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News Releases from June, 2004

June 28, 2004
Metro Statement Re: U.S. District Court Review of Special Master’s Remedial Service Plan

U.S. District Court Judge Terry Hatter has affirmed the Special Master's Remedial Service Plan of January 12, 2004 and denied Metro's limited appeal of the order's directive to place 145 additional buses into service by December 2004.

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June 28, 2004
Metro Rail Subcontractor Ordered to Pay Metro $5.2 Million for Abusing Minority Contracting Rules, Making False Claims

(Los Angeles) - A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ordered a Metro Rail construction subcontractor and its principals to pay Metro $5.2 million in damages and penalties for violating federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) regulations and submitting false claims during construction of the Metro Red Line subway.

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June 28, 2004
Transit Schedule Notice for July 4, 5

Transit Schedule Notice for July 4, 5

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June 25, 2004
Mayor of the City of Lancaster to Take Reins as New Metro Board Chair Effective July 1

Frank C. Roberts, Mayor of the City of Lancaster and Metro Board Member will become Metro Board Chair beginning July 1, 2004. Roberts, who has served as 1st Vice Chair since July 2003, will serve as Chair for a term of one year.

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June 24, 2004
Metro Community-Based Transit Service Sector Governance Councils to Hold Meetings in July

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

 

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June 23, 2004
Black Business Association names Metro “Government Agency of the Year

For the fifth time since 1992, Metro has received the 'Government Agency of the Year' award from the Black Business Association.

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June 22, 2004
L.A.’S Channel 36 To Air LA In A Day Via Metro Mini-Marathon

(Los Angeles) - Find a spot on the couch and put down your TV remote! The City of Los Angeles' Channel 36 will air a mini-marathon of the Metro Rail cable television travelogue, LA In A Day Via Metro, on Wednesday, June 23.

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June 22, 2004
Go Metro to the Latino International Film Festival at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theater, July 16 to 25

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival presented by actor, director and activist Edward James Olmos returns for its eighth annual event at the historic Egyptian Theater in Hollywood from July 16 to 25.

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June 18, 2004
Metro Adds Service to 51 Bus Lines; Creates Five New Metro Bus Lines and Implements Other Service Modifications Effective Sunday, June 27

Metro will add a total of 83,000 revenue service hours effective Sunday, June 27 by adding additional bus trips to 51 bus lines and establishing five new Metro Bus routes throughout Los Angeles County as part of an effort to improve bus service and the efficiency of the Metro system.

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June 17, 2004
Metro Rapid to Roll on Vernon-La Cienega, Soto Street June 28

The Metro Bus system's fastest on-street service comes to Vernon Avenue/La Cienega Boulevard and Soto Street on June 28. Metro Rapid's award-winning service delivers passengers to destinations up to 25 percent faster than standard bus service.

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June 11, 2004
Metro's L.A. In A Day Cable Television Show Takes Viewers on Trip to Many of Region's Most Popular Destinations Via Metro Day Pass

(Los Angeles) - Getting to many of L.A.'s most popular destinations on the Metro Bus and Rail System just got easier with the recent introduction of the Metro Day Pass, and Metro's L.A. In A Day Via the Metro Day Pass, hosted by Jeff Cole and Heather Hopper, shows just how easy it really is.

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June 07, 2004
Metro Board Adopts FY05 Budget

Metro directors today adopted a balanced $2.9 billion budget for Fiscal year 2004-05.

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June 07, 2004
Go Metro To The Hollywood Museum

Movie fans can visit Hollywood's newest major attraction easily via the Metro Red Line at Hollywood/Highland Station

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June 02, 2004
Arbitration Panel Renders Decision to Resolve Health Care Issues with Metro Maintenance Union

An arbitration panel headed by a retired federal judge has rendered a decision to resolve health care funding issues dividing MTA management and leaders of its maintenance workers union.

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June 01, 2004
Federal Transit Administration Approves $490.7 Million Funding Pact for Light Rail Extension to East Los Angeles

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today approved $490.7 million in federal funding for a 6-mile extension of the Metro Gold Line from Union Station to Little Tokyo, Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles. Following the execution of a federal Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA), Metro CEO Roger Snoble signed the construction contract to build the $898.8 million extension, which is expected to begin service through one of the most densely populated areas of Los Angeles County in 2009.

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