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News Releases from April, 2004

April 30, 2004
L.A.' s Channel 36 To Air L.A. in a Day Via Metro Marathon

Heat up the popcorn and pull up a chair! The City of Los Angeles' Channel 36 is set to air a four-hour marathon of its cable television Metro Rail travelogue L.A. in a Day Via Metro on Sunday, May 9.

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April 29, 2004
Metro Service Sector Governance Councils to Hold Their Monthly Meetings

Metro's community-based transit service sector governance councils will hold their monthly public meetings in May to discuss transit issues as they relate to their specific transit service sector.

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April 27, 2004
Metro Board of Directors Approves Joint Development Project for the Westlake/Macarthur Park Metro Red Line Station

The MTA Board of Directors last week approved entering into a joint development agreement that will bring an apartment and retail complex to the Westlake/MacArthur Metro Red Line Station.

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April 23, 2004
Metro Orange Line Construction Set for Two Woodland Hills Locations

(Los Angeles) - Nighttime and ongoing daytime work will take place at two Woodland Hills 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.  The schedule is as follows:

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April 19, 2004
Street Work to Get Underway at Three San Fernando Valley Locations as Part of Metro Orange Line Construction

(Los Angeles) - Street work will begin at three San Fernando Valley locations this week as part of construction of the Metro Orange Line, a 14-mile busway that will begin service between Warner Center and the Metro Red Line North Hollywood Station in August 2005. The schedule is as follows:

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April 16, 2004
Metro Juror Pass Program Expands To Five Additional Superior Court Locations

(Los Angeles) - The successful Metro Juror Pass Program that allows Los Angeles Superior Court jurors to exchange their vehicle mileage reimbursement for a Metro weekly transit pass to travel to and from 10 district courts has expanded to five additional district courts.

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April 16, 2004
Metro Bus Tokens will no Longer be Accepted on Foothill Transit Buses Effective May 1

Metro bus tokens are being phased out on Foothill Transit buses and will no longer be accepted as fare payment effective Saturday, May 1.

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April 14, 2004
Go Metro to Fiesta Broadway and Beat Traffic, Parking Hassles

Leave your car behind and go Metro to Fiesta Broadway Sunday, April 25, and forget about traffic and parking hassles.

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April 14, 2004
Metro Westside/Central Service Sector to Hold Community Fair on Saturday, April 24

Metro Westside/Central Service Sector will hold a community fair for Westside residents and patrons interested to learning more about the various programs and services that Metro provides.

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April 09, 2004
Metro Orange Line Overnight Construction Scheduled for Three San Fernando Valley Locations

(Los Angeles) - Nighttime work is scheduled at three 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.

Keywords: news
April 09, 2004
Metro South Bay Service Sector Invites the Public to an Open House and Transit Safety Fair at its Carson Division April 17

The Metro South Bay community-based transit service sector will hold an open house and a transit safety fair at its Carson Bus Division on Saturday, April 17. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 450 W. Griffith Street.

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April 07, 2004
Greater Los Angeles Vendor Fair to be held April 13 at L.A. Convention Center

Small businesses interested in contracting with five major Los Angeles area agencies are invited to attend the 11th Annual Greater Los Angeles Vendor Fair, April 13, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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April 05, 2004
Poets to board Metro Rail for Live Rush-hour Readings during National Poetry Month in April

n a month-long series of live poetry readings aboard Metro Rail during April, celebrated poet Elena Karina Byrne leads bands of poets in live readings at rush hour on the Metro Red Line subway on Thursday, April 8; on the Metro Blue Line trains on Thursday, April 22, and in the Metro Gold Line Mission Station plaza in South Pasadena on Thursday, April 29.

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April 03, 2004
MTA Moves Forward with the Purchase of 200 High-capacity Buses and a Major Design/Build Contract for the San Fernando Valley Metro Rapid Transitway

MTA CEO Roger Snoble Gives Green Light to Major Transportation Contracts

Keywords: Buses, San Fernando Valley, Rapid Transit Way
April 02, 2004
MTA Statement Regarding FTA Release of Eastside Light Rail Full Funding Grant Agreement to Congress for 60-Day Review

MTA is pleased that the Federal Transit Administration today sent the Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) for the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension to Congress to begin its mandatory 60-day review. This is another important step in the development of the transportation network of Los Angeles County.

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