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News Releases from October, 2004

October 29, 2004
Metro to Install Drainage System Saturday at Metro Orange Line Intersection

Metro contractors will excavate trenches and install new drainage pipes on the west side of the intersection of Hazeltine Avenue and Bessemer Street in the San Fernando Valley on Saturday, October 30, 2004 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.  The work is part of  construction of the Metro Orange Line, a 14-mile transitway that is due to begin service from Warner Center to the Metro Red Line North Hollywood Station in 2005.

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October 29, 2004
Metro Executives, Elected Officials Open New Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Community Relations Field Office

Local and federal elected officials today joined Metro executives in celebrating the grand opening of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Community Relations Field Office for the light rail project now under construction.

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October 27, 2004
Metro Sector Governance Councils to Hold Meetings in November

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

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October 22, 2004
Revised Environmental Report for Metro Orange Line Corridor Released; Study Examines Rapid Bus Alternative

Metro today released a Revised Final Environmental Impact Report (Revised FEIR) for the San Fernando Valley East-West Transit Corridor for a 30-day public review. The draft report includes a court-ordered study of a Rapid Bus alternative to the current 14-mile Metro Orange Line transitway project now under construction from North Hollywood to Warner Center.

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October 19, 2004
Metro Releases Draft Environmental Impact Report on Proposed New West Los Angeles Transportation Center

Metro today released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on the proposed new West Los Angeles Transportation Center for a 45-day public comment and review period.

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October 19, 2004
Low Metro Fares Remain Unchanged as Gasoline Prices Hit Record High

Low fares make it attractive for more people to utilize public transit to avoid skyrocketing gasoline prices

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October 18, 2004
Metro South Bay Service Sector to Make Minor Route Changes to Three Lines in San Pedro

The Metro South Bay Service Sector will make minor route modifications to three Metro Bus Lines operating in the San Pedro area effective Sunday, October 24.

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October 15, 2004
Metro sobrepasa la barrera de la tecnologia con el super autobus Metro Liner; el prototipo de autobus presentado hoy en North Hollywood

200 autobuses Metro Liner operarán en la Línea Naranja de Metro y en otros ejes viales altamente transitados

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October 15, 2004
Metro Raises Technology Bar with Super-Sized Metro Liner ; Bus Prototype Unveiled Today in North Hollywood

200 Metro Liners to Operate on Metro Orange Line, Other High Ridership Corridors

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October 15, 2004
Metro Raises Technology Bar with Super-Sized Metro Liner ; Bus Prototype Unveiled Today in North Hollywood

(Los Angeles) - Metro officials gathered in North Hollywood today to showcase the first of 200 high-capacity Metro Liner buses, which will operate on many of L.A.'s busiest bus corridors and on the Metro Orange Line when it opens in 2005. The technologically sophisticated super-sized 60-ft. Metro Liner will be the first articulated bus to operate in Los Angeles in two decades.

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October 14, 2004
Brewer-Smith Named New West Hollywood Metro Transportation Manager

Yvonne Brewer-Smith, a 28-year Metro veteran, has been named the new transportation manager at the West Hollywood Metro Bus Operating Division.

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October 13, 2004
International Rating Agency Upgrades $1.42 Billion In Metro Proposition “C” Sales Tax Revenue Bonds To ‘A+’

(Los Angeles) - The global credit rating firm Fitch Ratings has rated the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (Metro) $180 million Proposition C Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Second Senior Bonds, Series 2004-A, "A+," and has upgraded to "A+" from "A" Metro's $1.22 billion in outstanding parity bonds.

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October 06, 2004
Go Metro To Long Beach International City Bank Marathon

Runners interested in participating in the 20th Annual Long Beach International City Bank Marathon Sunday, Oct. 10 can bypass traffic and get there easily and cost-effectively using Metro Rail.

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October 06, 2004
Metro Attracting Growing Number Of Auto Drivers To Bus, Rail System

(Los Angeles) – Recent surveys by Metro show the number of people with access to cars or trucks that are choosing to use Metro’s buses and trains instead of commuting by automobile is growing. In Spring 2004, 29 percent of Metro riders had a car or truck available for their commute, up from 22 percent in Fall 2002.

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October 06, 2004
Metro Gives Spotlight Awards To The Best Of The Best At A Night Of Stars Ceremony

More than 500 Metro Operations employees were honored recently for their achievements over the past five years during a “Night of Stars” ceremony held in the City of Industry.
Metro transportation and maintenance employees who met certain criteria including receiving no disciplinary action, no lost work-time due to injuries and no more than 30 days of absences over the last five years and zero traffic accidents received a special medallion presented by Metro executive staff.

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October 01, 2004
METRO GOLD LINE EASTSIDE EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Several work activities are taking place in and around First and Bodie Streets in the Boyle Heights area this weekend as part of the construction of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension, a 6-mile light rail that will begin service between Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles and Atlantic and Pomona boulevards in East Los Angeles in late 2009.

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October 01, 2004
METRO URGES ANGELENOS TO ‘SHARE THE RIDE’ DURING RIDESHARE WEEK OCT. 4-8

Metro urges Los Angeles commuters to share the ride the week of Oct. 4-8 and beyond as part of the 18th annual Rideshare Week, a statewide campaign to reduce solo driving that is causing major traffic congestion on the state’s streets and freeways.

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