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News Releases from November, 2003

November 26, 2003
Street Closures Planned at Chandler Boulevard and Whitsett Avenue & Corteen Place in San Fernando Valley for Metro Rapidway Construction Work

MTA will partially close Whitsett Avenue at Chandler Boulevard on Friday, Nov. 28 and Saturday, Nov. 29 during non-peak hours to perform construction work in association with the San Fernando Valley Metro Rapidway project. The Whitsett Avenue closure will occur during mid-days and off-peak hours only.

Keywords: Rapidway, Construction, Street Closures
November 25, 2003
MTA Community-Based Service Sector Governance Councils to Hold December Public Meetings

MTA's community-based transit service sector governance councils will hold public meetings in December to discuss transit issues pertaining to their individual service sectors.

Keywords: Community-Based, Service Sector, Governance Councils, December
November 21, 2003
MTA to Welcome Back Transit Riders with Doughnut Coupons from Krispy Kreme

Commuters returning to Metro Buses and Rail lines after the transit strike can receive a welcome back treat from MTA and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. On Monday, Nov. 24 between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., MTA will be handing out 10,000 Krispy Kreme doughnut coupons at 12 Metro transit locations.

Keywords: Transit, Riders, Krispy Kreme
November 21, 2003
Metro Rail and Bus, as always, are the Best Way to the Hollywood Christmas Parade November 30

The Hollywood Christmas Parade is a week away, and getting to this annual holiday attraction has never been easier, thanks to Metro Rail. The Metro Red Line subway offers stops along the parade route at Hollywood and Highland and Hollywood and Vine.

Keywords: Hollywood Christmas Parade, Rail, Bus
November 21, 2003
Metro Rail System to Resume Normal Operations

The Metro Rail system will resume normal hours of operation effective Saturday, Nov. 22. The Metro Red, Blue, Green and Gold lines will be in service through the standard end of operating day, which varies by line. Passengers may access schedule information by calling 1-800-COMMUTE or logging on to MTA's website at www.metro.net

Keywords: Rail System
November 18, 2003
MTA Urges L.A. Commuters to Stay Safe as Metro Buses, Trains Resume Service Beginning Today

As Metro Buses and Rail lines resume service starting today after a 35-day transit strike, MTA is urging all Los Angeles County commuters to again pay attention to their personal safety when MTA's nearly 2,400 Metro Buses and 73 miles of Metro Rail service come back online this week.

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November 18, 2003
MTA Urges L.A. Commuters to Stay Safe as Metro Buses, Trains Resume Service Beginning Today

As Metro Buses and Rail lines resume service starting today after a 35-day transit strike, MTA is urging all Los Angeles County commuters to again pay attention to their personal safety when MTA's nearly 2,400 Metro Buses and 73 miles of Metro Rail service come back online this week.

Keywords: Commuters, Safe, Buses, trains
November 17, 2003
Post-Strike Metro Bus, Rail Rides Free Through Nov. 22; October, November Monthly Transit Passes Valid Through December

Following today's announcement of a tentative contract agreement between MTA and the Amalgamated Transit Union, MTA has announced that rides on all Metro buses and trains will be free through Saturday, Nov. 22.

Keywords: post-strike, Bus, Rail, Free, Transit Passes
November 17, 2003
MTA, ATU Reach Tentative Contract Agreement:

MTA and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), which represents 2,800 active and retired mechanics, today announced that they reached a tentative contract agreement, ending a strike that began Oct. 14.

Keywords: Tenetative Contract Agreement, ATU
November 17, 2003
MTA, L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce and The Auto Club Call for United Effort to Secure Funding at Second Mobility 21 Transportation Summit

NIMBYs, Cutting Red Tape and Creative Financing Among Breakout Session Topics

Keywords: Mobility 21 Transportation Summit, Chamber of Commerce, Auto Club
November 14, 2003
MTA Announces Plans to Place 60 Additional Buses into Service within Next Two Weeks

Newest lifeline service will begin operation Monday, Nov. 17 and will run East/West between LAX and Huntington Park

Keywords: Service, Additional Buses
November 13, 2003
MTA Introduces Additional Lifeline Bus Service

New Metro Rapid Line 754 Emulator contracted service now operating

Keywords: Lifeline, Bus Service
November 07, 2003
Statement by MTA CEO Roger Snoble MTA's response to ATU members' contract vote November 7, 2003

The MTA is disappointed by the decision of the mechanic's union to reject our last, best and final offer.

Keywords: Roger Snoble, ACU, contract vote
November 06, 2003
MTA Seeks Further Public Input on Transportation Improvements for North Los Angeles County

Antelope Valley open house to update community on SR-138 study

Keywords: North Los Angeles County, Public Input, Transportation Improvements
November 05, 2003
MTA Announces Free Emergency Vanpool Program for Employers

Companies that establish new vanpools will receive 100% van lease subsidy from MTA

Keywords: Emergency, Van Pool, Employers
November 03, 2003
MTA Contracted Bus Lines to Become Operational on Tuesday, Nov. 4

Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 4, First Transit Inc., under contract to MTA, will begin operating 12 bus lines that have been sidelined due to a separate labor dispute between First Transit Inc. and its drivers.

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November 03, 2003
MTA Contracted Bus Lines to Become Operational on Tuesday, Nov. 4

Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 4, First Transit Inc., under contract to MTA, will begin operating 12 bus lines that have been sidelined due to a separate labor dispute between First Transit Inc. and its drivers.

Keywords: contracted, bus lines
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