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News Releases from February, 2002

February 28, 2002
MTA Board of Directors Approve Metro Freeway Service Patrol Contracts to Aid Stranded Motorists

The MTA Board of Directors has approved 12 contracts that will keep the Metro Freeway Service Patrol in operation assisting stranded motorists along various Southland freeways.

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February 28, 2002
LA County on Brink of Universal Fare System as MTA Board Awards $84 Million Contract to Manufacturer

MTA’s Board today decided to aggressively move forward with a revolutionary plan to make using all public transit in LA County, including MTA’s Metro System, as smooth as silk.

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February 28, 2002
MTA Board Certifies Final Environmental Report on Eastside Light Rail Project

The MTA Board Feb. 28 voted to certify the final environmental report on a planned 6-mile light rail extension of the Metro Gold Line through East Los Angeles. The extension would serve one of the most densely populated areas of Los Angeles County.

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February 28, 2002
MTA Board of Directors Approve Expansion of Popular Metro Rapid Bus Lines

The MTA Board of Directors has approved the implementation of the Metro Rapid Expansion Program that calls for the development of six additional Metro Rapid Bus Lines that could begin service within 12 to 18 months.

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February 28, 2002
MTA Certifies Final Environmental Report on San Fernando Valley East-West Busway; Final Design to Get Underway

(Los Angeles) - The MTA Board today voted to certify the final environmental report for a planned 14-mile Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, also called a “busway,” that would speed the daily travel of thousands of commuters between the future Warner Center Transit Hub in the west San Fernando Valley and the Metro Red Line subway station in North Hollywood. Today’s action paves the way for the project’s final design phase.

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February 26, 2002
Use MTA’s Metro Rail for Viewing L.A. Marathon

When thousands of LA Marathon race spectators converge along the racecourse for this year’s 17th annual LA Marathon Sunday, March 3, MTA’s Metro Rail system will be the best bet for viewing various locations as the runners make their way along the race route.

 

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February 12, 2002
MTA Issues Final Environmental Report on San Fernando Valley East-West Busway

(Los Angeles) - MTA has made available to the public the final environmental report for a planned 14-mile Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, also called a “busway,” that would speed the daily travel of thousands of commuters between the Warner Center Transit Hub in the west San Fernando Valley and the Metro Red Line subway station in North Hollywood.

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February 12, 2002
MTA Passengers Can Appreciate Artworks by African-American Artists During Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month in February is as easy as hopping aboard Metro Rail and looking at the artwork at selected stations.

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February 06, 2002
MTA CEO Hires General Managers for Three Transit Service Sectors

(Los Angeles) - MTA CEO Roger Snoble today announced the hiring of general managers for the first three of five transit service sectors currently in development. In making the announcement, Snoble said a final decision as to their service sector assignments would be made at a later date.

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February 05, 2002
MTA Honors the Efforts of 68 Top Transit Operation Employees with “Best of the Best” and "Extra Mile" Awards

The top one percent of MTA’s 6,500-strong Transit Operations force were honored recently as the “Best of the Best – MTA’s Brightest Stars” at a banquet in Universal City sponsored by MTA Transit Operations, Risk Management and the Office of System Safety and Security.

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February 04, 2002
Future Whittier Bike Path One of Many MTA has Funded

Since 1993, MTA has provided $82 million in funding through its Call for Projects program for 108 bikeway projects totaling 200 miles of bike paths and bike lanes in Los Angeles County. This includes the 5.2-mile Whittier Greenway Trail project, which will break ground Saturday, February 9, on an abandoned railroad right-of-way.

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February 04, 2002
MTA to Hold Series of Public Hearings to Determine Use of Transportation Funds

The Transportation Development Act (TDA) of 1971 requires that one-fourth of the 6 percent state sale tax revenue collected in Los Angeles County be returned to the County for public transportation purposes.

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February 02, 2002
Future Whittier Bike Path One of Many MTA has Funded

Since 1993, MTA has provided $82 million in funding through its Call for Projects program for 108 bikeway projects totaling 200 miles of bike paths and bike lanes in Los Angeles County. This includes the 5.2-mile Whittier Greenway Trail project, which will break ground Saturday, February 9, on an abandoned railroad right-of-way. 

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