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News Releases from July, 2003

July 25, 2003
MTA Joins Elected Officials, Olympic Gold Medal Winners in Official Dedication of the New 13.7-Mile Metro Gold Line

MTA joined an array of local, state and federal officials today including several past Olympic Gold Medal winners at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to officially dedicate the opening of the Los Angeles to Pasadena Metro Gold Line. The 13-7-mile light rail line opens to the public Saturday, July 26 and links Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and Sierra Madre Villa in East Pasadena via Chinatown, Highland Park, South Pasadena and Pasadena.

Keywords: Gold Line, Olympic Gold Medal Winners
July 18, 2003
MTA Announces Metro Gold Line Opening Weekend Festivities

Seven Metro Rail stations to feature community activities, food and entertainment

Keywords: Gold Line, Opening Weekend Festivities
July 09, 2003
MTA to Close Overflow Park/Ride Lot Near North Hollywood Metro Red Line Station

Alternative parking available near Universal City Metro Red Line Station as well as station access via Metro Buses

Keywords: Park/Ride, Red Line, Station
July 09, 2003
Metro Rail Stations Prove Attractive for Joint Development

Stations on the expanding Metro Rail System are proving to be attractive locations for joint development. To date, several developments have been completed, while others are either under construction or are in the planning stages.

Keywords: Rail Stations, Joint Development
July 07, 2003
MTA Poised to Open the Los Angeles to Pasadena Metro Gold Line to the Public on Saturday, July 26

Pending final approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), MTA is poised to open to the public the Los Angeles to Pasadena Metro Gold Line on Saturday, July 26. The new light rail line spans 13.7 miles linking Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and Sierra Madre Villa in East Pasadena via Chinatown, Highland Park, South Pasadena and Pasadena.

Keywords: Gold Line, Los Angeles, Pasadena
July 07, 2003
MTA’s Newest Metro Motion Cable TV Show Includes Close-Up of Metro Gold Line

(Los Angeles) - In less than three weeks, Metro Gold Line trains will begin whisking passengers between Union Station and Pasadena, but in the meantime you can get a sneak peek of the new rail line from the comfort of your living room on MTA’s Metro Motion cable television show.

Keywords: Gold Line, Metro Motion
July 07, 2003
MTA Plans Reserved Monthly Parking For Metro Gold Line Commuters

MTA has announced plans to enable monthly riders of the Metro Gold Line to reserve their own parking space at the Sierra Madre Villa, Lake and Mission Metro Gold Line Stations in Pasadena and South Pasadena.

Keywords: Gold Line, Commuters, Parking
July 01, 2003
MTA Adds Two New Shuttle Lines in Gateway Cities Area of Los Angeles

MTA has launched two new shuttle bus lines to better serve residents and riders in the Gateway Cities area of Los Angeles. The new lines will operate every 30 minutes, seven days week and will provide late night and early morning trips, and transfer connections with other regional bus and train services in the area.

Keywords: safety, Gateway Cities
July 01, 2003
MTA Service Sector Governance Councils Schedule Public Meetings for July 2003

MTA’s service sector governance councils have set their public meetings for July.  Residents within the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys, South Bay, and Gateway Cities areas of Los Angeles who are interested in helping improve bus service in their communities are invited to attend, where they will be allowed to comment on governance council agenda items.

Keywords: Service Sector, Governance Councils, Public Meetings, July
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