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News Releases from January, 2005

January 31, 2005
Metro Sector Governance Councils to Hold February Monthly Meetings and Two Public Hearings

Metro's community-based transit service sector governance councils will hold their regular monthly public meetings in February to discuss various transit issues as they relate to their specific transit service sector. In addition, two service sectors will be holding public hearings on proposed service modifications planned for implementation in June.

Keywords: Governance Councils, February, Monthly Meetings
January 24, 2005
MTA Board Adopts Report on Proposed $5.5 Billion Overhaul of Congestion-Plagued I-710 Freeway From Ports to Pomona Freeway

Following months of meetings between stakeholders, elected officials, environmental and industry groups, representatives of the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and residents living along an 18-mile stretch of the I-710 Freeway from Long Beach to East Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board today adopted the Draft Final Report on the I-710 Major Corridor Study. The report outlines a $5.5 billion Locally Preferred Strategy aimed at overhauling the heavily congested artery and parallel arterials to accommodate future growth and improve safety and air quality.

Keywords: I-710, MTA Board
January 24, 2005
Metro Westside/Central Service Sector to Hold 'Metro Connections' Workshop Meeting Feb. 3

The Metro Westside/Central Service Sector Governance Council will hold a special workshop meeting on Thursday, Feb. 3 to discuss a new concept in transportation delivery called Metro Connections.

Keywords: Westside, Centeral, Workshop, Connections
January 24, 2005
Metro Tailors Transit Pass Programs for Businesses

New Metro pass programs are making it easier than ever for Los Angeles County businesses, both large and small, to offer employees a better, more cost-effective way to get to work by Metro.

Keywords: Transit Pass, Businesses
January 19, 2005
Individual Metro Community-Based Service Sector Web Pages Debut on Metro's Internet Web Site

Metro Bus patrons searching for information regarding services offered in their community can now access Metro Bus information from five individual Metro Service Sector web pages now available at

Keywords: Community-Based, Service Sectors
January 19, 2005
Metro San Fernando Valley Governance Council Begins Review of Possible Metro Bus Service Changes for Implementation with the Opening of the Metro Orange Line

Beginning a public process that will reshape Metro Bus service in the San Fernando Valley, the Metro San Fernando Valley Service Sector's Governance Council has begun a detailed review of staff proposals to implement bus service changes in connection with the anticipated opening of the Metro Orange Line transitway later this summer.

Keywords: bus service changes, Orange Line,
January 14, 2005
Go Metro to the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade on Monday, January 17

Go Metro to this year's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade held in observance of his birthday on Monday, January 17.

Keywords: 'Martin Luther King Jr'
January 06, 2005
Artist Designs Seating for Civic Center Metro Rail Station in Los Angeles

(LOS ANGELES) Artist Peter Reiquam specializes in the design and fabrication of public furnishings that are both fun and utilitarian. His recent work, a sleek series of four subway 'sofas,' was recently installed at the Los Angeles Metro Rail Civic Center Station. The contemporary benches provide a seating area where commuters may comfortably sit and talk to one another while waiting for the train.

Keywords: 'Civic Center' Seating Artist
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