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News Releases from December, 2002

December 30, 2002
Artists Wanted / MTA Schedules Workshops on Public Art Opportunities for Artists

(LOS ANGELES) MTA Metro Art will conduct a series of orientation workshops in January on how to apply for commissions for upcoming transit-related public art opportunities. Projects under consideration include a variety of artistic opportunities, such as designs for bus stops, rail stations, streetscapes, bus exteriors, construction fences and trading cards.

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December 23, 2002
MTA to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Service Changes to Better Serve the San Gabriel Valley and the Metro Gold Line

MTA will hold a public hearing to discuss proposed service changes that are planned for implementation in June 2003 or later that will enhance bus service in the San Gabriel Valley.

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December 20, 2002
Moody’s Upgrades MTA Bond Ratings

(Los Angeles) - Moody’s Investor Service has announced that it has upgraded the rating on MTA’s Proposition A First Tier Senior Sales Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds to Aa3, up a notch from A1. It also upgraded the rating for MTA’s First Tier Second Senior bonds secured by Proposition A sales tax revenues to A1 from A2.

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December 16, 2002
MTA Offers Free Rides on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

The MTA will once again offer free Metro Bus and Metro Rail rides on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve in an ongoing tradition established by the MTA Board of Directors to afford individuals a safe journey home and reduce traffic congestion around the holidays.

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December 12, 2002
MTA Board Approves Nominations for Members to Serve on the Metro South Bay Sector Governance Council

The MTA Board of Directors today approved the selection of seven individuals to serve on the governance council for the Metro South Bay Service Sector.

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December 11, 2002
MTA Gears Up for Dec. 15 Start of New Metro Rapid Bus Lines on Vermont Avenue and South Broadway

(Los Angeles) - MTA's successful Metro Rapid bus program is poised for a 24-line expansion that will be phased in beginning Sunday, Dec. 15, with the start of service on Vermont Avenue and South Broadway. Rides on the two new lines on Dec. 15 and 16 will be free.

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December 09, 2002
MTA to Begin Operating Three New Limited Stop Bus Lines; Implement Two New Metro Rapid Lines and Make Other Service Improvements Effective Sunday, Dec. 15

Beginning Sunday, Dec. 15, MTA will implement two new Metro Rapid Bus Lines and begin operating three new limited stop Metro Bus lines in an effort to enhance bus service in the region.

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December 04, 2002
MTA Moves Closer to Selection of North-South Bus Transit Corridor in San Fernando Valley, Narrows Candidate List to Five

Following a series of community meetings and analysis, an MTA project team has narrowed the list of alternatives for a north-south high capacity bus transit corridor in the San Fernando Valley from 13 to five.  The ongoing San Fernando Valley North-South Transit Corridor Study, which will be completed in early 2003, will result in the recommendation of a corridor(s) that would connect the north San Fernando Valley with both the San Fernando Valley East-West Metro Rapid Transitway and with Metro Rapid bus service on Ventura Boulevard.

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December 03, 2002
MTA Adds Extra Weekend Train Cars to Metro Rail, Increasing Capacity for Rail Patrons

MTA has added extra train cars to both the Metro Blue Line and the Metro Red Line subway system on weekends to increase capacity on Metro Rail trains.

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