Workplace
October 05, 2001
Avenue L overpass improvement among dozens of transportation projects MTA Board Member Roberts has guided

Lancaster Mayor and MTA Board Director Frank Roberts is no stranger at ribbon-cutting ceremonies to commemorate the opening of vital transportation improvement projects such as the widening of the Avenue L overpass in Lancaster, which was partially funded with $2.4 million from the MTA. The remodeled overpass, built in 1970, makes its debut Tuesday and will relieve the daily bottlenecks experienced by thousands and thousands of Antelope Valley residents who enter and exit State Route 14. There will be five new lanes and a northbound off ramp traffic signal.

Keywords: Avenue L overpass, Improvment, Board Member, Roberts
October 02, 2001
MTA to hold Public Hearing on Possible Metro Bus Service Changes

MTA will hold a public hearing on Saturday, Nov. 10, to receive public comment regarding a number of service changes that call for the cancellation of several lines to improve efficiency and eliminate duplication of bus services.

Keywords: public hearing, bus service, changes
October 02, 2001
Metro Bus Riders Enjoying Definite Chill in the Air

Passengers boarding Metro Buses this summer received a rather chilly reception ¾ not from predominantly pleasant operators ¾ but from refreshing air conditioners, which now seldom break down.

Keywords: Bus, riders, Chairs, enjoy
October 02, 2001
Metro Blue Line stops within easy walking distance of 5th Annual ‘Latino Book and Family Festival’ Oct. 13-14

Over 50,000 people are expected to converge on the Los Angeles Convention Center, Saturday and Sunday, October 13-14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., to partake in the fifth annual “Latino Book and Family Festival.” The best way to avoid traffic congestion and limited parking, literally and figuratively, is by boarding the 59.4 mile Metro Rail and disembarking at Metro Blue Line’s Pico station, which is within easy walking distance of the center’s South Hall, site of the festival, which is free to the public.

Keywords: Latino Book and Family Festival, Annual, Blue Line
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