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News Releases from September, 2003

September 29, 2003
MTA Service Sector Governance Councils Hold October Public Meetings on Agenda Items and Bus Service Modifications

MTA's community-based service sector governance councils will hold public meetings in October to discuss transit issues pertaining to their individuals sectors. 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 can comment on governance council agenda items.

Keywords: Service Sector, Governance Councils, Public Meetings, Agenda Items, Bus, Service Modifications
September 25, 2003
MTA Board Approves Agreements to Exchange Land for New Transportation Center in West Los Angeles

New, larger facility will help meet growing demand for service in the area

Keywords: Board, Transportation Center, Agreements, West Los Angeles
September 17, 2003
MTA Kicks Off "Safety Begins With Me" Campaign to Promote Safety Around Metro Trains, Buses

To help prevent accidents on Los Angeles County Metro properties, trains and buses, MTA announces the launch of its "Safety Begins With Me" public outreach campaign.

Keywords: safety, trains, buses
September 17, 2003

Officials for the union representing Metro Bus and Rail operators and the MTA today jointly announced they have reached agreement to extend the current labor agreement with the operators thereby averting the possibility of a strike at midnight Thursday, Sept. 18 when a court ordered "cooling off" period expires.

Keywords: Union, Bus, Rail, Operators
September 15, 2003
MTA Names Jim McElroy as New General Manager of the Westside/Central Community-Based Transit Service Sector

MTA has announced the appointment of Jim McElroy as the new general manager of the Westside/Central community-based transit service sector.

Keywords: Jim McElroy, Service Sector, Westside/Central
September 10, 2003
Skip Traffic, Parking Hassles

Free Shuttle Service Operates From Memorial Park Metro Gold Line Station in Pasadena to Rose Bowl for UCLA Football

Keywords: Traffic, Parking, UCLA
September 09, 2003
MTA Hires 'Los Angeles to Pasadena Metro Construction Authority' CEO as Project Management Ch

(Los Angeles) - MTA CEO Roger Snoble today announced the hiring of Rick Thorpe, one of the most highly regarded builders of light rail systems in the United States, as executive officer for project management. Thorpe comes to MTA following the opening of the Metro Gold Line, which he successfully completed on time and under budget.

Keywords: Project Management Chief, Rick Thorpe
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