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News Releases from March, 2004

March 30, 2004
Local High Schools Compete to Find L.A.'s Best Destinations Via Metro System

Can you really visit Los Angeles' best destinations in a single day for only three bucks? That's what teams from four local high schools found out in the "Discover L.A. Via Metro: the $3 Vacation" competition recently conducted by Metro.

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March 26, 2004
Shuttle buses to Dodger Stadium make it easy to take Metro Rail to the ball game

Taking Metro Rail to the ball game will be easy and convenient this year with the recent announcement that the Los Angeles Dodgers will be offering bus shuttles from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and from the Metro Gold Line Chinatown Station to selected Dodger baseball games this season.

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March 26, 2004
Metro Service Sector Governance Councils to hold their Monthly Meetings

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

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March 26, 2004
Metro Service Sector Governance Councils to Hold Their Monthly Meetings

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

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March 23, 2004
Metro Seeks Public Input on Proposed Transportation Improvements for North Los Angeles County

(Los Angeles) - MTA will host two open house meetings in the Antelope and Santa Clarita Valleys next week to solicit public comment regarding proposed transportation improvements for North Los Angeles County. Staff will present the current draft of the North County Corridors Plan, including the technical team's recommendations for the I-5, SR 14 and SR 138 corridors developed as a result of input from stakeholders, the project Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and the North County Transportation Coalition (NCTC). The recommendations include increasing capacity on I-5, adding reversible HOV (carpool) lanes on SR 14 and developing a new east-west route that links Antelope Valley with San Bernardino County.

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March 22, 2004
Metro South Bay Service Sector Invites the Public to an Open House at the Arthur Winston Division in Chesterfield Square on Saturday March 27

The Metro South Bay community-based transit service sector will hold an open house at the Arthur Winston Bus Operating Division in South Los Angeles on Saturday, March 27. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5425 Van Ness Ave.

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March 22, 2004
Metro San Fernando Valley Service Sector to Hold Transit Safety Fair and Grand Opening of New LASD Facility March 27

The Metro San Fernando Valley community-based transit service sector will hold a Transit Safety Fair on Saturday, March 27 at their sector office, 9760 Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Chatsworth.

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March 19, 2004
Nighttime Work Slated for Two San Fernando Valley Locations to Support Construction of Metro Orange Line

(Los Angeles) - Nighttime work is due to begin at two San Fernando Valley locations as part of construction of the Metro Orange Line, a 14-mile busway that is due to begin service from Warner Center to the Metro Red Line North Hollywood Station in August 2005.

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March 18, 2004
Metro to Introduce Limited Paid Permit Parking at Two San Fernando Valley Metro Red Line Subway Stations

(Los Angeles) - Effective April 1, MTA will convert 25 parking spaces at both the North Hollywood and Universal City Metro Red Line subway stations to paid permit parking. This limited conversion is intended to help manage demand for parking at these two stations, which during the week exceeds capacity. The North Hollywood and Universal City stations have a total of 919 and 555 parking spaces, respectively.

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March 18, 2004
Metro Gateway Cities Community-Based Service Sector to Hold March Town Hall Meetings in South Gate

The Metro Gateway Cities Service Sector will be co-hosting a Town Hall meeting with the City of South Gate on Thursday, March 25 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Girls Club House, located at 4930 Southern Avenue in South Gate.

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March 16, 2004
Metro transit and rideshare options help commuters beat high cost of gasoline - Commuters who take public transportaton or rideshare can save more than $4,000 per year

Daily Los Angeles county commuters who switch from solo driving to public transportation, carpools or vanpools can save more than $4,000 per year in commuting costs, according to a cost comparison conducted by Metro.

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March 15, 2004
New Metro web site promotes upcoming Bike to Work Day, a healthy way to beat high gas prices

Metro is promoting the Los Angeles region's 10th annual Bike to Work Day Thursday, May 20, by offering prizes to those who register online before that day and pledge to ride their bike to work or school. A new commuter bike, bike accessories and other prizes will be awarded to bicyclists who register at metro.net/biketowork.

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March 10, 2004
Calls Interpretation Of Consent Decree Standee Target "Unachievable" Transit Panel Says Metro Demonstrates "Exceptional Diligence" In Efforts To Improve Metro Bus Service

(Los Angeles) - A peer review panel led by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) says MTA has demonstrated “exceptional diligence” in its efforts to improve bus service to people dependent on public transit in Los Angeles County. In its March 3 report, the panel also concluded that 100 percent compliance with a consent decree’s standard for an acceptable maximum number of standees on buses is “unachievable.”

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March 08, 2004
Metro Gateway Cities Community-Based Service Sector to Hold Three Town Hall Meetings in March

The Metro Gateway Cities Service Sector, which includes cities in Southeast Los Angeles County, will hold a series of Town Hall meetings to update the public on various transportation issues pertaining to Metro Bus service provided in the Gateway Cities region.

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March 05, 2004
MTA SETS PUBLIC HEARINGS IN LANCASTER AND PALMDALE TO DETERMINE USE OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDS

The MTA will conduct a public hearing in Palmdale and Lancaster to receive ideas and suggestions for meeting public transportation needs in the Antelope Valley.

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March 03, 2004
MTA SETS SANTA CLARITA PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE USE OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDS

The MTA will conduct a public hearing in the Santa Clarita Valley on Wednesday, March 10 to receive ideas and suggestions for meeting public transportation needs in the Santa Clarita Valley area. The hearing will be held at the Santa Clarita City Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd., at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The hearing will continue until the last speaker or for two hours, whichever is earlier.

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March 01, 2004
City Officials Announce Completion of Major Street Widening Project in Signal Hill

City officials today announced the final completion of the Spring Street Revitalization Corridor Project in Signal Hill, a $5.6 million street improvement project that will improve mobility, relieve traffic congestion and encourage redevelopment in Signal Hill and Long Beach.

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