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News Releases from July, 2004

July 27, 2004
Fewer Metro Worker Compensation Claims Filed; a 25-percent Reduction over Last Year

Metro has taken a sizeable bite out of Workers' Compensation claims, a major step toward directing more dollars toward purchasing additional buses.

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July 23, 2004
Metro Gateway Cities Sector Works Better for the Customer and the Employee; Management and Employees Report Exciting Change in Responsiveness

It's all about attention to detail. Gateway Cities Service Sector management and staff conduct frequent line rides, inspections of buses leaving the bus yard, and convene small focus groups in an effort to experience the rides as the customers do and to hear firsthand from operator and mechanic team members.

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July 23, 2004
Metro to Streamline Application Process for Student ID Cards

A pilot program aimed at streamlining the application process for Los Angeles Unified School District high school students is set to begin in August at seven area high schools.

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July 22, 2004
Metro Board Approves Purchase of 75 New Buses

The Metro Board of Directors today approved the purchase of 75 new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses from North American Bus Industries (NABI). The $30 million purchase will ensure that Metro has sufficient quantities of new buses available to comply with the requirements of the federal Consent Decree to continue Metro Bus improvements.

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July 17, 2004
Metro Officially Breaks Ground on Eastside Extension of the Metro Gold Line Light Rail Project

Metro officials joined local, state and federal officials, today, to break ground and begin construction on the Eastside Extension of the Metro Gold Line light rail project after the agency secured a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) last month from the Federal Transit Administration.

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July 16, 2004
Groundbreaking Saturday for Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension

Local, state and federal officials will join community and Metro leaders, Saturday, to break ground for the six-mile Eastside Extension connecting the Metro Gold Line with Little Tokyo, Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles.

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July 08, 2004
Metro Orange Line Construction Update

(Los Angeles) - Work will take place at two San Fernando Valley locations 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.

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