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News Releases from May, 2004

May 28, 2004
Metro Offers Solution to Family Vacationers Turned Off by Soaring Gas Prices

Metro today announced that it has the solution for countless Los Angeles County vacationers who could be forced to limit their vacation plans this summer due to the high price of gasoline, which could reach $3 per gallon by summer's end.

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May 28, 2004
Metro's Citizens Advisory Council Honors Congressman Schiff with "Person of the Year"Award

Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) received the 2004 "Person of the Year" award from Metro's Citizens Advisory Council (CAC). The first recipient of the honor, Congressman Schiff accepted the award at the CAC's general meeting this week.

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May 28, 2004
Three Metro Service Sector Governance Councils to Hold Meetings in June

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

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May 27, 2004
Metro Board Approves Increase in Fare Inspectors for the Metro Blue and Metro Green Lines

The MTA Board of Directors today approved a modification to the security contract with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to add 60 security assistants as fare inspectors on both the Metro Blue and Metro Green Lines during the new fiscal year that begins July 1.

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May 26, 2004
Metro Honors Employers for Rideshare Programs During 6th Annual Rideshare Diamond Awards Luncheon

Metro along with the Ventura County Transportation Commission today honored those employers in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the development and implementation of innovative and successful rideshare programs for their employees.

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May 25, 2004
Metro Orange Line Intersection Reconstruction, Utility Installation Gets Underway at Four San Fernando Valley Intersections

(Los Angeles) - Crews have begun work at three San Fernando Valley intersections as part of construction of the Metro Orange Line. Work at a fourth intersection begins Wednesday. A 14-mile busway, the Metro Orange Line will begin operations between Warner Center and the Metro Red Line North Hollywood Station in August 2005. The schedule is as follows:

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May 24, 2004
Nighttime Construction Slated at Four Metro Orange Line Intersections

(Los Angeles) - Metro has scheduled work at four San Fernando Valley intersections as part of construction of the Metro Orange Line, the 14-mile busway that will begin operations between Warner Center and the Metro Red Line North Hollywood Station in August 2005. The schedule is as follows:

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May 14, 2004
LACC Summer Students To "Go Metro"with Free Transit Pass Pilot Program

(Los Angeles) - This summer Metro and Los Angeles City College (LACC) will launch a pilot program that will provide all of LACC's full-time summer semester students with a Metro transit pass. The Metro Institutional Pass, or I-Pass, will enable students who take four units or more in the summer session to commute to LACC via the Metro Bus and Rail System from mid-June through August. The $25,000 pilot program is being funded by LACC.

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May 14, 2004
Go Metro to the 12th Annual Noho Theatre & Arts Festival May 15 & 16

Go Metro! That's the advice Metro and NoHo Theatre & Arts Festival officials had today for the thousands of people expected to attend this weekend's festivities in North Hollywood.

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May 12, 2004
Go Metro to Museums of the Arroyo Day Festival May 16

Metro offers the best way to get to the 15th Annual Museums of the Arroyo Day Festival on Sunday, May 16, where a day of special events with artists and authors and free admission to five area museums is planned.

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May 10, 2004
Metro Orange Line Nighttime Construction Scheduled at Four San Fernando Valley Intersections

(Los Angeles) - Nighttime work is scheduled at four San Fernando Valley intersections this week as part of construction of the Metro Orange Line, the 14-mile busway that will begin operating from Warner Center to the Metro Red Line North Hollywood Station in August 2005. The schedule is as follows:

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May 10, 2004
Metro Bus Operator Cycles to Work Daily in Preparation for May 20, 'Bike to Work' Day

Every Day Metro Bus operator Alfred Portillo drives one of the most sophisticated buses in the world carrying thousand of people to work, school, medical appointments and personal errands, but to get to work Alfred relies on the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly vehicle on earth, his bicycle.

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May 07, 2004
Metro Mechanics and Metro Bus Operators and Motherhood; Celebrating Dedicated Mothers This Mother's Day

After a day's work of fixing an engine or driving a Metro bus on a crowded freeway, MTA mothers come home to their children with the caring touch of a mother's hand. Not too many mothers can say that they do this, but the moms at MTA who work as mechanics and bus operators have what it takes to succeed in these jobs while living as full time mothers.

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May 07, 2004
Metro Mechanics and Metro Bus Operators and Motherhood; Celebrating Dedicated Mothers This Mother's Day

After a day's work of fixing an engine or driving a Metro bus on a crowded freeway, MTA mothers come home to their children with the caring touch of a mother's hand. Not too many mothers can say that they do this, but the moms at MTA who work as mechanics and bus operators have what it takes to succeed in these jobs while living as full time mothers.

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May 06, 2004
Metro to Hold Public Hearing May 20 on Proposed FY05 Budget

Metro will hold a public hearing on a draft $2.9 billion budget for fiscal year 2004-05 on Thursday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m. in the third floor Board room at Metro headquarters, One Gateway Plaza next to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

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May 04, 2004
Metro Orange Line Construction Slated for Encino Intersection

(Los Angeles) - Work is scheduled to begin May 6, 2004 in Encino on White Oak Avenue just north of Oxnard Street as part of construction of the Metro Orange Line, the 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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May 03, 2004
Mobility 21 Coalition Meeting to Focus on Key State and Federal Transportation Issues

The Mobility 21 Coalition will co-host a meeting with the Valley Industry and Commerce Association and Syncro Aircraft Interiors, Inc. on Friday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Syncro Hanger - Van Nuys Airport, 7701 Woodley Ave.

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May 03, 2004
Metro Offers Free Rides to Bicyclists on Metro Buses, Metro Rail on Bike to Work Day Thursday, May 20

To promote Bike to Work Day Thursday, May 20, Metro will offer bicyclists free rides on Metro Buses and Metro Rail trains that day allowing commuters to cover a portion of their trip on public transit.

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