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News Releases from April, 2003

April 25, 2003
MTA Board of Directors Awards a Multi-Million Dollar Contract to Buy 50 Additional Light Rail Vehicles

The MTA Board of Directors have approved a multi-million dollar contract for the purchase of 50 additional light rail vehicles to be used on both the Los Angeles to Pasadena Metro Gold Line and the extension of the line to the Eastside.

Keywords: board of directors, light rail, vehicles
April 24, 2003
MTA Board Approves Service Changes in the Westside/Central Area of Los Angeles

The MTA Board of Directors has approved a number of changes aimed at enhancing bus service in the Westside/Central area of Los Angeles.

Keywords: Service Changes, Westside, Central, Los Angeles
April 22, 2003
MTA Offers Free Rides to Bicyclists on Metro Buses, Metro Rail on Bike To Work Day May 15

To promote Bike to Work Day Thursday, May 15, the MTA will offer bicyclists free rides on Metro Buses and Metro Rail trains that day allowing commuters to cover a portion of their trip on public transit.

Keywords: Free Rides, Bicyclists, Bike, Bike to Work Day
April 22, 2003
MTA’s Metro Gateway Cities Service Sector to Hold a Town Hall Meeting April 29 in Bellflower

MTA’s Metro Gateway Cities Service Sector, which includes cities in Southeast Los Angeles County, will hold a Town Hall meeting in the City of Bellflower in the Green Room of Bellflower’s City Hall, 16600 Civic Center Drive on Tuesday, April 29. The presentation on bus service in the community will be held between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Keywords: Town Hall Meeting, Gateway Cities, Service Sector, Bellflower
April 21, 2003
Metro San Gabriel Valley Service Sector Maintenance Employee Named MTA Employee of the Quarter

Michael Morris, a 21-year MTA veteran has been named MTA Employee of the Quarter as a tribute to his innovative ideas in terms of developing solutions in keeping buses clean and spot free.

Keywords: San Gabriel Valley, Service Sector, Employee of the Quarter
April 21, 2003
Poetry in Motion® L.A. poets get on board MTA Metro Rail Trains for Live Readings during National Poetry Month in April

In this third in a series of live poetry readings aboard Metro Rail trains staged in observance of National Poetry Month in April, celebrated L.A.-based poets Richard Beban and Kaaren Kitchell, Laurel Ann Bogen, Elena Karina Byrne, Larry Jaffe, Gloria Vando, and Bruce Williams will depart from the Imperial/Wilmington/Rosa Parks Station aboard Metro Green Line to read selected poems from the Poetry In Motion® series on Thursday, April 24, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Keywords: National Poetry Month, Poetry in Motion
April 18, 2003
MTA Launches Marketing Campaign Aimed at Increasing Ridership on Selected Metro Bus Routes

MTA has launched a marketing campaign to increase ridership on selected Metro Bus lines that are ideal for local patrons to use to get to various points of interests in their communities.

Keywords: marketing, Ridership, bus routes
April 17, 2003
MTA to Assume Control of Operational Testing of Metro Gold Line Trains April 18

Residents urged to be aware of increased line testing from Union Station in Los Angeles to Sierra Madre Villa Station in Pasadena

Keywords: Testing, Gold Line, train
April 17, 2003
MTA’s Metro Gateway Cities Service Sector to Hold a Town Hall Meeting April 24 in Paramount

MTA’s Metro Gateway Cities Service Sector, which includes cities in Southeast Los Angeles County, will hold a Town Hall meeting in the City of Paramount at Progress Park, 15500 Downey Avenue on Thursday,

Keywords: Para, Gateway Cities, Service Sector, Town Hall Meeting
April 16, 2003
MTA’s Metro Gateway Cities Service Sector to Hold a Town Hall Meeting April 23 in Pico Rivera

MTA’s Metro Gateway Cities Service Sector, which includes cities in Southeast Los Angeles County, will hold a Town Hall meeting in the City of Pico Rivera at the Pico Rivera Community Center, 9520 Beverly Boulevard on Wednesday, April 23. The presentation on bus service in the community will be held between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Keywords: Gateway Cities, Service Sector, Town Hall Meeting, Pico Rivera
April 15, 2003
Learn How to Do Business with MTA, Other Public Agencies at 10th Annual Greater Los Angeles Vendor Fair April 23

The 10th annual Greater Los Angeles Vendor Fair will take place Wednesday, April 23, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 S. Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles.

Keywords: Los Angeles Vendor Fair, Business, MTA, April
April 14, 2003
MTA Emphases Rail Safety, Security as Opening of Metro Gold Line Approaches

MTA has undertaken a number of initiatives to ensure that the Metro Gold Line, scheduled to open this summer, operates with the utmost safety and security.

Keywords: Gold Line, Rail, Safety
April 11, 2003
Metro Motion Cable TV Show Provides 30-Minute Close-Up of MTA Transportation Programs, Services

Third Show in Series to Spotlight Transportation Projects, Services in Southeast L.A. County

Keywords: Metro Motion
April 09, 2003
MTA’s Metro Gateway Cities Service Sector to Hold Town Hall Meeting April 16 in Artesia

MTA’s Metro Gateway Cities Service Sector, which includes cities in Southeast Los Angeles County, will hold a Town Hall meeting in the City of Artesia at the Albert O. Little Community Center located at 18750 Clarkdale Avenue on Wednesday, April 16. The presentation on bus service in the community will be held between 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Keywords: Gateway Cities, Service Sector, Town Hall Meeting, Artesia
April 04, 2003
Metro Bus and Rail Best Way to Beat Traffic, Parking Hassles During Fiesta Broadway April 27 in Downtown Los Angeles

MTA offers the best way to beat traffic and avoid parking hassles during Fiesta Broadway in downtown Los Angeles Sunday, April 27. More than 60 Metro Bus lines and Metro Rail trains serve downtown.

Keywords: Fiesta Broadway, Bus, Rail
April 04, 2003
MTA Board Approves Service Changes in Gateway Cities Area of Southeast Los Angeles

The MTA Board of Directors has approved a number of changes aimed at enhancing bus service in the Gateway Cities area of southeast Los Angeles. Board-approved changes, which become effective June 2003 or later, will add service on some lines, restructure others and cancel segments as MTA moves to improve the utility and efficiency of its Gateway Cities area bus operations. These changes are:

Keywords: Gateway Cities, Service Changes
April 04, 2003
MTA’s Metro Gateway Cities Service Sector to Hold Four Town Hall Meetings in April

MTA’s Metro Gateway Cities Service Sector, which includes cities in Southeast Los Angeles County, will hold a series of four Town Hall meetings in Artesia, Bellflower, Pico Rivera and Paramount beginning Wednesday, April 16.

Keywords: Gateway Cities, Service Sector, Town Hall Meetings, April
April 01, 2003
MTA Board Schedules April 12 Public Hearing to Consider Fare Restructuring Proposals

The MTA Board of Directors will hold a public hearing to consider restructuring Metro Bus and Metro Rail fares, the first adjustment in more than eight years, at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12. The hearing will be held in the third floor MTA Board room at MTA headquarters, One Gateway Plaza, next to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

Keywords: Public Hearing, Fare Restructuring Proposals
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