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News Releases from February, 2004

February 27, 2004
Rainfall Delays Start of Wilshire Boulevard Peak-Period, Bus-Only Lane Demonstration Project till March 8

(Los Angeles) – The start of a peak-period, bus-only lane project on Wilshire Boulevard in West Los Angeles has been delayed until March 8. Rainfall during the month of February forced the postponement of necessary pavement re-striping and installation of signage.

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February 26, 2004
Metro Board Approves Deal to Sell Land Above Metro Rail Station to LAUSD for a Proposed School Site

The Board of Directors today approved a deal with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in which the school district will purchase land above the Wilshire/Vermont Metro Red Line Station for the construction and development of a public school.

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February 25, 2004
Go Metro to Avoid High Price of Gasoline

Go Metro to Avoid High Price of Gasoline Metro is a more cost-effective alternative as gasoline prices spike to more than $2 per gallon Is filling your gas tank draining your pocketbook?

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February 24, 2004
Metro San Fernando Valley Community-Based Transit Service Sector to Hold Two Community Meetings in March

The Metro San Fernando Valley Service Sector will hold two community meetings in March to update the public on various transportation issues pertaining to Metro Bus service provided in the San Fernando Valley.

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February 19, 2004
Metro to Start Wilshire Boulevard Peak-Period, Bus-Only Lane Demonstration Project March 1

(Los Angeles) - The next generation of MTA's popular Metro Rapid bus service is set to debut March 1 with a project aimed at demonstrating the benefits of bus-only lanes to bus operations and traffic flow. The project will reserve curbside lanes for buses during morning and afternoon peak hours (7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) on both sides of a frequently congested one-mile section of Wilshire Boulevard in West Los Angeles between Federal Avenue and the Santa Monica city line at Centinela Avenue.

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February 19, 2004
Metro Westside/Central Service Sector to Hold Public Meetings on Proposed Metro Bus Service Changes

The Metro Westside/Central community-based transit service sector will hold two community meetings and a public hearing on proposed service enhancements and changes to Metro Bus service operating in the Central area of Los Angeles as well as the Westside.

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February 18, 2004
Metro South Bay Service Sector to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Metro Bus Changes

The Metro South Bay community-based transit service sector will hold a public hearing in March on proposed Metro Bus service modifications and service changes planned for implementation on or after June 27, 2004.

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February 17, 2004
Metro Trip Planner Guides Early California Primary Voters to 16 Touchscreen Locations Via Metro Bus, Rail System

(Los Angeles) - Thinking about voting early in the March 2 California primary election by touchscreen? Planning your trip on Metro Trip Planner at www.metro.net can make getting to L.A. County's 16 touchscreen locations more convenient via the Metro Bus and Rail System.

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February 12, 2004
Metro Names Alex Clifford as New General Manager for Metro Gateway Cities Community-based Transit Service Sector

MTA has announced the appointment of Alex Clifford as the new general manager of the Metro Gateway Cities community-based transit service sector serving communities in the southeast portion of Los Angeles County.

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February 11, 2004
Go Metro to Major L.A. County Sports Centers

Getting to sporting events is easier than you think when you "Go Metro." Scores of sports venues are easily accessible via Metro Buses and trains:

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February 04, 2004
Go Metro to 2004 NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center

Basketball fans can "Go Metro" to the 2004 NBA All-Star Game and avoid the hassles of driving to and parking at the Staples Center Feb. 15.

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February 04, 2004
Metro South Bay Sector Governance Council Members to Ride South Bay Metro Bus Lines in an Adopt-a-Bus-Line Improvement Program

In an effort to learn more about the Metro Bus lines operating in the South Bay as well as what Metro customers experience when riding Metro Buses, the seven members of the Metro South Bay Governance Council will begin riding buses throughout their service area beginning in February.

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February 04, 2004
Metro Gold Line best way to view Firecracker Run in Chinatown Sunday, Feb. 8

Metro Rail will be the best way for thousands of runners and fans to participate in the 26th Annual Firecracker 5k/10k Run that will take place Sunday, February 8, on the streets of Chinatown.

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February 02, 2004
Metro Statement

Today, the Board of Directors authorized a limited appeal to U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter of the January 12, 2004 Order of Special Master Donald Bliss.

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