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News Releases from May, 2005

May 31, 2005
Go Metro to Christopher Street West Festival and Parade June 11-12

With thousands expected to attend this year's Christopher Street West Festival and Parade June 11-12, Metro is the best way to get to West Hollywood and avoid limited parking and street closures.

Keywords: Christopher Street West, Festival, Parade
May 27, 2005
Metro Community-Based Service Sector Governance Councils Set June Meetings

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

Keywords: Governance Councils, June Meetings
May 26, 2005
El público podrá ver por primera vez el nuevo Metro Liner en el evento anual Ride Fest en el Warner Center

Cuando la Línea Naranja de Metro se inaugure este año, los pasajeros podrán realizar el viaje de 14 millas desde el Warner Center a North Hollywood en el nuevo Metro Liner, un vehículo estilizado de 60 pies de longitud que no ha sido visto en Los Angeles anteriormente. El público puede tener un primer vistazo del Metro Liner en el RideFest, un evento anual en el Warner Center que promueve el uso de transporte público y otras formas de abatir los congestionamientos viales para los empleados del Warner Center.

Keywords: Orange Line
May 26, 2005
Public to Get First Look at New Metro Liner Vehicle at Annual Warner Center RideFest

When the Metro Orange Line opens later this year, passengers will make the 14-mile trip from Warner Center to North Hollywood on the new Metro Liner, a sleek 60-foot vehicle the likes of which have not been seen before in Los Angeles. The public can get its first look at the Metro Liner at RideFest, an annual Warner Center event which promotes transit use and other ways to beat traffic congestion to Warner Center employees.

Keywords: Orange Line
May 26, 2005
Public to Get First Look at New Metro Liner Vehicle at Annual Warner Center RideFest

When the Metro Orange Line opens later this year, passengers will make the 14-mile trip from Warner Center to North Hollywood on the new Metro Liner, a sleek 60-foot vehicle the likes of which have not been seen before in Los Angeles. The public can get its first look at the Metro Liner at RideFest, an annual Warner Center event which promotes transit use and other ways to beat traffic congestion to Warner Center employees.

Keywords: Metro Liner Vehicle, Annual Warner Center RideFest
May 26, 2005
Metro FY 06 Budget Adopted

The LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors today adopted a $2.86 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2005-06 that starts July 1.

Keywords: FY 06, Budget
May 25, 2005
Metro Recognizes Southland Businesses at 7th Annual Rideshare Diamond Awards

Metro and the Ventura County Transportation Commission today recognized employers in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the development and implementation of innovative and successful rideshare programs for their employees.

Keywords: Rideshare Diamond Awards
May 24, 2005
MTA Board Gives Green Light To Eastside Light Rail Transit Project

Six-Mile Line Chosen As Locally Preferred Alternative

Keywords: Eastside Light Rail Transit Project
May 21, 2005
High Price of Gas Got You Down? MTA Provides Best Transportation Bargain in Town

Not only can you save time by taking Metro Rail but you can also save money. As gas prices in the Southland hover above $2 a gallon mark, MTA provides the best transportation bargain in town.

Keywords: Gas Prices, Transportation
May 20, 2005
Go Metro to LA Art Fest June 3-5

Metro will help celebrate community art with scores of artists and businesses for the first annual LA Art Fest in Downtown June 3-5, and encourages everyone to attend the festivities via Metro.

Keywords: LA Arts Festival
May 13, 2005
Long Beach City Council Member Bonnie Lowenthal to Serve on the Board of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Long Beach City Council Member Bonnie Lowenthal has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), filling one of four seats on the Board that represent the 88 cities within Los Angeles County.

Keywords: Long Beach City Council, Bonnie Lowenthal
May 12, 2005
Metro Promoting Bike to Work Day By Offering Commuter Bikes, Other Prizes

Metro is promoting the 11th annual Bike to Work Day Thursday, May 19, by offering two commuter bikes, messenger bags, bike helmets, locks, and reflective lights to those who register in advance online at Metro.net/biketowork and pledge to pedal to work or school on that day.

Keywords: Bike to Work Day
May 12, 2005
Texas Transportation Institute Study Says Metro's Efforts Making Dent in L.A. County Congestion

Traffic congestion in L.A. and Orange Counties tries the patience of the most patient driver. But there's some encouraging news. The Texas Transportation Institute's "The 2005 Urban Mobility Report" concludes that the multi-pronged approach of transportation agencies including Metro reduced the number of hours drivers in L.A. and Orange County wasted in traffic from 98 hours per year in 2002 to 93 hours in 2003.

Keywords: Texas Transportation Institution, L.A County Congestion
May 11, 2005
Metro Blue Line will Experience Some Service Interruptions May 14-15

Metro will be conducting maintenance work on the overhead power system for the Metro Blue Line Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, 2005 that will impact weekend service.

Keywords: Service Interruptions, blue line
May 06, 2005
The Metro Gold Line Eastside Construction Project begins work on the East Portal Tunnel

The Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension construction project will begin widening First Street, between Fresno and Cheesbroughs Streets, on Monday, May 9 as part of the construction of the East Portal, which will provide space for the light rail system tunnel.

Keywords: Gold Line, Eastside Extension, East Portal Tunnel, Construction
May 05, 2005
Metro to Hold Public Hearing May 19 on Proposed FY06 Budget

Metro will hold a public hearing on a draft $2.86 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2005-06 on Thursday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m. in the third floor Board room at Metro headquarters, One Gateway Plaza next to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

Keywords: Public Hearings, Proposed Budget
May 05, 2005
Go Metro to 57th Israel Independence Day Festival May 15

Join a community-wide celebration of Israel's Independence Day Sunday, May 15 in Woodley Park in the San Fernando Valley. With more than 40,000 people regularly attending this annual one-day cultural event - called the biggest outside Israel - Metro is the best way to enjoy the fun without driving.

Keywords: Israel Independence Day Festival
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