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News Releases from September, 2004

September 28, 2004

Metro’s community-based transit service sector governance councils will hold their monthly public meetings in October to discuss various transit issues as they relate to their specific transit service sector. Residents within the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys, Gateway Cities of southeast Los Angeles, the South Bay and the Westside/Central area interested in helping improve Metro Bus service in their communities are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings.

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September 24, 2004
Metro Approves New Towing Contracts to Help Stranded Freeway Drivers

Motorists stranded on local freeways will benefit by action taken Thursday, September 23, by the LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board.

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September 23, 2004
Metro Approves Issuing Up to $1.3 Billion In Proposition “C” Bonds For Key Transportation Projects

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors today took a bold step to meet federal air quality conformity requirements, relieve congestion and ensure the future flow of federal transportation funding by approving the sale of up to $1.3 billion in Proposition C bonds over 10 years (FY 05 - FY 14) to accelerate the schedules of five key transportation projects.

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September 22, 2004
David Armijo Named New Metro Westside/Central Service Sector General Manager; Richard Hunt Becomes New San Fernando Valley Sector General ManagerMetro San Fernando Valley Service Sector General Manager David Armijo will leave his post as gen. manager

Metro San Fernando Valley Service Sector General Manager David Armijo will leave his post as general manager to succeed Jim McElroy, who resigned last week as general manager of the Metro Westside/Central Service Sector.

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September 20, 2004
Artists Transform Concrete Wall into Urban Respite at Civic Center Metro Rail Station; Pillars into Symbolic Gateways at Wilshire/Vermont Station

LOS ANGELES - A hanging garden composed of glass and granite has transformed the First  and Hill streets entrance to the Civic Center Metro Rail Station into a lush landscape that invokes the poetry of Ovid as it transports subway riders and passing pedestrians to their urban destination.

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September 17, 2004
More than $4 Billion in New Development Planned Around Metro Rail System

Developers and their partners are investing more than $4 billion in at least 30 new development projects around Metro stations throughout Los Angeles County, according to an informal survey conducted by Metro.

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September 15, 2004
Metro Westside/Central General Manager Jim Mcelroy Resigns; Plans To Return To Sacramento Area

(Los Angeles) - Jim McElroy, general manager of the Metro Westside/Central Service Sector, has offered his resignation, effective Oct. 15. He plans to return to the Sacramento area to be with his family.

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September 15, 2004
Metro Red Line Wilshire/Vermont Station Entrance Closed and Relocated During Retail Construction Work

The main entrance to the Metro Red Line station at Wilshire and Vermont has been closed and relocated to Wilshire and Shatto Place because of on-site construction work.

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September 07, 2004
Metro Begins Construction Work for Eastside Extension on South End of Metro Gold Line Union Station Platform

Construction is beginning at Union Station, this week, on the first segment of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension.

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September 03, 2004
Go Metro to Heart Walk Los Angeles 2004

Get your exercise and help raise funds for life saving heart research. Metro can take you to the American Heart Association's Heart Walk Los Angeles Sept. 11-18.

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September 03, 2004
"Metro Experience"Mobile Theater Promoting Rail Safety to be Showcased at Los Angeles County Fair

The mobile theater "Metro Experience", a cutting edge thrill ride that drives home the importance of rail safety will be part of this year's Los Angeles County Fair held in Pomona from September 10 through the 26.

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