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News Releases from March, 2005

March 25, 2005
Go Metro to Thai New Year's Festival in Hollywood

Metro Rail's Hollywood/Western Station at Center of all the Action for Thai New Year's Festival

Keywords: Thai New Year's Festival
March 25, 2005
Metro Sector Governance Councils April Meetings to Include Annual Meeting and Open House at Arthur Winston's Bus Operating Division

Metro's community-based transit service sector governance councils will hold their regular monthly public meetings in April to discuss various transportation issues within their respective service sectors.

Keywords: Governance Councils, April Meetings
March 24, 2005
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors Approves West Los Angeles Transportation Facility; Certifies Final Environmental Impact Report

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors today approved a new Metro bus transportation operating facility planned for West Los Angeles, certifying the project's final environmental impact report (EIR).

Keywords: board of directors, West Los Angeles Transportation Facility, Final Environmental Impact Report
March 23, 2005
Artistas transforman la Linea Naranja del Metro en una obra de arte

Nueva exhibición pública de arte en el Pierce College del 28 de Marzo al 21 de Abril muestra los diseños de obras de arte para el carrill exclusivo de autobuses en el Valle de San Fernando actualmente en construcción.

Keywords: Orange Line
March 23, 2005
Artists Transform Metro Orange Line into Work of Art

New public art exhibit at Pierce College March 28 to April 21 showcases artwork designs for San Fernando Valley transitway now under construction.

Keywords: Orange Line
March 23, 2005
Artists Transform Metro Orange Line into Work of Art

New public art exhibit at Pierce College March 28 to April 21 showcases artwork designs for San Fernando Valley transitway now under construction.

Keywords: Orange Line, Artists
March 18, 2005
Metro To Launch New Photo-Less Student Fare Card Program

In an effort to cut red tape and increase convenience, Metro will launch a new photo-less Student Fare Card program March 21, 2005 for K-12 students. The new streamlined process eliminates the need for an application and the taking of a special photo to obtain the fare card.

Keywords: Photo-less Student Fare Card
March 16, 2005
Metro, Automobile Club of Southern California, Metrolink team up to help consumers beat high gasoline prices

Easy to remember and implement, strategy intended to make best use of regional transportation system while helping to mitigate spiraling fuel costs for consumers

Keywords: gasoline prices, Metrolink, AAA
March 13, 2005
MTA Staff Revises Metro Fare Restructuring Recommendation

There will be no change in Metro Bus and Metro Rail fares charged senior citizens, students and disabled persons, cash fares would drop and discount tokens would be continued if the MTA Board next week concurs with a revised staff recommendation on fare restructuring.

Keywords: MTA Staff, Fare Restructuring Recommendation
March 11, 2005
Metro to Hold April 5 Public Hearing on Santa Catalina Island to Determine Use of Transportation Funds

The MTA will conduct a public hearing on Santa Catalina Island on Tuesday, April 5 to receive ideas and suggestions for meeting public transportation needs on Santa Catalina Island. The hearing will be held in Avalon at the City Hall, 410 Avalon Canyon Road, held in conjunction with their council meeting starting at 7:00 p.m.

Keywords: Santa Catilina Island, transportation funds, Public Hearings
March 11, 2005
Metro Begins Street Decking Operation on First Street Between Bodie, Bailey Streets for Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension

Metro begins street decking operation Friday, March 11, on First Street between Bodie and Bailey Streets for construction of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension, the 6-mile light rail project that will connect Little Tokyo, Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles with the regional Metro Rail system.

Keywords: Construction, Gold Line, Eastside Extension
March 07, 2005
Metro to present contracting opportunities to local businesses at 12th Annual Greater L.A. Vendor Fair

Businesses interested in contracting with Metro, the county's lead transportation agency, should not miss the 12th Annual Greater Los Angeles Vendor Fair April 27 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Keywords: Annual L.A. Venfor Fair
March 01, 2005
Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Construction Moves Forward With Underground Utility Survey, Soil Grouting

Construction of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension light rail project continues with preparation for the excavation of the 1.8-mile tunnel segment and two underground stations along First Street in Boyle Heights. The project, with a budget of $898 million, is expected to be open to the public by late 2009.

Keywords: Gold Line, Eastside Extension, Construction
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