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News Releases from August, 2004

August 31, 2004
Metro School Pool Program Brings Students Back to School

With schools returning to session throughout the greater Los Angeles area, Metro offers a free carpool matching service to make the school day ritual of commuting easier and more convenient.

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August 30, 2004
National Rail~Volution Conference Comes to Los Angeles Sept. 18-22

A national audience of transportation professionals, urban planners, community activitists and others will be coming to Los Angeles Sept. 18-22 to highlight regional efforts to create more livable communities with transit.

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August 30, 2004
Metro Gateway Cities Governance Council Considering Proposed Service Improvements

The Metro Gateway Cities Governance Council is evaluating a number of proposed bus service improvements in Southeast Los Angeles County, which would become effective in late December. The council conducted a public hearing earlier this month in the City of Downey to receive public input on the projected service modifications.

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August 27, 2004
Metro Statement Regarding Special Master Rejection to Extend Consent Decree

MTA is proud of the accomplishments that have been made over the years to improve the Metro Bus System. MTA applauds the recent decision by Special Master Donald T. Bliss to reject a bid by the Bus Riders Union to extend the current 10-year consent decree past its October 2006 deadline.

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August 27, 2004
Metro to Maintain Wilshire Boulevard Peak Period Buses-Only Lane, Evaluate Potential for More Dedicated Transit Lanes

(Los Angeles) - Metro will ask the City of Los Angeles to make a one-mile dedicated buses-only lane on Wilshire Boulevard in West Los Angeles a permanent improvement. A staff recommendation approved yesterday by the Metro Board of Directors also calls for the evaluation of additional segments of Wilshire Boulevard and other Metro Rapid bus corridors that have potential for dedicated peak period transit lanes.

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August 26, 2004
Metro CEO Orders Work to Resume on Metro Orange Line - 11 Uncompleted Intersections are ‘Immediate Focus’

(Los Angeles) - Metro Chief Executive Officer Roger Snoble today ordered Shimmick/Obayashi, the contractor for the Metro Orange Line transitway project, to resume construction immediately. Snoble's action followed notification from the Court of Appeal late Wednesday that it would not issue any further rulings on an earlier appeal by Metro, thereby lifting a stay on construction it imposed on Aug. 2.

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August 26, 2004
Metro Community-Based Transit Service Sector Governance Councils to Hold Meetings in September

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

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August 19, 2004
Go Metro to UCLA Football Home Games

Free shuttle near Metro Gold Line Station takes fans to UCLA Football home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena

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August 06, 2004
Metro Rolls Out First High Capacity State-of-the-Art 45-Foot Bus

Metro officials today unveiled the first of 100 new state-of-the-art high capacity 45-foot Metro Buses that will be placed into service in the next few weeks on various Metro Rapid Bus lines serving the region.

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August 04, 2004
Metro Community-Based Service Sectors to Hold Public Hearings on Proposed Metro Bus Service Modification

Metro community-based service sectors will hold a series of public hearings in August to receive public comment on proposed changes to Metro Bus service. The changes, once approved by the individual Service Sector's Governance Councils, will go into effect on December 19, 2004 or later.

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August 03, 2004
Key L.A. Officials Announce $9 Billion Plan for Top Ten Traffic Busters at Third Annual Mobility 21 Transportation Summit

LOS ANGELES - Top leaders from Metro, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the Automobile Club of Southern California, along with Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn Aug. 3 announced a $9 billion plan to fund Los Angeles County's Top Ten Traffic Busters at the third annual Mobility 21 transportation summit held at the Hilton Burbank Airport and Convention Center.

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