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News Releases from May, 2003

May 29, 2003
MTA to Increase Schedule for Metro Gold Line Testing

In preparation for the opening of the Metro Gold Line this summer, MTA has begun increased operational testing from Union Station in Los Angeles to Sierra Madre Villa Station in Pasadena. Trains will now run end-to-end seven days a week up to 21 hours per day beginning about 3:30 a.m. and ending about 12:30 a.m. This schedule will continue until the line opens to the public.

Keywords: Gold Line, Testing
May 29, 2003
MTA, L.A. Sheriff’s Department Partner to Deploy Fare Inspectors on Metro Rail

Fare inspectors have been deployed on the Metro Red Line this week under a partnership between MTA and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department to supplement law enforcement on Metro Rail.

Keywords: L.A. Sheriff’s Department, Fare Inspectors, Metro Rail
May 22, 2003
Planned MTA Bus Service Changes in Gateway Cities Area to Provide Greater Service to Riders

Planned MTA bus service changes in the Gateway Cities area of Los Angeles will significantly enhance service, reducing travel times while improving schedule reliability and performance for MTA transit customers.

Keywords: bus, service changes, Gateway Cities Area
May 22, 2003
MTA Board Approves Governance Council for Gateway Cities Service Sector

The MTA Board of Directors today approved the nominees for Metro Gateway Cities Service Sector Governance Council. The council will work closely with the service sector and local community to help govern ongoing bus service improvements for the Gateway Cities area of Los Angeles.

Keywords: Governance Council, Gateway Cities, Service Sector
May 22, 2003
MTA Adopts Austere Fy04 Budget That Still Pushes Forward with Major Transit Projects

Determined “to live within our means” despite an anticipated sharp cut in state funding, the MTA Board of Directors has adopted an austere MTA budget for the next fiscal year that still calls for pushing forward with major transportation improvements for Los Angeles County to deal with worsening traffic.

Keywords: Austere Fy04 Budget, Transit Projects
May 21, 2003
Mammoth Tusk Fossil Section Found on MTA Property

Discovery of 10,000 to 70,000 year-old tusk section donated to the Museum of Natural History of Los Angeles County

Keywords: Mammoth Tusk Fossil, MTA Property
May 15, 2003
Homeland Security Grant will help MTA and Transit Police Protect Metro System Passengers Against Terrorism

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded MTA $4.57 million in grant money to fortify security already in place on Metro Buses and the Metro Rail System to prevent potential acts of terrorism and also invest in new prevention measures.

Keywords: Homeland Security, Terrorism, Transit Police
May 14, 2003
MTA, Caltrans, City of Avalon Complete Mole Ferry Terminal Project

Expansion of docks facilitate faster turnaround and travel times for cross channel carriers

Keywords: MTA, Caltrans, Avalon, Mole Ferry Terminal Project
May 09, 2003
MTA Unveils 'Metro Experience' Mobile Theater to Promote Community Awareness of Rail Safety

Interactive presentation simulates actual train ride and demonstrates consequences of unsafe behaviors to drive home importance of safety around trains

Keywords: 'Metro Experience' Mobile Theater, Community Awareness, Rail Safety
May 08, 2003
MTA Board Fights Legislation That Bypasses Collective Bargaining, Puts Taxpayer Dollars at Risk

(Los Angeles) - MTA is lashing out at state legislation sponsored by its labor unions that would usurp the collective bargaining process and potentially cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars with little or no public accountability for how those monies are spent.

Keywords: Board, Collective Bargaining, Legislation
May 07, 2003
Metro South Bay Service Sector Governance Council to Hold Next Public Meeting May 9

The Metro South Bay Governance Council will hold its next public meeting Friday, May 9 at 9:30 a.m. at the Carson Community Center, 801 E. Carson Street, in Carson.

Keywords: South Bay, Service Sector, Governance Council, May
May 06, 2003
Metro San Gabriel Valley Service Sector Governance Council to Hold Next Meeting May 6

The Metro San Gabriel Valley Governance Council will hold its next public meeting Tuesday, May 6 at 5 p.m. at the Grapevine Room in San Gabriel, 324 S. Mission St. in San Gabriel.

Keywords: May, San Gabriel Valley, Service Sector, governance council
May 05, 2003
MTA San Fernando Valley North-South Bus Transit Corridor Study Released for Review

An MTA study whose recommendations will have a significant impact on dealing with traffic congestion in the San Fernando Valley will be available for public review and comment beginning Thursday, May 8.

Keywords: San Fernando Valley, transit corridor, Study
May 05, 2003
Metro San Fernando Valley Service Sector Governance Council to Hold Next Public Meeting May 7

The Metro San Fernando Valley Governance Council will hold its next public meeting Wednesday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Van Nuys City Library, 6250 Sylmar Avenue Mall in the Van Nuys Civic Center.

Keywords: San Fernando Valley, Service Sector, governance council, Public Meeting
May 05, 2003
MTA San Fernando Valley North-South Bus Transit Corridor Study Released for Review

An MTA study whose recommendations will have a significant impact on dealing with traffic congestion in the San Fernando Valley will be available for public review and comment beginning Thursday, May 8.

Keywords: Study, San Fernando Valley, transit corridor
May 03, 2003
MTA Board Approves Service Changes in the San Fernando Valley

The MTA Board of Directors has approved a number of changes aimed at enhancing bus service in the San Fernando Valley, and will analyze Bus Line 561 for a month to better determine impacts.

Keywords: service changes, San Fernando Valley
May 02, 2003
MTA Unveils Austere Fy04 Draft Budget That Still Pushes Forward with Major Transit Projects

Determined “to live within our means” despite an anticipated sharp cut in state funding, MTA CEO Roger Snoble has proposed an austere MTA budget for the next fiscal year that still calls for pushing forward with major transportation improvements for Los Angeles County to deal with worsening traffic.

Keywords: Fiscal Year 04, Budget, Transit Projects
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